Knee Deep in Paradise by Brett Butler

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The star of the popular ABC-TV series Grace Under Fire recounts her childhood in the South as the daughter of an absent, alcoholic father, her experience with domestic abuse, and her start as a comedienne.
 

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Published May 1, 1996 by Hyperion. 295 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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``Most women like you, with a past like yours, would have ended up as a clerk at Woolworth's,'' a therapist once told Butler, the stand-up comic and star of the televison show Grace Under Fire.

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Three years later, she ditched her husband in Georgia and discovered stand-up comedy in Houston, finally channeling her creativity and tendency to excess.

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A memoir from the star of TV's Grace Under Fire.

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The star of the hit ABC sitcom Grace Under Fire has written an autobiography unlike any other comedian's book project in recent years: powerful, stylish, with a distinctive literary voice.

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Knee Deep in Paradise, her autobiography, takes Butler from her difficult Southern childhood, through her years of drinking, drugs, random sex, and zero-future jobs, to the early days of her stand-up act, her Tonight Show debut, her stint in the cultural desert of The Hollywood Squares, and o...

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