- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons (Oct. 25 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399575375
- ISBN-13: 978-0399575372
- Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.9 x 23.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 635 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #273,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be Hardcover – Oct 25 2016
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“A fitfully amusing memoir...funny self-help, designed to show readers how to attain, sustain, and survive the author’s level of celebrity...Engaging because it doesn’t take itself too seriously.”—Kirkus Reviews
Best Books to Read this Fall—Thrillist.com
"The book is smart, honest and clever." —Associated Press
"...Thanks for the Money is a clever, much-needed antidote to the age of celebrity book deals. If the tide can't be stopped, at least it can be mocked." —EW.com
About the Author
Joel McHale is best known as host of E!'s The Soup and for his starring role on the hit comedy series Community. He will next be seen on Fox's revival of The X-Files, where he will play a conservative news anchor. His film credits include A Merry Friggin' Christmas, Deliver Us from Evil, Blended, TED, What's Your Number?, The Big Year, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, and The Informant. McHale also performs his stand-up act around the country to sold-out audiences. In 2014, he hosted the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., and recently hosted the 2015 ESPYS on ABC. Born in Rome and raised in Seattle, Washington, McHale was a history major at the University of Washington where he also was a member of their championship football team. He received his Master's of Fine Arts from UW's Actor's Training Program. McHale lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.
Boyd Vico and Brad Stevens have years of experience in both comedy writing and television production. Stevens and Vico have teamed up with McHale in the past – as two of the original writer/producers on The Soup, and for events such as The Independent Spirit Awards, the 2015 ESPY Awards, and the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner. They have written and produced series for Fox, Comedy Central, NBC, and VH1 and served as writers for the nationally syndicated radio program On Air With Ryan Seacrest.
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Anyways, this book, especially the audiobook, is fantastic! If you even enjoy a small amount of Joel's humour and comedic style, you will love it. It's a must read for anyone that's a fan of Community and/or The Soup.
There was some interesting stuff like about Joel's childhood, how he got into comedy and what went down with Chevy Chase on the Community set but the book didn't need to be 320 pages.
It is kind of funny that Joel McHale called his book Thanks for the Money, but the joke is on him, because I borrowed this book from my local library.
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I was hoping for a bit more on the Almost Live days, but he really skimmed over that as if he was ashamed of it. The best part was probably the chapter where his wife kept popping in with comments.