Ham: Slices of a Life

Ham: Slices of a Life

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In a collection of personal essays that are a€œboth rip-roaringly funny and sentimental, drawing natural (and justified) comparisons to David Sedaris and David Rakoffa€ (Esquire), longtime recording artist and actor Sam Harris recounts stories of friendship, love, celebrity, and growing up and getting sober. In sixteen brilliantly observed true stories, Sam Harris emerges as a natural humorist in league with David Sedaris, Chelsea Handler, Carrie Fisher, and Steve Martin, but with a voice uniquely his own. Praised by the Chicago Sun-Times for his a€œmanic, witty commentary, a€ and with a storytelling talent The New York Times calls a€œNew Yorkera€“ worthy, a€ he puts a comedic spin on full-disclosure episodes from his own colorful life. In a€œI Feel, You Feela€ he opens for Aretha Franklin during a blizzard. a€œPromisesa€ is a front-row account of Liza Minnellia€™s infamous wedding to a€œthe man whose name shall go unmentioned.a€ In a€œThe Zoo Storya€ Harris desperately searches for a common bond with his rough-and-tumble four-year-old son. What better place to find painfully funny material than in growing up gay, gifted, and ambitious in the heart of the Bible belt? And thata€™s just the first cut: From partying to parenting, from Sunday school to getting sober, these slices of Ham will have you laughing and wiping away salty tears in equal measure with their universal and down-to-earth appeal. After all, therea€™s a little ham in all of us.Essays and Stories Sam Harris. up!a€ Indeed, we were. ... My father was so proud, and deservedly so. He had broken out of the ... And everyone elsea#39;s. If he had been a star before, he was now a superstar, and the title required his everything.

Title:Ham: Slices of a Life
Author:Sam Harris
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2014-01-14


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