How I Slept My Way to the Middle by Kevin Pollak & Alan Goldsher
Secrets and Stories from Stage, Screen, and Interwebs

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How I Slept My Way to the Middle winningly combines never-before-heard stories featuring A-list entertainers with fan favorites and Kevin’s own thoughts about how he made it. He turned down his first invitation to do stand-up on The Tonight Show because he knew that he’d make a bigger impact if he sat on the couch next to Johnny. That huge risk—which paid off in spades—was just the beginning. Find out how he brought John Belushi to his knees, tortured Paul Reiser (twice), bamboozled Larry King, stole Alan Arkin’s soul, almost killed Warren Beatty, and sucked face with Robert DeNiro’s girlfriend. Now a new media entrepreneur, he’s laughing proof that if you follow your gut and believe in yourself, you can do anything you want—except have a rational conversation with Rip Torn, who’s an evil, paranoid $#!%.


About Kevin Pollak & Alan Goldsher

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Kevin Pollak has appeared in over 65 films, including A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects, Casino and the Grumpy Old Men franchise, in addition to numerous TV shows. Named one of Comedy Central's Top 100 Comedians of All Time. He lives a short bike ride from Venice Beach in Southern California.
Published November 5, 2013 by Lyons Press. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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While Pollak is an engaging raconteur on the page, the material here is too thin to really sustain interest—a story about Nicholson indulging Pollak’s star-struck mother is typical of the fare on offer—and a creeping sense of smug self-regard casts a bit of a pall over the course of the narrative.

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It’s just that I honestly still can’t believe this happened, so this will get it into the Library of Congress and maybe that will finally make it real for me.” It’s clear Pollak loves everything about show business, and even defends Tom Cruise’s famous Oprah incident at one point.

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