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  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; New Ed edition (28 Feb. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061094927
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061094927
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 1.5 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,647,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From a happy Massachusetts childhood to working the college campus comedy circuit, playing more than 300 gigs a year and finally to the Tonight Show on US television, this is Jay Leno's fascinating autobiography.

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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Very funny anecdotes from Jay's life.

A bit surprising is that this is like a biography, but it's not in chronological order.
Oh well, it's really funny anyway. Both the way he tells his own story, and of course when he relates things he said on camera or on stage.
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Leading With My Chin is by far one of the best autobiographical books in print. It's funny, its heartwarming.....hey, it's even a little dirty. AJy Leno is a great comedian and a wonderful person. He shows how one man from New England can make it to stardom.
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Great book - basically a series of anecdotes with one liners at the end. Totally J Leno
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jay Leno, Leading with my Chin. 20 Sept. 2010
By Su Kay - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought his book when it first came out, and I put Post-it Notes on the pages that made me laugh.
I took the book to read whenever I had to take the kids to the doctor because the wait was always
so long. Jay's book made me laugh out loud so much that the doctor peeked into the exam room and
asked what I was laughing about so much. I showed him all the Post-it-Notes pages that made me laugh.
The doctor asked me if the book was really that funny, and I said "YES, go buy Jay's book and read it to laugh."
Couple years ago, I gave the book to a friend in need to laugh, and I'm sorry I gave it away.
Jay's dad was a character and his mom was such a sweet woman like Edith on Archie Bunker tv series.
A touching part that made me tear up was when Jay was in high school sitting in class and he could
see his parents in the distance at his junkie old pick-up that did not have windows, they were covering
his pick-up with plastic because it was raining. Wow, they loved their son. Even though his dad was
a tough guy, he showed he cared about Jay. Man, that was such a loving thing to do. My dad would not
have done that. This time, me not giving Jay's book away. In times when I need to laugh, I go to his
book. I love all the funny events about his parents. I like Jay Leno.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jay is a nice guy 15 Nov. 2010
By J. J. Noh - Published on Amazon.com
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Jay Leno is a nice guy. From this book and from all he says and does, I'm convinced that he is. Jay had an unfortunate former manager, who was quickly fired by NBC. And NBC itself has not been entirely honest in its dealings with Jay and with everybody else.

This book is funny, not uproariously funny because it was not intended to be so. I sympathize with Jay for the mishaps he endured, some of which he should have foreseen.

Give the man a break.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 16 Mar. 2017
By Peter - Published on Amazon.com
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A fun quick read. Very enjoyable.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FUNNIEST BOOK IN THE UNIVERSE! 7 Jun. 2006
By Gayle L. Edmond - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read this book at least THREE times. I've given it to almost everyone I know. I gave it to my nephew when he was 14. One day, we saw him shaking and crying on his bed. When I asked what was wrong, he rolled over and handed me this book!!!! He couldn't even speak, he just pointed to the part he wanted me to read. It is soooo funny. Whenever my mother feels down, she just opens it up to any page and it cheers her up. If I ever met Jay, I'd tell him this is my favorite book. I made the mistake of taking it when I was waiting to see if I would be picked for jury duty. I kept laughing out loud and everyone kept looking at me. It really is funny. I don't know if his life was this funny, or if he left out most of the bad stuff, but if you have ANY sense of humor at all, GET THIS BOOK!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad read 2 Oct. 2013
By nt - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a quick and easy read. The most interesting part was reading about his early life and becoming a comic.
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