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Cómo ser Bill Murray

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Esperas en un semáforo mientras comes unas patatas fritas cuando alguien mete la mano en tu bolsa. Lo miras y piensas: “es él, es igual que él, qué emoción si es él, pero no puede ser él”. Entonces Bill Murray se traga la patata, te guiña el ojo y te susurra:

- Nadie te va a creer.

El mundo es un escenario y Bill Murray no entiende la vida sin improvisación ni sorpresa: irru
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 30th 2016 by Blackie Books (first published September 8th 2016)
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Aug 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ALL fans of Bill Murray
Updating 9.1.16-I am hosting a GIVEAWAY of 1 hard copy of this book, to residents in the U.S. only. Please pop over to my blog to enter!
Book trailer:
(The trailer consists of one of the stories included in the book-one of my favorites, actually.)

This book was everything that I hoped it would be, plus some!

If you're like me, you have a fondness for Bill Murray. You've probably heard stories about how he crashes we
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at:

This was my 200th review of the year and the one that completed my 2016 Challenge. Perfect timing is perfect : )

Now, let's get on with the show . . . .

“Do you have any regrets?
“Garfield, maybe.”

As the opening lines of this book state . . . .

“Bill Murray has shown up everywhere, from the sideline of the 1986 NFC Championship Game, wearing an old-fashioned leather football helmet, to the Mediterranean island of Yeronisos, volunteeri
The Tao of Bill Murray. Extremely apt.

On the surface, this book is half stories and anecdotes of people's Murray encounters. Half a review of his movies. Correction: a brief recap of the movie then the story of how the producers managed to catch the free flying Murray and get him to agree to do the movie. Plus any other interesting anecdotes related to the filming.

Bill's gotten quite a reputation for being off the wall, eccentric, and not the easiest actor to work with. We learn his life philos
This book is all about the awesomeness that is Bill Murray. And seriously, is there anyone who doesn't love Bill Murray? Still, even after reading this book, I find him more of an enigma than I did before. This book isn't his life story or anything of that sort, although it does provide a brief biography and a whole section recounting every single movie he's ever done. But the focus here are the quirky and offbeat things Murray has become famous for in recent years, encounters with regular peopl ...more
Lolly K Dandeneau
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Six people left in the world and one of them is Bill ******* Murray”.

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I just kept thinking about the scene in Zombieland with Murray and Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson). There is just something about Bill Murray that seeps through every character he plays, you want to laugh with him, even if he is laughing at you. Fan or not, this book of stories about him is delightful. “Even when he’s engaged in everyday activities, Bill seems suffused with
BAM The Bibliomaniac
This was my feel-good book of the year! Murray is the master of the impulsive, joyous action. Whether it's driving so the vague an practice his sax or throwing eighty year old women into sand bunkers at the Pro-Am, crashing college dorm parties or bachelor parties, or leading children in a dance-off there doesn't seem to be anything Murray will not do. He is a man who lives without an aim or a map, no to-do list or contracts. He has no agent or publicist. He works through 800 numbers and PO boxe ...more
Caidyn (BW Reviews; he/him/his)
If this book had stayed with Bill Murray's iconic status as a general urban legend, I would have rated this book higher. I absolutely love reading stories about strange things that various historic people do. Even though I'm familiar with a lot of Murray's antics, they were fun to hear and really get them hashed out. I would love to meet Bill Murray in real life. He seems like an odd, down to earth guy. Someone you can get along with. I've grown up with him more as this urban legend than a film ...more
BSBPL | Dragged. | So, several times while reading I thought to myself "geeze, this is just a compilation of those stories you read online from time to time. I thought there would be more meat to it!" When I finished the book I had it face-down on my lap and noticed that the back cover text says "But The Tao of Bill Murray is more than just a collection of wacky anecdotes." No. Look, it's just not. Unless they're talking about the full 108 pages of plot synopses for each and every movie role Mur ...more
Mientras Leo
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Normalito, para fans. Esperaba algún aporte extra
Muhammad Magdy
I'm a sucker for Bill Murray, and the first half of this book was really interesting (for any true Bill Murray fan), it was fun, and very well laid out, I loved it, but I got lost with the second half (BM's movies), this part is going no where, the pieces about the movies are not reviews per say, not deep enough or reflective of Bill Murray's career, it's just very brief summaries about his movies stuffed with few anecdotes.
I read this for the same reason everyone else read this- I love Bill Murray. Unfortunately this isn't really a book. It's more like a blog post or a Buzzfeed list. The many stories of Bill surprising fans and bringing joy to unsuspecting bystanders were great. Why the author chose to list and review Bill's filmography is something that I don't understand. The final straw was when Edwards insulted Space Jam. I knew at that point that he and I could never be friends.
Tristan Alaba
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cool book. The Tao Of Bill Murray is a cool concept, and collecting anecdotes under 10 principles of Bill to illustrate his approach to life is a valuable resource.

