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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gavin Edwards Narrator: Gavin Edwards Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9780735210318
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This collection of the most epic, hilarious, and strange Bill Murray stories, many of which have never before been reported, spotlights the star’s extraordinary ability to infuse the everyday with surprise, absurdity, and wonder.

No one will ever believe you.

New York Times bestselling author Gavin Edwards, like the rest of us, has always been fascinated with Bill Murray—in particular the beloved actor’s adventures off-screen, which rival his filmography for sheer entertainment value. Edwards traveled to the places where Murray has lived, worked, and partied, in search of the most outrageous and hilarious Bill Murray stories from the past four decades, many of which have never before been reported.

Bill once paid a child five dollars to ride his bike into a swimming pool. The star convinced Harvard’s JV women’s basketball team to play with him in a private game of hoops. Many of these surreal encounters ended with Bill whispering, “No one will ever believe you” into a stranger’s ear. But The Tao of Bill Murray is more than just a collection of wacky anecdotes. This volume puts the actor’s public clowning into a larger context, as Edwards distills Murray’s unique way of being into a set of guiding principles.

A sideways mix of comedy and philosophy, full of photo bombs, late-night party crashes, and movie-set antics, this is the perfect book for anyone who calls themselves a Bill Murray fan—which is to say, everyone.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Reading The Tao of Bill Murray is like spending time with Bill, but probably safer.”

    Danny Rubin, screenwriter of Groundhog Day

  • “For sheer dopamine release, [The Tao of Bill Murray is] hard to beat.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Captures Murray’s enigmatic, comic genius.”

    Washington Post

  • “Rib-tickling.”


  • “Edwards shows us how Murray uses his star power to bring surprise and delight into random people’s daily lives.”


  • “Hilarious and profound.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • “This book is bursting with anecdotes that underline Murray’s unconventional and fun-loving life…Murray’s fans are sure to savor [it] and walk away with a deeper appreciation of the actor and his work.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Murray is an endless delight, and his knack for bons mots and non sequiturs will keep readers laughing before revealing an unexpectedly poignant vision for happiness…A fun and revealing look behind the charm and mythos of Bill Murray that will only strengthen his legend.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A hilarious read—occasionally heartwarming, sometimes head-scratching…Sure to please Murray fans.‘

    Library Journal

  • “From his prose and the tone of his voice as he tells his favorite Murray stories and teases out lessons to be learned by following Murray’s philosophy, it’s clear that Edwards has a deep admiration for the actor…[which] makes listening to this audiobook enjoyable.”


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About the Author

Gavin Edwards is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and has written for Details, Spin, and the New York Times. He is the author of several books, including VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave; Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton’s Little John?: Music’s Most Enduring Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed; ’Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy; and Last Night at the Viper Room. He lives in Los Angeles.