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Anybody with an interest in Kaufman will love this book.,
This review is from: Lost in the Funhouse: The Life and Mind Of Andy Kaufman (Paperback)After watching the Jim Carrey movie 'Man in the Moon' I found myself interested in Andy Kaufman, who I previously knew nothing about. I happened upon this book shortley after, and having finished it I can say that I was extemely pleased that I did. It covered everything in the movie and more, and in greater detail. The subject matter is obviously very interesting and I found it an inspiring read. I love the idea of Kaufmans inhibition and lack of restraint, which he constantley demonstrated throughout his life. He seemed to live life exactley as he wanted to and made a lot of people happy doing so, as well as upsetting some along the way, and confusing many others. He really was a free spirit in the most basic sense of the word. Weather this was a consequence of mental instabilitie or genius is debatable, and having finished the book I still am not sure which it was.
As well as being a colourfull character to write about, the book is also very well written and well balanced from start to finish and never suffers from slow down, or any period of Kaufmans life that could be considered boring or uneventfull.
I would recommend this to anybody with even a passing interest in Andy Kaufman or comedy in general. I can see where some of todays 'Zany' comediens, such as Carey, get there inspiration.