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Digging Up Mother: A Love Story by [Stanhope, Doug]
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Digging Up Mother: A Love Story Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 68 customer reviews

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Praise for "Digging Up Mother"
"Kirkus Reviews," 4/1/16
Lively and smart, and, in the manner of the best comedy, as sad as it is funny.
"

Praise for Doug Stanhope and "Digging Up Mother"
"Doug Stanhope has been one of the best comics in the world for a very long time, and he only gets better with time. The fact that he is not hugely famous is a choice entirely his own and a gift he gives to the fans who are able to find him in the shadows of the real world. I've only ever heard people say two things about Doug: 1) 'He's the fucking greatest!' 2) 'I don't know who that is.' I'm never going to read this book because I am too self-absorbed. But if you have room in your heart, pour Doug in and it will delightfully blacken. This fucking dude is funny and thoughtful and generously careless, and I love watching him. Good guy, too."Louis C.K.
"Dear Jews who run show business: Please give Doug Stanhope a primetime show."Sarah Silverman
"Doug might be the most important stand-up working today."Ricky Gervais
"[Doug Stanhope's comedy is] an acidic blend of prickly hostility, elaborately articulated self-loathing, and righteous anger.""New York Times"
"If there's such a thing as being too honest in comedy, Doug Stanhope may come close.... Stanhope has elevated himself to become one of today's most talked-about artists.""Timeout Chicago"
"Much of what's wrong with the world melts away in Stanhope's flame.... Comedy with brains and guts and a heart.""The Guardian"
"[Doug Stanhope is a] visionary douchebag.""The Times" (London)
"Kirkus Reviews," 4/1/16
Lively and smart, and, in the manner of the best comedy, as sad as it is funny.
Red Carpet Crash, 5/4/16
An incredibly awesome book.
"Boston Globe," 5/12/16
The book is just as candid, wickedly funny and bound to offend as his stage act.
Splitsider, 6/2/16
"Digging Up Mother" is as heartbreaking as it is hilarious, as fun as it is funny, and as personal as it is relatable. It s a testament to [Doug s] skills as a writer, a storyteller, and a comedian. It s a testament to his love for his mother.
The Arts Fuse, 6/15/16
A disarmingly funny, unexpectedly sweet memoir.
"Los Angeles Times," 7/14/16
An honestexploration of what it means to love despite flaws and failings, through pain and discomfort.
"

Praise for Doug Stanhope and Digging Up Mother
"Doug Stanhope has been one of the best comics in the world for a very long time, and he only gets better with time. The fact that he is not hugely famous is a choice entirely his own and a gift he gives to the fans who are able to find him in the shadows of the real world. I've only ever heard people say two things about Doug: 1) 'He's the fucking greatest!' 2) 'I don't know who that is.' I'm never going to read this book because I am too self-absorbed. But if you have room in your heart, pour Doug in and it will delightfully blacken. This fucking dude is funny and thoughtful and generously careless, and I love watching him. Good guy, too."Louis C.K.
"Dear Jews who run show business: Please give Doug Stanhope a primetime show."Sarah Silverman
"Doug might be the most important stand-up working today."Ricky Gervais
"[Doug Stanhope's comedy is] an acidic blend of prickly hostility, elaborately articulated self-loathing, and righteous anger."New York Times
"If there's such a thing as being too honest in comedy, Doug Stanhope may come close.... Stanhope has elevated himself to become one of today's most talked-about artists."Timeout Chicago
"Much of what's wrong with the world melts away in Stanhope's flame.... Comedy with brains and guts and a heart."The Guardian
"[Doug Stanhope is a] visionary douchebag."The Times (London)
Kirkus Reviews, 4/1/16
Lively and smart, and, in the manner of the best comedy, as sad as it is funny.
Red Carpet Crash, 5/4/16
An incredibly awesome book.
Boston Globe, 5/12/16
The book is just as candid, wickedly funny and bound to offend as his stage act.
Splitsider, 6/2/16
Digging Up Mother is as heartbreaking as it is hilarious, as fun as it is funny, and as personal as it is relatable. It s a testament to [Doug s] skills as a writer, a storyteller, and a comedian. It s a testament to his love for his mother.
The Arts Fuse, 6/15/16
A disarmingly funny, unexpectedly sweet memoir.
Los Angeles Times, 7/14/16
An honestexploration of what it means to love despite flaws and failings, through pain and discomfort.
"

"In the first chapter of Digging Up Mother, [Stanhope] describes the death of his mother in the meticulous detail of someone fascinated by all things uncomfortable and taboo. While he talked about her in a previous stand-up special, this lucid account, deadpan but too impertinent to be called clinical, is even more harrowing and funny."--Jason Zinoman, New York Times
12/29/16

Book Description

A dark and twisted memoir by outrageous comedian Doug Stanhope, with a foreword by Johnny Depp

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6440 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01FGAEOQ4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 68 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #210,490 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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