Thirty-Nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss by Tom Davis
The Early Days of SNL from Someone Who Was There

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Thirty-Nine Years of Short-term Memory Loss is a seriously funny and irreverent memoir that gives an insider’s view of the birth and rise of Saturday Night Live, and features laugh-out-loud stories about some of its greatest personalities—Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Michael O’Donoghue, and Chris Farley. Tom Davis’s voice is rich with irony and understatement as he tells tales of discovery, triumph, and loss with relentless humor. His memoir describes not only his experiences on the set of SNL but also his suburban childhood, his high school escapades in the ‘60s, his discovery of sex, and how he reveled in the hippie culture—and psychoactive drugs—from San Francisco to Kathmandu to Burning Man over the last four decades. Hysterical, lucid, and wise, Thirty-Nine Years of Short-term Memory Loss is an unforgettable romp in an era of sex, drugs, and comedy.

About Tom Davis

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Tom Davis is the president and CEO of Children’s HopeChest, a global orphan advocacy group. He has authored four books, including the first in this series, Scared: A Novel on the Edge of the World. Tom and his wife, Emily, have seven children and live in Colorado.
Published March 16, 2010 by Grove Press. 332 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Written by Tom Davis, an original SNL writer and comedy partner of Al Franken, 39 Years of Short Term Memory Loss is the story of coming of age in the 60s, and a spellbinding account of the birth and rise of one of television’s most celebrated shows, Saturday Night Live.

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