Belushi: A Biography Hardcover – Illustrated, November 1, 2005
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- Publisher : Rugged Land (November 1, 2005)
- Language: : English
- Hardcover : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1590710487
- ISBN-13 : 978-1590710487
- Item Weight : 2.91 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.77 x 1.06 x 10.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #176,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The photos and stories in this book are fantastic, many never previously seen by the public. The intimate retellings of private encounters and interactions with this comedic genius are wonderful reading. The self-destructive bent he acquired to cope with the stress of his unparalleled success is seen to evolve through the telling, with Belushi only trying to return from the brink after passing too close to its edge.
There were only a few minor quality-control issues with this fantastic work, most prominent being the typo in the footer for an entire chapter. Outside of that and a few other typos here and there, the book is wonderful.
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There, I've said it.
I can't let my yellowed paperback go off to the charity shop in the sky. I think Wired put a darker, gritty and drug-fueled aspect to John Belushi demise that we all knew about, and his ultimate sad speed-balling come-uppance. That said, I was expecting this to be a gushing 'what a guy' tome.
It is, to a degree, but it's more measured - he's lovable but annoying, driven yet considerate, he's also very human...
I could go on, but he was and remains my comedy hero.
If you want a touching tale that really gets under the skin of a short-lived genius, then read this.