Like A Lampshade in A Whorehouse

Like A Lampshade in A Whorehouse

My Life in Comedy

Book - 2005
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Publisher: New York : J.P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2005.
ISBN: 9781585423965
1585423963
Branch Call Number: B DILLER PHYLLIS
Characteristics: 266 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Buskin, Richard

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PHYLLIS DILLER (1917–2012) was the first female stand-up comic to become a household name. She was married and raising children when she started working in broadcasting. After trying out jokes at PTA meetings, her husband convinced her to try stand up comedy, making her debut in 1955 at the Purpl... Read More »


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ABDULLAH CHOKSI
Sep 07, 2016

An okay book. Not as funny as Phyllis Diller's stand up. This book is more about her personal life from farm beginnings to Miami Beach Ballrooms.

I wish it had more jokes.

None the less, I still love Phyllis Diller! Watch her DVD: Goodnight, We Love You. That was interesting!

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ABDULLAH CHOKSI
Sep 07, 2016

ABDULLAH CHOKSI thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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