Laughing on the Outside

Laughing on the Outside

The Life of John Candy

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
The biography of late comedy star John Candy profiles how, despite being plagued by anxiety and self-doubt, the actor-comedian became a popular leading man and describes how Candy lost millions to a con man

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First US edition of a biography of one of Canada's most gifted comedians and beloved actors. In recounting Candy's comedy career and business ventures, the author describes him as a man blessed with comic genius and uncommon goodness of heart but who was ultimately and sadly undermined by oppressive self-doubt and misguided ambition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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The biography of late comedy star John Candy profiles how, despite being plagued by anxiety and self-doubt, the actor-comedian became a popular leading man and describes how Candy lost millions to a con man. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312171797
031217179X
Characteristics: 243 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm

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Apr 16, 2012

For those who like John Candys' work this book offers some insight into his life and what sort of person he was. He sounds like the type of man that we all want as a friend. The downside to this book is the author Martin Knelman. As a film critic Knelman spends too much time analyzing the TV and films Candy was part of. Every time he talks about the quality of the films or shows I found my eyes glazing over. He uses the word 'delicious' on several occasions to descibe good writing or acting. Find some other word.

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