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eBook Spilled Gravy: Advice on Love, Life, and Acceptance from a Man Uniquely Unqualified to Give It ePub

by Ed Driscoll

  • ISBN: 1592853536
  • Category: Arts and Literature
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Ed Driscoll
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hazelden (March 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 175
  • ePub book: 1405 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1836 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 333

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A witty take on recovery, romance, and showbiz-from a gifted comedian

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advice on love, life, and acceptance from a man uniquely unqualified to give it. by Ed Driscoll. Published 2006 by Hazelden in Center City, Minn. Biography, Television comedy writers.

by Ed Driscoll · data of the paperback book Spilled Gravy: Advice on Love .

Ed, I enjoyed the book. Ed Driscoll 11/10/15 7:21 PM Thanks Bill. Best of luck to you as well!

Ed, I enjoyed the book. Thanks for sharing it and good luck with it. I could relate to some of the material and got a few laughs as well. Best of luck to you as well!

Love Worth Making does for sex therapy what Hamilton did for the Broadway musical. I have long sought a book that I could comfortably and enthusiastically recommend to my patients that adequately addressed their relational sexual concerns

Love Worth Making does for sex therapy what Hamilton did for the Broadway musical. This playful yet profound book reminds us that sex should be easy and can be, once we learn how to get out of our own way. ―Jennifer Ashton, . Chief Medical Correspondent, ABC News and Good Morning America. I have long sought a book that I could comfortably and enthusiastically recommend to my patients that adequately addressed their relational sexual concerns. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy.

The unqualified truth is, that when I loved Estella with the love of a man, I loved her simply because I found her . If any group of citizens is uniquely unqualified to tell someone else how to vote, it's those of us who live in the sheltered, privileged arena of celebrity hood.

The unqualified truth is, that when I loved Estella with the love of a man, I loved her simply because I found her irresistible. Trust me, one's view of the world isn't any clearer from the back seat of a limo.

-, ‘Tristram Shandy’: A Book for Free Spirits (Twayne/Macmillan, 1994) As my life and opinions are likely to make some noise in the world, and, if I conjecture right, will take in all ranks, professions, an. .

-, ‘Tristram Shandy’: A Book for Free Spirits (Twayne/Macmillan, 1994). In 1990, however, the lost fair copy of the Le Fever episode that Sterne gave to his patron, Lady Spencer, resurfaced in the British Library (see my essay in Scriblerian 23 (1991)). As my life and opinions are likely to make some noise in the world, and, if I conjecture right, will take in all ranks, professions, and denominations of men whatever,-be no less read than the Pilgrim’s Progress 1 itself--and, in the end, prove the very thing which Montaigne 2 dreaded his essays should turn out, that is

A witty take on recovery, romance, and showbiz—from a gifted comedian.

Readers will laugh out loud, wince in discomfort, and ultimately celebrate the triumph of recovery in this uproarious memoir by comedian Ed Driscoll. Irreverant and provocative, Driscoll spins everyday annoyances and mishaps into amusing escapades—even managing to find the lighter side of one of the great tragedies of his life: alcoholism. Spilled Gravy is Driscoll’s running commentary about the entertainment business, personal ads, and how the "career gravy" began flowing again once he became sober. A highly sought "punch up" writer, Driscoll has contributed to television shows such as The Drew Carey Show, television specials such as The Academy Awards, and feature films such as Scooby-Doo. In 2003, his stand-up show about the travails of online dating, "Mismatch Maker," ran for nine weeks at the legendary Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

"Ed's book sucker punched me into paroxysms of laughter." —Dennis Miller, comedian

Comments

Aria Aria
This book was addictive reading about how Ed got his start in comedy and how he dealt with his drinking and insecurity to come out on top. He pulls no punches as he details his relationship with the bottle and his troubles with the opposite sex.

He tells great stories about other comedians, most notably a day he spent with the great Henny Youngman.

It takes a lot to get me to laugh aloud but this book had me chuckling several times throughout. I especially enjoyed Ed's return visit to the jewelry store.

