The Short Life & Fast Times of John Belushi

By Bob Woodward

Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9781451655599, 480pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2012



The outrageous talent, addicted to life, with a huge appetite for drugs, food, and pleasure.


The star who plummeted over the edge. And the friends, wife, agents, and groupies who couldn’t stop him.

About the Author
Bob Woodward is an associate editor at "The Washington Post", where he has worked for forty-four years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for "The Washington Post" s coverage of the Watergate scandal, and later for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored or coauthored twelve #1 national nonfiction bestsellers. He has two daughters, Tali and Diana, and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, writer Elsa Walsh.

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