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May 31, 2011
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UNIQUE & BESTSELLING JEFF DUNHAM AUTOBIOGRAPHY HITS PAPERBACK ON 9/6
Globe's Top Standup Comic Tells Tale of His Rise with Asides & Insights from Star Sidekicks
(Los Angeles) Just how did a boy from Dallas who plays with puppets become a comedy juggernaut in contemporary entertainment? The touching, often funny, fascinating and true tale is told and then some in "All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me," which hit The New York Times Best Sellers list last fall. On September 6, the book hailed by the California Literary Review as "well-written� funny, self-deprecating, socially relevant, and multi-vocal" enjoys its trade paperback publication by Dutton.
From modest beginnings entertaining as a school kid through his years on the comedy club circuit to his current reign as the top touring standup comic in North America (for the past three years) and the world (now two years running), Dunham has harnessed the power of charming and humoring the masses to sell six million plus DVDs, earn more than half a billon worldwide views of his clips, and set TV ratings records with his Comedy Central specials, to name some but hardly all of his stunning achievements. His five-star rated customer favorite book on Amazon.com, written by Dunham himself, tells the story of his life and phenomenal success with spicy and rib-tickling commentary by his famed cast of comedic characters.
Reviews of the book have been exemplary: "The best thing All By My Selves has going for it is Dunham's big heart, which shines through quite brightly when he talks about his kids, or appearing on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson�He's a man who's passionate about what he does, and when he's talking about fun things, we have fun because he's having fun." Another reviewer states, "If you're a fan of Dunham's this book will be a tremendously enjoyable read that has enough emotional pull to make it memorable, and enough humor to keep the guffaws coming. If you're not familiar with Dunham's brand of humor, well, you're in for a treat."
Recently returned from a record setting third tour of Europe peppered with firsts, packed houses, and standing ovations, Dunham continues to fill major arenas and other top venues and larger on his 100 city Identity Crisis tour. He tapes his next Comedy Central special in Richmond, VA on June 3 & 4 for an unprecedented multi-territory release on September 25.
"All you're going to do is have a big goofy time and escape your problems for a while," says Dunham of his live shows that keeps millions of devoted and loving fans coming back for more as he barnstorms major North American markets year after year. In the same spirit, All By My Selves - also released as an audio book read by its author at the beginning of this year - is a good time galore as Dunham tells the heartwarming and inspiring story of how his distinctive humor and unbound appeal won him worldwide fame and adoration galore.
As world-renowned author and philosopher Dr. Tom Morris explains about Jeff's journey on The Huffington Post: "Many stories of tremendous personal success are impressive and instructive. Now and then, we come across one that's astonishing, and that can change our attitudes about what is or isn't possible in the world�. Dunham's journey represents some of the major themes in classic success stories."