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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Joel McHale pulls back the curtain on his personal journey to stardom! Here, for the first time, he reveals all that has molded him into the acclaimed comic actor he is today: a love of performance, a series of boyhood head injuries, and most importantly, a passion for financial compensation and free shoes.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780399575372
Branch Call Number: 791.43028 M4599M 2016
Characteristics: 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Stevens, Brad 1967-
Vico, Boyd


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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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