I hope you have another book in you Ed.
Jum Jum
Wonderfully written page-turner by one of television's funniest writers. Okay, I might be biased because I have had the sheer joy of working with Mr. Driscoll. However, Ed has hilariously documented a very difficult time in his life with charm and wit. I knew the story. Until I read his book, I never really knew Ed. I learned a lot about him. I also learned a lot about relationships. I'm sad to say that I learned a lot about myself and my relationships. When I grow up and finally find true love in my life, I hope to be able to get it all down on paper with as much humor and class as Ed. Both men and women will relate to this book. It's a fast and fun read. I was crying with tears of laughter in an airport last week and decided to put the book away until I could read in a more private setting. That lasted about 30 seconds. I pulled it back out of my briefcase and plunged back in, tears and all. A must read for anyone who wants to get along with the opposite sex - and get along with their self.
lubov lubov
I've been lucky enough to see Ed Driscoll perform stand-up comedy and he wasn't just funny -- he was incredibly hilarious and HONEST. When I found out that he wrote a book about his experiences with addiction and recovery, I bought a copy and was delighted to find out that he is as brilliant on the page as he is in person. The greatest thing about the book is that Ed is able to take an unflinching look at himself and his struggle with alcohol, and make you enjoy the ride to the very bottom and back. His sense of humor is both the way he sees the world and the source of his salvation. Brilliant.
Kulafyn Kulafyn
I have seen the author's stand-up act and am a big fan, so I was eagerly awaiting publication of his book. After tearing through this page turner, I have to say: I was not disappointed! The book captures his dry, sarcastic wit perfectly and I found myself laughing out loud all the way through. While I expected the book to be funny, it surprised me in that it also made me think and take stock of my life. Driscoll has obviously spent a lot of time analyzing himself and his life and in doing so, offers a lot of thought-provoking and compelling observations about the human experience, particularly for those of us who have a sense of entitlement (isn't that all of us, really?). Ed's book is hugely relatable without being preachy. It's a rare book that is able to marry both humor and a message succesfully, and this is that book. Run, don't walk, and go get this book! You won't be sorry!
Fast Lovebird Fast Lovebird
I just got "Spilled Gravy" and I have to say it's the funniest and most inspirational book I have read in a very long time. Ed Driscoll has a truly unique life story that had me looking forward to each new chapter to find out what was happening in a very interesting look behind the scenes of a funny comedian and Emmy award winning TV comedy writer. It goes from hilarious memories about his friends and family and his life growing up in Pittsburgh... to a truly heart-wrenching and inspirational struggle with alcohol... and ends with some of the funniest stories of dating and a laugh-out-loud search for love in Hollywood. This is one of those rare books that look into the TRUE life of a man who overcame great odds, battling his way back from a devastating addiction, succeeding in show business and trying to find that one special woman... stories all told through great humor and obviously, a very good heart. Get this book for someone you care about... and get it for yourself. It'll make you feel good.
Tegore Tegore
Finally, a book that's hilarious and witty while still providing great insight into the (in)human condition. "Spilled Gravy" establishes Ed Driscoll as the ROBERTO CLEMENTE of writers -- a fearless underdog with remarkable skills who truly cares about people. (of course, Driscoll, unlike Clemente, doesn't speak a word of Spanish) The author happens to be a brillliant comedian who is equally self-deprecating (and deprecating). Whether Driscoll's giving advice on love, life or acceptance, he's always laugh-out loud funny. Unlike all the hack comics who've written books over the past several years, "Spilled Gravy" isn't an assortment of lame jokes but instead a collection of honest, deeply personal musings by a comedically tortured funny man. Anyone who reads this masterpiece will feel compelled to take the author to a Pittsburgh Pirates game and buy him a drink -- which, fortunately, he'll decline because he's sober.
Lanin Lanin
I had the pleasure of going to high school with Eddie in Pittsburgh. He could always make everyone laugh. His book is the same classic Eddie humor. I took the book with me on a long flight and found myself laughing and smiling as I reading the book. The people sitting around me must have thought I was a little crazy-so I showed them the book. It is a great easy read. His honesty about his career and personal life struggles is what makes the book. Humor helps with healing. This book is great to share with anyone that is overcoming an addiction.
Thanks Eddie for once again making me laugh and may you keep making people laugh with your wonderful humor.