Who has time to prepare for all the comedian memoirs these days? Can’t we get a second to catch our breath after Amy Schumer’s hilarious The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, released this week? Bob Odenkirk says, “No, you may not.”
The legendary comedian/writer has just signed a deal with Penguin Random House to write a memoir that Odenkirk himself has dubbed a “comic bildungsroman”. Through a series of personal essays, Odenkrik will tell the story of his days writing for every late night show under the sun, and pioneering a medium with David Cross in the cult classic, Mr Show.
In his own words the book will be:
A comic ‘bildungsroman,’ if you will – defined by Webster’s Dictionary as ‘a novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character,’ – except, this will be more memoir and the main character, Bob Odenkirk (actor, writer, comedian, gadabout), doesn’t grow morally or psychologically.
Long time fans will be treated to a deeper portrait of the man, while those who know Odenkirk from his work as Saul Goodman might be surprised by a captivating origin story.
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