Weird Al The Book (Hardcover)
|Author: Nathan/ Yankovic Rabin|
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|The undisputed king of pop-culture parody, Yankovic has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history. Covering more than three decades of hilarious songs, videos, concert performances, and more, this is the ultimate companion piece to an extraordinary career.|
From the Publisher:
The undisputed king of pop-culture parody, ?Weird Al? Yankovic has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history, receiving three Grammy Awards (and 14 nominations) in the process. The man behind classics such as ?Eat It,? ?Amish Paradise,? and ?White & Nerdy? performed in more than 100 cities throughout North America, Europe, and Australia in support of his latest (and, to date, highest-charting) album, Alpocalypse. At last the time has come for a comprehensive illustrated tribute to this icon of the American humor landscape. Covering more than three decades of hilarious songs, videos, concert performances, and his life story in words and pictures, and featuring an introduction, lists, tweets, and photo captions from Yankovic himself, Weird Al: The Book is the ultimate companion piece to an extraordinary career.||Praise for Weird Al: The Book:||?Part biography and part pop culture museum, Weird Al: The Book is a treat.? A gorgeous look at Yankovic?s life.?|
Customer Reviews of Weird Al
Thanks, Dr. Demento!9/27/2012
Al did us all a favor by hiring Nathan Rabin to "do the heavy lifting" and write the bulk of this book. The general prose is a well done narrative of the the Weird Al rise to fame. Despite his apt writing ability, that alone would have made for yet another so,so celebrity biography worthy of 3 stars. Al embellishes heavily with wit and, well, weirdness that fans and by-standers can both appreciate; in captions to the many great pictures or little blurbs placed randomly throughout. His classic humor coupled with the many, many great pictures gets 5 stars from this long time fan. I also appreciate his obvious gratitude to the godfather of "weird" music, Dr. Demento. So a rating of 4 stars overall. If you just want a quick Al biography, look it up on the web. If you want great Weird Al photos and humor, definitely consider this book.