The Guy Under the Sheets by Chris Elliott
The Unauthorized Autobiography

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"This hugely entertaining pack of lies reads like a Woody Allen essay from the New Yorker."

—David Pitt, Booklist

Is Chris Elliott a highly successful and beloved comedian—or a slightly dim-witted notalent from a celebrity family who managed to convince a generation of disillusioned youth that he was funny? From a ghastly childhood on the posh Upper East Side to his first job entertaining mobsters with his Judy Garland impersonation, The Guy Under the Sheets is packed with countless episodes from the life of a mediocre artist who somehow faked his way to the top—of semi-moderate fame and fortune. Woven throughout the ctional fun in Elliott's memoir are wonderful real-life anecdotes that will delight many new readers and loyal fans alike.

"The arc of [Elliott's] career remains unique and inspiring . . . that he blazed a trail for Arrested Development and Community and all the other freaky, convention-outing TV comedies."



About Chris Elliott

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CHRIS ELLIOTT is a comedian and the author of several books, including The Shroud of the Thwacker. He has appeared in countless TV shows and films, including Saturday Night Live, Get a Life, Cabin Boy, and There's Something About Mary. He currently stars in Adult Swim's Eagleheart and in a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother.
Published October 11, 2012 by Plume. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Readers learn how, as a young boy, Elliott absorbed the local characters surrounding him on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, “squirreling them away for later retrieval.” Including a bout with hysterical blindness, an encounter with Jackie Kennedy at the infamous East Hampton Grey Gardens, surviving a...

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It’s the story of someone named Chris Elliott, son of Bette Davis and Sam Elliott, who overcomes a complete lack of talent and hygiene (and an addiction to “tarter balls”) to reach Elvis-like fame after an appearance on the old Late Night with David Letterman made his “banana dance” and Marlon Br...

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