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All About Me!

All About Me!

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Author: Brooks, Mel

The long-awaited memoir, written by the author himself, reflecting on his incredible lifetime of work. All About Me! is funny, poignant, and nostalgic, like the comedy legend himself.

Mel Brooks continues to set the standard for comedy across television, film, and the stage. Now, for the first time, this EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner shares his story in his own words.

All About Me! charts Mel’s modest beginnings in Brooklyn during the Great Depression and service in the army during World War II, to the start of his iconic career writing for Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows during the Golden Age of Television as part of the greatest writers’ room in history, which included Carl Reiner, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, and Woody Allen.

After co-creating both the mega-hit 2000 Year Old Man comedy albums and the classic television series Get Smart, Brooks then began to write, direct, and star in The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, and Spaceballs, as well as producing groundbreaking and eclectic films including The Elephant Man, The Fly, and My Favorite Year. Along with insight into the genesis of the ideas behind these great works and others, Brooks also shares details and memories of his close friendships and collaborations with Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Gene Wilder, Madeleine Kahn, Alfred Hitchcock, and the great love of his life, Anne Bancroft.

Filled with tales of struggles, achievements, and friendships, and dozens of personal collection photos from throughout Mel’s lifetime, readers will find behind-the-scenes stories and insights that led to Mel Brooks becoming one of the most accomplished and beloved entertainers and artists in history and one of the single greatest influences known to American comedy.