This hilarious and candid autobiography from one of the funniest men in show business details Mel Brooks’ life story, from his early years in Brooklyn to his time as a writer for Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows” to his Oscar-winning movie career. Insightful, irreverent, and irresistible, this is an unforgettable look at an amazing life well lived.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to learn about Mel Brooks’ life and how he became one of the funniest men in show business. It is filled with insight, irreverence, and irresistible charm, making it an unforgettable read.
- The author spends too much time talking about his early years and not enough on his movie career
- The book is poorly edited, with numerous typos throughout
- It’s mostly a rehash of stories he has already told in other interviews and articles
Learn more about the author
Born Melvin Kaminsky in Brooklyn, New York, on June 28th, 1926, Mel Brooks is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful comedic filmmakers of all time. He wrote for Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows” before moving on to create classic comedies such as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” and “Young Frankenstein.” He won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his movie adaptation of Broadway hit “The Producer,” and he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 2009.
“All About Me is a fascinating, engaging, and hilarious read. Mel Brooks takes us on a journey through his life and career in Show Business with plenty of amusing anecdotes and self-deprecating humor. This book will make you laugh out loud while also providing great insight into the creative process.”
“All About Me is a hilarious and candid autobiography from one of the funniest men in show business, Mel Brooks. Insightful, irreverent, and irresistible – this book is an unforgettable look at an amazing life well lived.”
“In typical Brooks fashion, this autobiography is witty and insightful. He offers a unique look at his life in show business, from writing for Sid Caesar’s variety show to becoming one of the most successful movie directors of all time. His stories are funny and eye-opening – you can tell that he has had an amazing career.”
“Hilarious, candid and irresistible autobiography from one of the funniest men in show business. Insightful, irreverent look at an amazing life well lived.”