Thirty-Nine Years of Shortterm Memory Loss: The Early Days of SNL from Someone Who Was There (Google eBook)

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Grove Press, Mar 16, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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Thirty-Nine Years of Short-term Memory Loss is a seriously funny and irreverent memoir that gives an insider’s view of the birth and rise of Saturday Night Live, and features laugh-out-loud stories about some of its greatest personalities—Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Michael O’Donoghue, and Chris Farley. Tom Davis’s voice is rich with irony and understatement as he tells tales of discovery, triumph, and loss with relentless humor. His memoir describes not only his experiences on the set of SNL but also his suburban childhood, his high school escapades in the ‘60s, his discovery of sex, and how he reveled in the hippie culture—and psychoactive drugs—from San Francisco to Kathmandu to Burning Man over the last four decades. Hysterical, lucid, and wise, Thirty-Nine Years of Short-term Memory Loss is an unforgettable romp in an era of sex, drugs, and comedy.
  

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Contents

INDIA
50
FIRST LOVE AND SEX
70
F D IN LA
90
FUCK JOHNNY CARSON
114
SIGNIFICANT OTHER
122
LORNE
132
A NIGHT IN THE BUNGALOW
178
TIMOTHY LEARY
182
TRADING PLACES
210
MICHAEL ODONOGHUE
222
MORE DANNY
236
HEPBURN HEIGHTS THE DEN OF EQUITY
248
MORE AF
260
THE BREAKUP
274
THE BEST SNL SHOW EVER WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS FROM?
278
THE GRAND MARQUIS
292

INCIDENTS AND COINCIDENCE DEATH CAMPS FRANKEN AND THE BEATLES
196
MORE GD
202
MY FAVORITE FILMS
300
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About the author (2010)

Tom Davis writes about life in the American South in short stories, articles, and poems. Davis, a resident of Fayetteville, N.C., uses personal experience, imagination, and humor to tell stories about Southern people and events. Davis combines true elements, such as the names of actual persons and events that really took place, with descriptions of imaginary people and places. Davis's books include What Would You Like on Your Mashed Potatoes?, The Long and the Short, Pickberry Pig, and The Patrol Order. Davis's works are also included in A Loving Voice and A Loving Voice II, anthologies of read-aloud short stories. Davis also publishes extensively in newspapers and journals, such as The Carolina Runner, Poet's Sanctuary, and Special Warfare, a professional military journal published by the Special Warfare Center. He has won numerous awards from Byline, a national magazine for writers.

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