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Road Comic: Heartbreak, Triumph and Obsession on the Comedy Circuit [Paperback]

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Road Comic is a must-read for anyone interested in life on the comedy circuit. It'ss about the perils of parenting from the road, and the excitement of tattooed, pierced, and dangerous women. And, it'ss the story of Barry Friedman, who started in the Elks Lodges and topless bars of Oklahoma and worked his way up to being one of today'ss top comics.

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Pages   216
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.48" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.56"
Weight:   0.73 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Hawk Publishing Group
ISBN  1930709366  
ISBN13  9781930709362  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Barry Friedman (A.B. 1978, University of Chicago; J.D. 1982, Georgetown University) is a Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, where he writes and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, federal jurisdiction, and criminal procedure. His areas of specialty are judicial review and federalism. His most recent project has been an extended political history of judicial review. From there he is turning to a project discussing the difficulty with modeling judicial review; this project delves deeply into the empirical and game theoretic literature on the subject. Professor Friedman also practices law, both privately and pro bono, and has litigated in all levels of the state and federal courts, including on issues of judicial independence and federalism. He has testified before Congress on the same subjects. He speaks regularly at judicial conferences, at academic gatherings, and before other groups. Friedman is completing a term of over eight years as an officer and executive committee member of the American Judicature Society. He remains the co-chair of AJS' Task Force on Judicial Independence.

Barry Friedman currently resides in the state of California. Barry Friedman was born in 1947.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Road Comic: Heartbreak, Triumph and Obsession on the Comedy Circuit?

A Middle Aged Comic Trying to Rebound from a Divorce  Dec 3, 2002
This book is more about one man's obsession with getting in girls pants. Nothing insightful, funny or enlightening. Just a bunch of garbage about girls he slept with and where he was at the time. Disappointed to say the least!
I looked forward to an at best rollicking depiction of road-comic (as opposed to TV comic/famous comic) life. The book is a fresh, unaffected amusing and often heartbreaking meditation on love, on desire, on loss, on choices we make and on the choices made for us. As my mother used to say. "Who knew?" The book is full of wonderfully written moments and very alive characters. Of course there are many comic moments but it is Friedman's gentleness and intimacy one remembers - in his obvious need to write truthfully and well he misses almost every opportunity to 'sell himself' as a comic! That in itself is miraculous! I enjoyed this far more than many of the 'important' autobiographies I have read about supposedly more 'important' lives.
Behind the scenes and into the heart of a comedian  Aug 10, 2002
We watch them on TV and at clubs but who are these men and women who make us laugh? Barry tells us all, and then some. The good and the awful, the funny and the sad. In the most honest and bittersweet words Barry lets us live his life on the road and we meet all the strange, wonderful, and not so wonderful people he worked with,loved and lost. Know the person behind the jokes, the puns and the punch lines. It's not all laughs, you know.
A must purchase; funny, witty and charming  Jul 30, 2002
An around the world and around the clock account of a comics decisions in life that cost him marriage, love, fame, and family. A frontrow seat of a sometimes up, sometimes down and out, life on the comedy circuit. Not afraid to jab at religion and the lives of those around him, allows his humor to be timeless. An unselfish revealing look at a sometimes deviant behavior in the bedroom, and some personal inner feelings that his career choice had with his children and family. A great book from beginning to end. Highly recommended. A "must own."
Funny, Fascinating, Food for Thought  Jun 22, 2002
Barry Friedman has written an compelling look at life in the "Triple-A" of the professional comedy circuit. He is one of hundreds of professional comedians, just one shot away from national fame and fortune. It is interesting to read about how his quasi-celebrity status leads him to adventures on the road. His sensitivity shines through compelling takes on the death of his mother and the girl who got away. It's a good read for anyone who has ever spent a cover charge to watch some guy stand in front of a brick wall spill his guts...

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