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The Real Animal House Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (169 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Miller Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The creator of Animal House at last tells the real story of the fraternity that inspired the iconic film—a story far more outrageous (and funny!) than any movie could ever capture. Animal House, the film adaptation of stories Chris Miller published in National Lampoon about his experiences at a Dartmouth fraternity, is among the most beloved and successful comedies of all time. In fact its portrayal of college party life is still imitated on campuses across the country—toga party, anyone?

Now nearly thirty years after the movie hit theaters, there are no taboos left, and Chris Miller can finally answer the fans who all want to know one thing: was it really like that? The answer: yes—but much, much more out of control! Here for the first time are the real stories of Alpha Delta Phi. Like the one about the frat brother who entertained the house by lighting his hair on fire—not the hair on his head, however. Or about the pledge who trick-or-treated around campus in a very revealing jack-o-lantern costume. Or about initiation night when a frozen hot dog became very painful for two rushes.

Wild and hilarious, The Real Animal House is a must-read for any fan of the film and anyone who remembers their college days as a blur of great parties and solid friendship.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Neil | 2/13/2014

    " A delight to read, for those of us who find stories of binge drinking and its consequences fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Nessa Borealis | 1/24/2014

    " This book taught me that life as a member of Alpha Delta Phi was as raucous in the early 60s as it was in the early 80s. And that adding women into the picture didn't mess with that at all. Miller is a great memoirist, and hilariously funny to boot. (Maybe "boot" is not the best verb here. Heh.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Brian | 1/15/2014

    " wasn't as fun a read as I had hoped "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Luke | 1/9/2014

    " For when you miss college life "

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About the Author

Chris Miller is a screenwriter who was the story-writer in residence at National Lampoon for twenty-five years. A former ad man responsible for coining such phrases as “I’m cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!,” he now lives in Venice, California.

About the Narrator

Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice acting, where he has been heard on more than five thousand television and radio commercials, as well as television promos; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?