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Download You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (135 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Phil Rosenthal Narrator: Phil Rosenthal Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN:
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For nearly 10 years no TV comedy was a popular or beloved as Everybody Loves Raymond.

In You're Lucky You're Funny, Phil Rosenthal, the creator and executive producer of the show, tells the behind-the-scenes story of the making of a number one smash-hit sitcom. Based on Ray Romano's actual life, the show also took much of its material from Phil's equally, and hysterically, dysfunctional family characters and experiences.

Besides being one of the funniest books ever written about television, You're Lucky You're Funny is one of the most illuminating, Phil offers an unprecedented look at the making of a hit show, considering everything from casting to writing to production to managing egos to keeping a series fresh after it has comfortably settled in for the long haul.

For anyone who loves comedy, for the millions of devoted fans of Everybody Love Raymond, and for all the aspiring writers who are edging their way toward Hollywood, You're Lucky You're Funny will be a gift and an inspiration. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stitchywoman | 1/18/2014

    " Enjoyable light read. It brought back memories of all the "Raymond" episodes that were referenced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Nix | 12/10/2013

    " A fun read, and interesting if you're into TV writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 12/8/2013

    " People in The Industry are generally living lives of quiet desperation, with the occaisional fun party thrown in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megankellie | 11/25/2013

    " A good peek into putting together a shew and someone with opinions about tv that you'll like. Also, a good description of getting an acting career "just struggle for 10 years, be a writer for 5, make a hit sitcom, write that for 9 years, finally do a movie" That is a crap paraphrase. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 11/23/2013

    " funny background info on the creation of EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND. Quick read, lots of fun facts, great for fans of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 11/2/2013

    " This was a really interesting look into how a show is made. Didn't realize exactly what I was getting into - but I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Christian | 11/2/2013

    " Extremely entertaining. I loved his story about filming "The Last Days" with President Clinton! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 10/29/2013

    " Extremely entertaining and delightful. It was a lot of fun to learn where the stories for Everybody Loves Raymond came from. Wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Carnahan-Nichols | 7/10/2013

    " An insider's account of "Everybody Loves Raymond," from casting to writing for 9 years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennywhoa | 12/8/2012

    " This book is HILARIOUS. I mean, I laughed out loud numerous times. I am a huge fan of Everybody Loves Raymond but this book is a must read for anyone wanting to become a writer/producer of sitcoms/television. A MUST read! Great book, quick read. I enjoyed myself thoroughly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 11/2/2012

    " The Audio book is the best way to consume this book. Wonderful insight into writing comedy. Read by the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 10/6/2012

    " The man behind one of the funniest sitcoms of all time - Everybody Loves Raymond - shares his life story that inspired different elements of the show. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Smith | 9/16/2012

    " For my media class this week we are focusing on Everybody Loves Raymond. This is a nice little book by the shows creator about his funny life and how the show came into being. It is pretty funny, and also some interesting insights into the world of US media. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph | 5/9/2012

    " Loved, loved, loved this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 3/23/2012

    " Great book from the exec director of "Everybody Loves Raymond". I loved watching his path from kid who got by be funny and loved to watch sitcoms to one who created one of the best. Esp loved all the insight into what makes good comic writing and good quality tv. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Africableu | 3/5/2012

    " Funny, interesting, neat "behind-the-scenes" book. The author is a hoot, of course, and reading the book made me want to rent the EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND DVDs to see the episodes mentioned in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 10/17/2011

    " This is an autobiography and how-I-did-it book by the creator of "Everyone Loves Raymond." It's a fun, easy read if you're OK with his ba-dum-bum, Borscht Belt writing style. I enjoyed it because I'm a fan of the show and it had a lot of interesting behind-the-scenes TV-business stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Karr | 10/12/2011

    " I loved this book! It's funny with a lot of heart. Good read with insights on collaborating on a TV sitcom (Everybody Loves Raymond). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 8/25/2011

    " I listened to the audio book narrated by the author. Very funny. It's not fair that one guy has had so many great experiences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 8/24/2011

    " Great book! Fun to read. Loved learning the backstory on some of my favorite episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 1/2/2011

    " A fun read, and interesting if you're into TV writing. "

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