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The Dangerous Animals Club by Stephen Tobolowsky
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Jun 05, 12

it was amazing
bookshelves: library-journal
Read from April 13 to 21, 2012

Tobolowsky has appeared in hundreds of film and television roles (e.g., in Groundhog Day; Deadwood; Glee); however, instead of being recognized as a movie star, he writes that he is often mistaken for an insurance salesman or former science teacher. Perhaps it’s this everyman quality that elevates his debut collection of essays. Rather than presenting a mere compilation of anecdotes, Tobolowsky tells each story for a reason, creating a tapestry encompassing catching tarantulas, broken hearts, Davy Crockett, the biblical story of Joseph, and dying twice on Heroes. VERDICT Tobolowsky guides the reader along a hilarious, poignant, and haunting path. The end result is that most magical of memoirs—one that illuminates the reader’s life as much as the author’s. Ignore the celebrity aspect and put this book in the hands of your memoir readers. Lovers of good writing will welcome this powerful, compelling voice.

[From Library Journal, Arts & Humanities Reviews June 1, 2012]
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