Because no one will write an un authorized biography about Emmy-winning writer and actor Chris Elliott, he has done it himself. Reader, you're hereby warned that much of this book will be disturbing. The Guy Under the Sheets is a behind-the-scenes memoir so personal, so provocative, that Elliott nearly sued himself to halt publication: the most shocking revelation, corroborated by numerous unnamed sources, is that Elliott is not the absurdist comedian that Rolling Stone once called "a genius." In fact, he's a slightly dimwitted no-talent from a celebrity family who managed to convince a whole generation of disillusioned youth that he was funny. Few have seen his dark side: a ghastly childhood spent on Manhattan's posh Upper East Side; a torrid near-love affair with Lee Radziwill; a torrid real love affair with Shelley Winters; his first job, entertaining mobsters with his Judy Garland impersonation; and countless episodes from the life of a mediocre artist who somehow faked his way to the top--of semi-moderate fame and fortune. But seriously, Elliott is a brilliantly comic bestselling writer--and while there is plenty of fictional fun in The Guy Under the Sheets , also woven throughout are wonderful real life anecdotes, including Elliott's start at Late Night with David Letterman , his work in films from Groundhog Day to Cabin Boy , and much more. If the author does not prevail in his lawsuit, this book is bound to delight many new readers and loyal fans alike.
Elliott, Chris, 1960-
The guy under the sheets
the unauthorized autobiography
New York :, Blue Rider Press,, 2012.
238 p.,  p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.
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