“Eh, it's this guy, man,” said the comedian. “Says I owe him money. ... Standing beside him were four angry Mexican dudes, their muscles rippling. “Which one? ... I got a little debt I gotta 209 THE MAKING OF A STAND-UP GUY.
Author: Charlie Murphy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
As one of the most popular performers on Comedy Central’s mega-hit The Chappelle Show, Charlie Murphy—older brother of comedy legend Eddie Murphy—shares his passion for comedy and tells his true Hollywood stories in this juicy and highly entertaining memoir. Once described by Chris Rock as “Eddie Murphy on acid,” Charlie Murphy has achieved fame as a recurring performer on the critically acclaimed, three-time Emmy-nominated cult sensation Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central. Celebrated in particular for his “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” skits, featuring hilarious renditions of Rick James and Prince, Murphy now recounts many of the actual stories that inspired these popular sketches in vivid and comical detail in Doing Time: The Making of a Stand-Up Guy. With his flare for storytelling and his distinctive and fearless voice, it’s no wonder that Charlie Murphy has been the subject of many featured stories in numerous magazines, including GQ, Essence, Rolling Stone, and he was recently listed as one of the Hottest People to Watch in Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List.” Featuring outrageous misadventures as part of his younger brother Eddie’s entourage, and hysterical encounters with numerous celebrities, Doing Time: The Making of a Stand-Up Guy is a fascinating and wildly funny chronicle from one of the most talented comedians today.
Despite the sobering reality of his world off stage, the laughter and the success is intoxicating, even for a stand-up guy. A Stand-Up Guy is a real story about real people struggling with life's rights and wrongs.
Author: Michael Snyder
In his third novel, author Michael Snyder delivers another honest, authentic, and intriguing plot carried along by quirky characters whose actions and reactions still manage to look and sound like the rest of us. It is often said that every good joke contains some basic truth. In A Stand-Up Guy, aspiring comedian Oliver Miles puts that axiom to the test when he revamps his comedy act by filling it with darkly personal truths about friends and family. But, as the edgy humor begins to attract more attention, the young comic's personal life gets more complicated. When he realizes he has managed to turn the two women he cares about most into props for his act, he wonders if his honesty on-stage is making him dishonest in life. Despite the sobering reality of his world off stage, the laughter and the success is intoxicating, even for a stand-up guy. A Stand-Up Guy is a real story about real people struggling with life's rights and wrongs. It will appeal to anyone who enjoys a uniquely-woven relational drama threaded with a little mystery and delivered with a lot of humor and insight.
Jack stands up. Stretches. And, kind of looking up at the ceiling, rather than directly at David and me, says, “You know what the key is that'll ... None of us should be involved in making any contact with the Medical Examiner's office.
Author: Srulik Stein
The Berkley Building Company's office closes on week-ends. So when Rose Shapiro arrives for work on Monday morning June 20, 1966, she has to unlock the door to gain entry. She finds her boss, Max Robbins-dead-the apparent victim of a heart attack. At the funeral home because bruises are found on Max's body, the Medical Examiner performs an autopsy. He opines that Max did die of a heart attack, but one caused by powerful blows to his solar plexus. So who killed Max? Crude, black-sheep son of real estate mogul, Sam Robbins, Max wasn't short of enemies. The police discover evidence that David Lev, Max's boyhood friend and lawyer was the last person to see Max alive. David, normally unflappable, borders on panic. He turns for help to his ex-mobster cousin, Jack Lerner, once head of Detroit's infamous Purple Gang, whose criminal activities teenaged David abhorred and which embarrassed him. With input from Chick Marcus, another childhood friend of David and Max, Jack makes the problem go away. Max's killer is never discovered. Thirty-eight years later, Chick, only survivor of the trio, eighty and frail, but with perfect recall tells us who killed Max and why.
I wanted to be the guy who could provide new, accurate information from the street, firsthand, so that we in the Bureau ... that conversation about me trickled back to them—that I was a stand-up guy with a little juice down in Florida.
Author: Joaquin "Jack" Garcia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: True Crime
"Petey Chops wasn't kicking up. And if he didn't start soon, he was going to get whacked." So begins Making Jack Falcone, the extraordinary true story of an undercover FBI agent's years-long investigation of the Gambinos, which resulted in a string of arrests that crippled the organized crime family. But long before Joaquin "Jack" Garcia found himself wearing a wire with some of the Mafia's top capos, he was one of the FBI's unlikeliest recruits. A Cuban-born American, Jack graduated from Quantico standing six-foot-four and weighing 300 pounds -- not your typical G-man. Jack's stature soon proved an asset as the FBI looked to place agents undercover with drug smugglers, counterfeiters, and even killers. Jack became one of the few FBI agents dedicated solely to undercover work. Using a series of carefully created aliases, Jack insinuated himself in the criminal world, from the Badlands of Philadelphia, where he was a gregarious money launderer, to the streets of Miami, where an undercover Garcia moved stolen and illicit goods and brought down dirty cops. Jack jumped at the opportunity to infiltrate the shadowy world of La Cosa Nostra, but how would the Cuban-American convince wiseguys that he was one of their own, a Sicilian capable of "earning his button" -- getting made in the Mafia? For the first time, the FBI created a special "mob school" for Jack, teaching him how to eat, talk, and think like a wiseguy. And it wasn't long before the freshly minted Jack Falcone found himself under the wing of one of the Gambinos' old school capos, Greg DePalma. DePalma, who cared for an ailing John Gotti in prison, introduced Falcone to his world of shakedowns, beatings, and envelopes of cash, never suspecting that one of his trusted crew members was a federal agent. A page-turning account of the struggle between law enforcement and organized crime that will rank with such classic stories as Donnie Brasco, Serpico, and Wiseguy, Making Jack Falcone is an unforgettable trip into America's underworld through the eyes of a highly decorated FBI veteran.
