It's Good to Be the King by James Robert Parish
The Seriously Funny Life of Mel Brooks

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This book traces the extraordinary life and career of Mel Brooks, who has ridden a wave of show business success perhaps unsurpassed by anyone of his generation. Offering many insights into the wacky world of Brooks and his many collaborators, as well as an intimate look into his successful marriage to the brilliant and beautiful actress Anne Bancroft, It's Good to Be the King might just be the most delightful, engaging, and entertaining biography you'll ever read.
 

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JAMES ROBERT PARISH (jamesrobertparish.com) is a former entertainment reporter and publicist and the author of numerous books on Hollywood, including The Hollywood Book of Breakups and It's Good to Be the King.
 
Published February 1, 2008 by Wiley. 344 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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others may raise eyebrows because they don't seem old enough to be divas (e.g., Spears), don't have the star wattage (e.g., Brett Butler) or don't seem tempestuous enough (e.g., Jean Arthur).

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Caesar's shows were a launchpad, catapulting Brooks into a multifaceted comedy career that embraced theater (Shinbone Alley ) and sitcoms (Get Smart ), recordings (the 2000 Year Old Man series) and acting (Mad About You ).

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