Live From New York
The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests
Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, a rollickingly updated edition of LIVE FROM NEW YORK with nearly 100 new pages covering the past decade.
When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, LIVE FROM NEW YORK was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary late-night show. In their own words, unfiltered and uncensored, a dazzling galaxy of trail-blazing talents recalled three turbulent decades of on-camera antics and off-camera escapades. Now a fourth decade has passed—and bestselling authors James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales have returned to Studio 8H. Over more than 100 pages of new material, they raucously and revealingly take the SNL story up to the present, adding a constellation of iconic new stars, surprises, and controversies.
“Constantly entertaining….It’s revealing, it’s funny, it’s mesmerizing.”
“A guilty pleasure of the highest order…. Live From New York shines.”
—Lev Grossman, Time
“A sharp-clawed, incisive account of how nearly three decades’ worth of comic talent has emerged from a single television show.”
—Janet Maslin, New York Times
—Rob Walker, Newsday
“A patchwork of backbiting, humor, intelligence, backbiting, gossip, backbiting, and backbiting.”
“Refreshing….Shales and Miller paint a detailed landscape portrait of what has become an American cultural icon, one that will guide any attentive reader to a fuller understanding of comedy, TV, and the culture itself.”
—Steve Johnson, Chicago Tribune
“A perfectly woven memoir….You’ll have as much fun as Wayne and Garth at an Alice Cooper concert.”
—Jennifer Wulff, People
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