The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts

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Penguin, May 6, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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The New York Times bestselling biography of an American comedy legend

After three years of sobriety, Chris Farley's life was at its creative peak until a string of professional disappointments chased him back to drugs and alcohol. He fought hard against them, but it was a fight he would lose in December 1997. Farley's fans immediately drew parallels between his death and that of his idol, John Belushi. Without looking deeper, however, many failed to see that Farley was much more than just another Hollywood drug overdose. In this officially authorized oral history, Farley's friends and family remember his work and life. Along the way, they tell a remarkable story of boundless energy, determination, and laughter that could only keep the demons at bay for so long.

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User Review  - Jenni J. -

I am not finished with this book but there is a reason for that. The book is mostly written by Chriss brother who apparently holds a lot of anger and animosity toward Chris. I dont like the book. If ... Read full review

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User Review  - thoughtbox - LibraryThing

I will admit to approaching this book with some trepidation. After picking it up and glancing at it in the bookstore, I was worried it would be another “Live From New York.” For those of you who don’t ... Read full review

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Tom Farley, Jr., Chris’s older brother, is president and managing director of the Chris Farley Foundation, which educates young people about substance abuse and addiction.

Tanner Colby is former head writer of the National Lampoon Radio Hour, and coauthor of Belushi: A Biography. He lives in New York City.

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