I'm Not High: (But I've Got a Lot of Crazy Stories About Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spir itual Warrior

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Penguin, Oct 5, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 280 pages
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With his goofy smile, sleepy eyes, and stoner's laugh, Jim Breuer might not appear to be the most introspective comedian out there. The fact that he made his mark playing Goat Boy on Saturday Night Live and a recalcitrant toker in the stoner classic Half Baked doesn't help his reputation at all. But in I'm Not High, we meet a whole new Jim Breuer: the Jim who tours the country with his whole family in tow; the Jim who cares for his ailing eighty-five-year-old father; the Jim who considers himself a deeply spiritual person. I'm Not High reveals the complex man behind the simpleminded persona, bringing to life true stories from a career that has spanned two riotous (yet somehow semi-righteous) decades.

Jim dishes on everything from the SNL years to his early adventures in film. The cast of characters in I'm Not High includes Chris Farley, Dave Chapelle, and Tracy Morgan-who all taught Jim lasting lessons about the high-stakes game of fame. He also chronicles the constant role his family has played in keeping him honest. Whether he's arguing with his wife about religion (Is it okay to believe in God but not believe in church?), trying to take care of his kids, or helping his father get through the day with his dignity in tact, it's clear that some of his best material comes from his best moments as a son and a dad and a husband.

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Saturday Night Live alum Breuer chronicles a life in comedy and a life with God."All of my life," writes the author in his first book, "humor had been a natural default operating mode for me," and ... Read full review

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This was an amazing read from a hilarious comedian. Jim Breuer has been one of my favorite comedians for quite some time. Getting a look at the inner-workings of his act and his personal life has been a true honor. Although some parts of the book could have had a lot more detail involved, this book didn't disappoint me in the least. I was hooked the second I started reading it and didn't put it down until I was finished. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys comedy and good wholesome people that do nothing short of just trying to get by in life. 


Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Introduction
Nearly Aborted
Getting the
Florida Bound and Gagged
A Lesson from Steve Harvey and a Few Others
From Harlem Its the Uptown Comedy Club
Its a Breuer Family Wedding
Finding Farley
Meeting the Mayor
Chris Kattan Heavy Metal Man and the End of SNL Days
Half Baked Dave Chappelle and Monk the Pooping
Birth of Gabrielle
Saving SteveO
Life in the Jersey Burbs
Partying Like a Rock Star

Babysitting Billy
God Fired Me from Buddies So I Wouldnt Cheat on
Joining Saturday Night Live and Becoming Joe Pesci
Birth of Goat
Getting Sirius
Dad Moves
Epilogue Acknowledgements

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About the author (2010)

Stand-up comedian Jim Breuer was part of the Saturday Night Live cast from 1995 to 1998. He now hosts two popular Sirius/XM radio shows and recently screened his documentary, More Than Me, at the Just for laughs comedy conference in Montreal. He lives in New Jersey with his family.

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