Thanks for the Money

Thanks for the Money

How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be

Book - 2016
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From actor, comedian and Community star Joel McHale comes Thanks for the Money, part shocking tell-all memoir, part aspirational how-to guide, and mostly all book. This one-of-a-kind tome is required reading for anyone who enjoys Hollywood gossip, get-rich-gradually tips, and copious illustrations and charts.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
ISBN: 9780399575372
Branch Call Number: 791.43028092 McHal
Characteristics: 303 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Vico, Boyd
Stevens, Brad 1967-

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DerTodesengel
Jul 29, 2017

I picked this book up only because I recognized the author as Jeff from Community, and was I ever not disappointed. This is one of the only books I've ever read that had me laughing out loud (to which I received many awkward stares on public transit). Written as a farcical memoir/self-help, this book "exposes" much of Hollywood through clever and witty satire. Whether you're a fan of Community or not, I definitely recommend this. Don't skip the footnotes.

Marlowe Nov 25, 2016

I was on vacation in the US approx. 12yrs ago when I first discovered Joel McHale on The Soup. At the time, I thought The Soup was hilarious - it was new and fresh, and satisfying to hear someone tease celebrities and the new world of reality TV. Since then, I have always noticed McHale in acting role, and found his humor genuinely funny, which is why I decided to pick up this book. I was curious - would the book be funny? What kind of childhood created this dry, sarcastic man? The book reads fast, and has plenty of interesting personal stories and celebrity gossip. The latter half of the book is a bit forced, perhaps for length, but still worth the continued attention.

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