Cosbyology: Essays and Observations from the Doctor of Comedy

Cosbyology: Essays and Observations from the Doctor of Comedy

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Overview

Now in paperback, the national bestseller from the funniest man in America, who looks back at his life . . . bit by bit.

With more than 200,000 hardcover copies in print, Bill Cosby's Cosbyology has landed on bestseller lists nationwide, including the New York Times and USA Today.

In this wonderfully funny collection of stand-up material that touches on everything from childhood and marriage to school, sports, and work, Bill Cosby returns to his early days of comedy to give us a look at the funny side of life. Fusing his classic jazzy timing and edgy humor with the intelligence and perception that have made him a huge star, Cosby writes about his first experiences skiing, lying to his mother as a child, and fretting about ingrown hairs in midlife. Fans young and old will be eager to add this paperback edition to their collection, while new fans everywhere will delight in this sampling of great comic genius.

Bill Cosby is one of America's most beloved and well-known performers. He entered show business as a stand-up comedian in 1962 and has appeared in such television hits as I Spy, the animated Fat Albert, The Cosby Show, and Cosby. He has also starred in several movies and has written the bestselling books Childhood, Fatherhood, and Congratulations! Now What?, as well as the Little Bill children's series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786888139
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 11/13/2002
Edition description: With original illustrations
Pages: 202
Sales rank: 328,625
Product dimensions: 4.62(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Bill Cosby is an American entertainer, comedian, actor, producer, author, educator, musician, and activist. He is best known for his portrayal of Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show, which has become a television classic. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts, and is a jazz musician.

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Oh, Baby!1
Why I Don't Like Melting Snow Going Down the Crack of My Back15
The Day I Found Out How the Projects Were Built29
Don't Ever Do Your Brother a Favor39
How I Became a Marked Man47
To Mr. Sapolsky with Love53
Praise the Lard71
Tranquillity: Just a Thought While Listening to a Jackhammer81
Boats85
A Gift from God91
Passenger Abuse95
This Will Never Change101
Ingrown Hair107
Why Dave Schembri's Friend Is Still Alive117
Grandparents123
How You Can Chip Your Teeth and Pull a Ligament139
Seating Arrangements143
The Day I Decided to Quit Show Business or The Night I Met the Enemy and It Was I153
The Lone Ranger169

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Cosbyology: Essays and Observations from the Doctor of Comedy 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
SylviaC on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I didn't care much for it, even though I do like Bill Cosby. It seemed to have a lot of bodily fluids. The best story was the second last, about when he was starting out in show business.
Fan4SFGiants More than 1 year ago
Bill Cosby's observations and explanations about everyday life are simply brilliant! If you're a Lewis Black or Andy Rooney nut,you'll love Cosbyology,which puts Bill Cosby's observations and explanations about everyday life hilariously and brilliantly. A must read for any Bill Cosby,Lewis Black,or Andy Rooney nut!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
nprfan1 More than 1 year ago
I have to agree with the reviewer who said that Cosby's material just doesn't translate well to the printed page. Most of this book is composed of anecdotes, commentary, and a little bit of biography that's mildly amusing.

If you're a Cosby fan, however, you should buy this book for the bit about the bug in the first chapter ("Oh, Baby!"), which is laugh-out-loud, roll-on-the-floor funny. Though I've never heard Cosby do this routine in his stand-up, I can see him incorporating it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is great therapy for the blues. Side splitting observations from the master. I dare you to read the ski story without wetting your pants.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone who loves Bill Cosby has to read this book. I don't see how ANYONE could say they were disappointed. It's great! I've read it twice!!!!!! I'm a major Bill Cosby fan, and also suggest any of his other books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Cosby but this book only got about 2.5 chuckles out of me and no belly-rolls, that's for sure. I was disappointed. It seemed that it got printed because of who Cosby is and content made no difference...because there wasn't much too it. I bought it for my husband as a gift and now I don't really want him to waste his time on it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those who will forever be fans of Cliff Huxtable M.D., you will not want to miss 'Cosbyology.' In this book we find brilliant obversations from the 'Doctor of Comedy' as only the great Cosby could tell them. I just wish the book were longer - it ended too soon for me!