I give most books a 5 on the premise that there’s value and anyone considering reading shouldn’t be deterred, and I’d still recommend reading, but going through all his films in the last chapter is a little tedious if you’re not an obsessive fan, and just finishing on his 2016 film, without going to a conclusion is a huge missed oppor
Becky Jane
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a nice easy read that was super interesting. I’ve always been fascinated by Billy Murray and it was fun to realize how much of a weirdo he is. There were some parts of the book where he’s totally inconsiderate, and I really hope what his ex wife says isn’t true, but over all I still love Bill Murray, who doesn’t?
Josiah Hatfield
Beautiful cover art design and drawings throughout the book. Otherwise, countless anecdotal stories of Murray living in the moment, bringing joy to strangers, and being a pain in the a$$ to all of his friends, family, and colleagues. I'll be a long time fan of Murray as entertainer and would love to run into him on the street. I have a picture of Murray post-Cubs win saved on my desktop to occasionally bring me joy. From all accounts, that's the most I would want from him. The author never turns ...more
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Está claro que si de algún modo admiras a Bill Murray, si te parece un tipo simpático, si te gusta cómo actor y sientes curiosidad por saber algo más sobre su persona, ESTE es tu libro.
Yo no puedo decir que sea mi actor favorito, de hecho, leyendo el libro y repasando su filmografía, reconozco que he visto alguna película en la que él salía y ni siquiera lo recuerdo, pero es una persona que siempre me ha llamado la atención. Pienso en Bill Murray y siempre veo ese gesto en su cara, como en la po
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Netgalley and Gavin Edwards for a delightful and fun read about the hilarious Bill Murray. It seems that what you see is really what you get, plus some. Bill is a real and generous person who sets out every day to not only to have a great day but make someone else's day great as well. Apparently he's know for his random acts of kindness along with his unique brand of silliness. How wonderful is that?! I'll take it. For example, he'll go up to a stranger on the street, cover their eyes ...more
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very funny collection of wild stories about a true American treasure - Mr. Bill Murray. A little biography and a lot of filmography is thrown in, as well. Not really a linear progression of Bill's life, but I'm so thankful that these stories are preserved forever.
Santi Araujo
Mar 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Se salva porque Bill Murray es un tipo genial y ciertas anécdotas son muy divertidas. El 50% del libro es una recopilación de sinopsis un tanto simples. Si no eres fan de Bill Murray supongo que puedes evitarlo...
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all readers, particularly fans of Bill Murray
Recommended to Brent by: this fine author, illustrator, and subject, and Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
So funny and fun: this makes me want to (A) watch a Bill Murray performance and (B) pull an improvised prank sometime soon.
Highest recommendation.
Patrick Casebeer
Fun and entertaining. Wish it went a little deeper but for what it is, it's one crazy story after another and hilarious.
Mary Sue
Wouldn't it be fun to relate a Bill Murray antic that involved you personally? He got me early in the book with the way he would come up behind complete strangers, pedestrians at a stoplight, and put his hands over their eyes saying "Guess who?" Then Bill whispers in his ear, "go ahead tell someone, no one will believe you." Anyway it is a fun read, but not enough background to tell me how Bill Murray became this outrageous prankster and improv genius. The antidote driven filmography was less in ...more
Pao Barragan
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Sin ser la novela más emocionante, está bastante interesante conocer un poco de la filosofía de vida de Bill Murray. Aunque muchas de sus ocurrencias se las pasan por ser él (no estoy segura de que alguien siguiera siendo invitado a Pebble Beach tirando señoras al campo) definitivamente le hacen falta más personas así al mundo.
Buena elección para lectura de antes de dormir.
Made me laugh out loud a lot... and a couple surprisingly inspirational sections. The back 40% is a one-by-one review of all of Bill’s movies- I recommend skimming that section and reading only the parts you want (or not at all).
John Ollerton
I’ve started asking myself what would Bill Murray do.
Lauren Trent
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I truly enjoyed the first 2/3 of this book. Hearing about Bill Murray's antics was funny and endearing. However the last 1/3 of the book was just talking about every movie he was in and a review of it, which was fine, but I much more enjoyed reading about Bill Murray the person rather than his characters.
Kate Woods Walker
Entertaining. Learning that Murray is a follower of G. Gurdjieff explains much of his behaviors. The complete listing of Murray's movies was a helpful bonus.
Mar 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of stories about Bill Murray. This guy loves Bill Murray. Bill Murraaaaaaay.
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the layout and focus of Gavin Edwards' book.
It's such a fun idea to put together all these upbeat, wacky Bill Murray encounters. The compilation shares stories from Bill's friends and co-workers, but more from strangers who were randomly sprinkled with Bill Murray's fairy dust. He shows up in golf tournament galleries and baseball stands, in bars and at house parties, in the corner deli or on any given street corner... and Edwards leaves you feeling like Murray may pop up anywh
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Let’s all ask ourselves that question right now: What does it feel like to be you? What does it feel like to be you? Yeah. It feels good to be you, doesn’t it? It feels good, because there’s one thing that you are — you’re the only one that’s you, right?

So you’re the only one that’s you, and we get confused sometimes — or I do, I think everyone does — you try to compete. You think, "Damn it, someone else is trying to be me. Someone else is trying to be me!" But I don’t have to armor myself agai
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley for an honest review of this book. This in no way influenced by review.

I am sure that you have seen at least one mention of Bill Murray on internet, whether it be on a friend's social media post about a movie they love (or hate). Maybe you have stumbled across a clickbait type article ranking Bill Murray movies or fan stories of encounters or unknown stories about Bill Murray. Maybe you frequent a site which is obsessed with Bill Murray and all of hi
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