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The man. The movies. The life. The legend. He’s played a deranged groundskeeper, a bellowing lounge singer, a paranormal exterminator, and a grouchy weatherman. He is William James “Bill” Murray, America’s greatest national treasure. From his childhood lugging golf bags at a country club to his first taste of success on Saturday Night Live, from his starring roles in Hollywood blockbusters to his reinvention as a hipster icon for the twenty-first century, The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray chronicles every aspect of his extraordinary life and career.

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The man. The movies. The life. The legend. He’s played a deranged groundskeeper, a bellowing lounge singer, a paranormal exterminator, and a grouchy weatherman. He is William James “Bill” Murray, America’s greatest national treasure. From his childhood lugging golf bags at a country club to his first taste of success on Saturday Night Live, from his starring roles in Hollywood blockbusters to his reinvention as a hipster icon for the twenty-first century, The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray chronicles every aspect of his extraordinary life and career.

He’s the sort of actor who can do Hamlet and Charlie’s Angels in the same year. He shuns managers and agents, and he once agreed to voice the lead in Garfield because he mistakenly believed it was a Coen Brothers film. He’s famous for crashing house parties all over New York City—and if he keeps photobombing random strangers, he might just break the Internet.

Part biography, part critical appreciation, part love letter, and all fun, this enormous volume chronicles every Murray performance in loving detail, recounting all the milestones, legendary “Murray stories,” and controversies in the life of this enigmatic performer.

“This resoundingly successful work offers a unique approach to an unapproachable figure.” ---Library Journal Starred Review

“Schnakenberg, a huge fan, does a great job of collecting some great snarky quotes and wacky trivia facts about one of America’s most beloved comedic actors.” ---The New York Post

“A comprehensive compendium on the life and career of the enigmatic and contradictory Bill Murray.” ---Shelf Awareness

"With The Big Bad Book Of Bill Murray fans of all ages are treated to an encyclopedic examination of the actor, his roles, his co-stars and his odd antics.” ---Alive

"Heller uses subtle voice changes to assist listeners in determining quotes coming from Bill Murray. . . . fans of the actor and comedian will enjoy this audiobook." ---Library Journal Audio Review

"Heller is a worthy narrator. . . . The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: A Critical Appreciation of the World’s Finest Actor on audiobook is a fine listen while sitting in traffic on Lake Shore Drive." ---Obsessive Book Nerd

"Heller is an excellent choice to narrate this quirky biography, and he gives a straight
reading of the material. He knows where the droll humor lies and provides the right amount of punch to the jokes without overselling them." ---Booklist Audio Review
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The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray

A Critical Appreciation of the World's Finest Actor

Author Robert Schnakenberg

Narrated by Johnny Heller

Publication date Jan 31, 2017

Running time 8 hrs

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