Book #1 of 2015: Belushi


6 Word Reaction: I love all things SNL related.

If you end up living a life worth writing about, make a demand in your will that the book be an oral biography. An oral biography is a collection of interviews with the people directly involved with the book’s topic. With the first-hand accounts and inside information, the subject of the book comes off as accurately captured, yet larger than life.

Entertaining Oral Biographies I’ve Read
Belushi: A Biography
The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts
Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN
Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests
Rant: The Oral Biography of Buster Casey(a rare example of fictional oral biography)

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