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Like a Lampshade In a Whorehouse: My Life In Comedy [Paperback]

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Pages   266
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 16, 2006
Publisher   Tarcher
Age  18
ISBN  1585424765  
EAN  9781585424764  

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The stand-up comedian discusses her decision to start a professional career in her late thirties, her two difficult marriages, her extensive cosmetic surgery, and her numerous film, television, and stage performances.

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From housewife to humorist, Phyllis Diller has been making millions laugh for five decades with her groundbreaking comedy. Now the laughter continues with her uproarious autobiography.

Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse recounts how, against all odds, Phyllis Diller became America's first successful and best-loved female stand-up comic. She began her professional career at age thirty-seven, in spite of the fact that she was a housewife and mother of five, and was working at a radio station because of her husband's chronic unemployment. Now, fifty years later, after two traumatic marriages, extensive cosmetic surgery, numerous film, television, and stage appearances, and separate careers as an artist and piano soloist with symphony orchestras, Phyllis Diller finally tells her story.

With her trademark laugh, self-deprecating humor, and incredible wit, Phyllis Diller has etched her way into comedic history. And while her wild hair and outrageous clothes may make her look like a lampshade in a whorehouse, her strength, self-belief, perseverance, and raucous sense of humor make her truly unforgettable.

Buy Like a Lampshade In a Whorehouse: My Life In Comedy by Phyllis Diller, Richard Buskin, Akiko Takemura, Timothy J. Vance, Nanette Vonnegut, Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, Martin E. Huid, Erika Sausverde & Szaulius Ambrazas from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9781585424764 & 1585424765

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More About Phyllis Diller, Richard Buskin, Akiko Takemura, Timothy J. Vance, Nanette Vonnegut, Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, Martin E. Huid, Erika Sausverde & Szaulius Ambrazas

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Phyllis Diller, the world s first and foremost female standup comic, entertained audiences for over half a century with her pioneering, often self-penned material, zany looks, and trademark laugh in countless stage, film, and television appearances.
Richard Buskin is the New York Times-bestselling author of more than a dozen books. His articles have appeared in newspapers such as the New York Post, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Observer, and The Independent. A native of London, he lives in Chicago."

Phyllis Diller died in 2012.

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An informative autobiography, not just a collection of Phylls Diller jokes  Nov 29, 2008
As a huge fan of celebrity memoirs, I am often disappointed to find out that many books by comics are largely collections of their jokes. Not so with this book. Phyllis Diller has written a wonderfully informative autobiography that is peppered with her zingers, and even though you may have heard them many times before, you still chuckle at them as if they were old friends. The title is somewhat misleading because it sounds like a collection of her jokes, but this is actually a very candid memoir that includes Diller's painful life experiences as well as her triumphs. Highly recommended.
Hard work and determination made Phyllis Diller A success  Sep 13, 2008
Phyllis Diller has become the success she is because she worked HARD! She is one most successful people in show business because she knows what she wants. Everything you see on stage is a highly Choreographed, right down to where she stands, moves and speaks. Success is about being organized, planning your career and following that plan. Phyllis Diller could and should write a book about being successful in anything. If you are struggling in your career you should take the time to read this book. You will be inspired and you will learn how to become success no matter the odds.
John Phillips
Phyliss Diller Biography  Jul 1, 2008
As one might expect, Ms. Diller writes with warmth and good humor as she relates her life story. It's a good read for anyone who is a Diller fan or enjoys reading about the entertainment business and the world of comedy.
What A Great Lady  Dec 25, 2007
I really enjoyed Phyllis' unsparing tale of her life to this point. Her honesty and openess in sharing her ups and downs interspersed with her unique humor provided a warm and witty read. I have always loved her stage presence, and though not of her generation, I have always felt she is timeless. It was a quick, entertaining and absorbing read I highly recommend.
I loved the book  Dec 22, 2007
The book is an honest and open account of Phyllis Dillers life, written by Phyllis. In todays world many people have to face the same kinds turmoil she did. Leaving out the unfortunate details and circumstance's she faced, and sugar coating everything, would not have made the book a
true biography. Phyllis was certainly a victim of circumstances, but her
drive and openness, is what made her one of the greatest commedians who ever lived, and made her loved by many, many people.


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