How I Slept My Way to the Middle (Enhanced eBook): Secrets and Stories from Stage, Screen, and Interwebs

How I Slept My Way to the Middle (Enhanced eBook): Secrets and Stories from Stage, Screen, and Interwebs

by Kevin Pollak, Alan Goldsher

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One of Comedy Central’s Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time, award-winning dramatic actor, and an internet pioneer, Kevin Pollak has done it all for thirty years and is ready to spill the beans. Best known for performances in A Few Good Men and The Usual Suspects, he shares never-before-heard stories of film legends like De Niro, Hanks, Howard, Lemon, Loren, Lucas, Martin, Mathau, Reiner, Scorcese, Singer, Willis, and more. He turned down his first invitation to do stand-up on The Tonight Show because he knew that he’d have a bigger impact if he sat next to Johnny instead of performing onstage. When he gambled for a spot on the most coveted couch in showbiz, he had no agent, no auditions, no prospects. But his gut was right: A year later, his first sit with the king of late night led to three visits a year, every year, until Carson retired. Now a new media entrepreneur, Pollak is laughing proof that you can do anything you want—except have a rational conversation with Rip Torn, who’s an evil, paranoid $#!%.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762790111
Publisher: Lyons Press, The
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 714,595
File size: 87 MB
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About the Author

Kevin Pollak has appeared in over 65 films, including A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects, Casino and the Grumpy Old Men franchise, in addition to numerous TV shows. Named one of Comedy Central’s Top 100 Comedians of All Time. He lives a short bike ride from Venice Beach in Southern California.

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How I Slept My Way to the Middle: Secrets and Stories from Stage, Screen, and Interwebs 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
the_protagonist1 More than 1 year ago
This is the first Enhances e-book I have read and It will not be the last. They made great use of the added audio and video content throughout. The text spans from Pollak's childhood to his rise through the stand up comedy ranks and into his acting career. The chapter about The Usual Suspects was my favorite.<br /> <br /> Review by Curt Wiser, an author of suspense novels.
Amanda_P More than 1 year ago
A very witty book full of great industry stories. The author shows off his comic standup genius in his writting. Very highly recommended.
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When I started reading this book I had a hard time putting it down. It got my attention from the beginning and wouldn't let go. Kevin has a great ability to tell stories, and that along with his gift of comedy and guts, made him the success he is today. This is a brief look into how he made it happen in such a funny way! If only I thought of this first...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the behind the scenes stories that gave a whole new meaning to many of our favorite movies. Couldn't put it down. Normally takes me weeks to get through books and this one was done in two days. Next book will be a must get.