All By My Selves
All By My Selves
Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me
By Jeff Dunham
Dutton Adult, Hardcover, 9780525951414, 368pp.
Publication Date: November 2, 2010
His YouTube videos have been viewed more than 400 million times by fans all over the world. He has played to sold-out venues across North America, Europe, South Africa and Australia. He has sold more than six million DVDs, Forbes has ranked him in their Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers for two years running, and he has been the top touring comedian in the United States for the last two years. Whether he's breathing life into an old curmudgeon, an over- caffeinated purple maniac, or a screaming, skeletal, dead terrorist, Jeff Dunham is the straight man to some of the funniest partners in show business.
"All by My Selves" is the story of one pretty ordinary guy, one interesting hobby, one very understanding set of parents, and a long and winding rode to becoming America's favorite comedian. With wit, honesty, and lots of great show business detail, Jeff shares all the major moments in his journey. From the toy dummy he spotted at a toy store when he was 8 years old to playing to arenas filled with screaming fans, Jeff takes readers behind the curtain to explain how he turned an old fashioned art form into something truly modern and hip. Best of all, Jeff's story is accompanied by asides and interruptions from his characters-who share all the hilarious details Jeff himself is too embarrassed to include.
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"Dunham is the most successful comedian working in America."
-New York Times Magazine
"In the last few years, Jeff Dunham has become something akin to a rock star. For the first time since the heyday of Edgar Bergen and his dummy Charlie McCarthy and "The Ed Sullivan Show," nearly a half century ago, ventriloquism has moved back into the entertainment mainstream, and Dunham is leading the way."
-The Los Angeles Times
"The country's most popular stand-up comedian."
"Easily one of the funniest stand-up comics alive."
-Dallas Morning News
"One of the most popular acts in the country"
-The Boston Globe