Because no one will write an unauthorized biography about Emmy-winning actor and comedian Chris Elliott, he has done it himself. Listener, you’re hereby warned that much of this book will be disturbing. The Guy Under the Sheets is a behind-the-scenes memoir so personal, so provocative, that Elliott nearly sued himself to halt publication: the most shocking revelation, corroborated by numerous unnamed sources, is that Elliott is not the absurdist comedian that Rolling Stone once called “a genius.” In fact, he’s a slightly dim-witted no-talent from a celebrity family who managed to convince a whole generation of disillusioned youth that he was funny.
Few have seen his dark side: a ghastly childhood spent on Manhattan’s posh Upper East Side; a torrid first love affair with Lee Radziwill; a torrid second one with Kathie Lee Gifford; his first job dismembering bodies for the Mob; and countless episodes from the life of a mediocre artist who somehow faked his way to the top — of semi-moderate fame and fortune.
But seriously, Elliott is a brilliantly comic bestselling writer — and while there is plenty of fictional fun in The Guy Under the Sheets, also woven throughout are wonderful real-life anecdotes, including Elliott’s start at Late Night with David Letterman alongside Andy Kaufman, his work in films from Groundhog Day to Cabin Boy, and much more. If the author does not prevail in his lawsuit, this book is bound to delight many new listeners and loyal fans alike.
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Chris Elliott is a comedian and the author of several books, including The Shroud of the Thwacker. He has appeared in countless TV shows and films, including Saturday Night Live, Get a Life, Cabin Boy, Groundhog Day, and There’s Something About Mary. He currently stars in Adult Swim’s Eagleheart and has a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother.From Booklist:
Elliott, the comedian, actor, and writer, here blows the lid off one of the great untold Hollywood stories: the true life of Chris Elliott. The son of film legend Bette Davis and noted mustachioed actor Sam Elliott, Chris got his first big break on Late Night with David Letterman, where he dazzled audiences with his many running characters, including a Marlon Brando parody that had its genesis in Elliott’s traumatizing encounter with the Oscar-winning actor on his French Polynesian island. Torrid affairs with Shelley Winters and Lee Radziwill, among other women, scarred Elliott emotionally and psychologically, but he didn’t let that stop him from turning out classic film and television works like Cabin Boy and Get a Life. Sadly, Elliott’s own life was cut short by his untimely death at the hands of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, another spurned lover. This hugely entertaining pack of lies reads like a Woody Allen essay from the New Yorker, but, buried among the silliness, there is a nugget or two of legitimate autobiography. Wildly weird and hugely entertaining. --David Pitt
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