Monday, December 14, 2015

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnakenberg

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray
by Robert Schnakenberg

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @Schnakenberg

Release date: September 15, 2015
Publisher: Quirk Books
Genre: Biography, Humor
Paperback: 272 pages
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
Bill Murray seems to be everywhere these day—or at least he seems capable of turning up anywhere at any time.

He’s the sort of actor who can do Hamlet and Charlie’s Angels in the same year. He shuns managers and agents and once agreed to voice the part of Garfield because he mistakenly believed it was a Coen brothers film. Bill Murray’s extraordinary career is rich with fascinating anecdotes, contradictions, and mystery, from his early success on Saturday Night Live and the biggest blockbusters of the 1980s (Caddyshack, Stripes, Tootsie, Ghostbusters) to his reinvention as a hipster icon in the early 21st century (in films like Lost in Translation and Moonrise Kingdom). And now you can get your fill of Bill: part biography, part critical appreciation, part love letter, and all fun, The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray chronicles every single Murray performance in loving detail, relating all the milestones, yarns, and controversy in the life of this beloved but enigmatic performer. These pages are packed with color film stills and behind-the-scenes photography.

My two-bits:

Loved this - mostly because it is chockablock full of color pictures of one of my favorite actors, Bill Murray. It is the A to Z stories and tidbits about Bill and his various projects.

I read this more in bits in pieces. Flipping here and there rather than straight through.

I discovered a few movies he had cameos in that I had not seen and plan on checking them out.

About the author:
Robert Schnakenberg has been called "the Howard Zinn of nerd pop culture."

He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Old Man Drinks, Christopher Walken A-to-Z, Secret Lives of Great Authors, and The Encyclopedia Shatnerica—the world's first A-to-Z guide to the life and career of William Shatner. His work has appeared in Penthouse.

AND watched: on Netflix

A Very Murray Christmas (2015)
Director: Sofia Coppola
Writers: Mitch Glazer, Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola
Starring: Bill Murray and special guest appearances.
-Comedy, Music, Musical | imdb

Bill Murray worries no one will show up to his T.V. show due to a terrible snow-storm in New York City.

=====> I like to watch at least one Christmas music special during the season. AND this was the pick for the year. Loved it! Very Murray-like indeed! Such a treat!


* review copy courtesy of publisher


  1. I've loved his acting since What About Bob?

  2. He's a scream! I enjoy his movies, too. It would be fun to flip through this book just for the pictures, but the content would be interesting, too.

  3. That looks like such a fun book, and now, I need to see A Very Murray Christmas :)


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