You always worked hard for the things you wanted, and you never took shortcuts. You've always been a stand-up guy in every aspect of your life. That's why this is so hard for you. Because it's making you feel less than stand-up.
Author: J. Sterling
Publisher: J. Sterling
Come for an emotional ride in this romance novel by New York Times bestselling author J.Sterling. With Sterling's laugh-out-loud banter and a trio of brothers you'll fall for, this heart pounding story is a must read. I've seen Frank Fisher before, but he's never seen me. He definitely saw me tonight. And I know I wasn't the only one who felt the world shift the moment our eyes connected from across the bar. But Frank isn't like his brothers. He's quiet, elusive, and keeps to himself. It makes him mysterious, but that's not why I'm drawn to him. It's something else. Something I've never experienced before, as cliche as that may sound. I can tell that Frank's holding back.. keeping something from me. No matter how hard I try to push to get closer, he keeps his distance, even when I can tell he doesn't want to and I want to know why. I need to know why. But the truth might split my heart in half and ruin everything. THE FISHER BROTHERS is a series of standalone novels that can be sipped one at a time, or binged in order. Each book is aptly named after one of the popular drinks at their bar. Enjoy! No Bad Days- Nick's story Guy Hater- Frank's story Adios Pantalones- Ryan's story Happy Ending
Behind the Scenes of the Classic Modern Western John Farkis. Jeff Dolan explains how the Buckaroos scammed the system: “At lunch, ... Sam was a stand-up guy.” Simmons recalls another Elliott incident that impressed him: “Kurt Russell ...
Author: John Farkis
Category: Performing Arts
The day-by-day inside story of the making of Tombstone (1993) as told to the author by those who were there--actors, extras, crew members, Buckaroos, historians and everyone in between. Historical context that inspired Kevin Jarre's screenplay is included. Production designers, cameramen, costume designers, composers, illustrators, screenwriter, journalists, set dressers, prop masters, medics, stuntmen and many others share their recollections--many never-before-told--of filming this epic Western.
Talk about a stand-up guy. Thanks be to God, I did recover and returned to the air in no small part thanks to Gregg Clifton's support. We will always be indebted to him for his friendship and support during one of the darkest periods in ...
Author: Joe Martelle
Publisher: BearManor Media
Category: Performing Arts
Radio Pro is several books in one, covering every aspect of personality radio - from the history of pioneer broadcasters to how to become a successful personality. Forty-one-year radio pro Joe Martelle also brings together a richly varied selection of candid comments on the subject from over 150 of America's best broadcasters - seasoned pros who tell it like it is and what it takes to be a successful air and online personality. Radio Pro is enlightening, informative, and thought provoking for both the radio student and those interested in personality radio.
He pulled my strings in order to launch his own agenda and to make himself appear such an outstanding hero and stand-up guy, when in reality he is nothing but a conning bucket of swill. And that's the truth about your “Beautiful Bobby.” ...
Author: Danny Rolling
Publisher: Feral House
The man convicted of the vicious murders of five college students in Gainesville, Florida, discusses his motivations and actions in commiting the crimes, reflects on what made him into a killer, and his struggle to come to terms with what he did. Original. IP.
We got in that locker room, and the media guys just swarmed him. Mitch is such a stand-up guy. He stood there like a man answering their questions, making no excuses. After awhile, I couldn't take it. I went over and got Mitch and ...
Author: Bob Gordon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
Stubble scruffed up their chins. Tobacco wads ballooned their cheeks. The 1993 Philadelphia Phillies had the look of a slow-pitch softball team itching to kick some serious butt. They did kick butt, too, on and off the field. “They lived the life of professional baseball players as fully as it can be done,” manager Jim Fregosi said. Though they weren’t a photogenic bunch, their mugs were everywhere, on Baseball Today, on David Letterman, and on Saturday Night Live. Even President Clinton quipped about them. The newly revised edition of Robert Gordon’s and Tom Burgoyne’s More Than Beards, Bellies, and Biceps: The Story of the 1993 Phillies tells the complete story of this gang of baseball throwbacks that quickly seduced the hometown fans. By season’s end they had won over the rest of the country, too. America’s Most Wanted Team became America’s Team in a heart-thumping World Series against Toronto. The ’93 Phils drew more spectators than any other Philadelphia franchise in the city’s century-and-a-quarter of professional sports. More Than Beards, Bellies, and Biceps offers the story of a team that burned the candle at both ends and lit up a city like a firecracker.
oe DiMaggio evaluated everyone through the code of honor expressed in being a stand-up guy. ... In addition to dispensing the best tuna salad on Kaiser rolls anywhere, and making the best chopped liver in New York, Sonia had a sideline.
Author: Rock Positano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A revealing account of the great Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio from the man who knew him best in the last ten years of his life—“a rare, intimate portrait…that pries open Joltin’ Joe’s perpetually buttoned-up privacy” (The New York Times) with stories about the Yankees, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and other celebrities. In 1990, Dr. Rock Positano, a thirty-two-year-old foot and ankle specialist, met Joe DiMaggio. Despite the forty years between them, an unlikely friendship developed after the doctor successfully treated the baseball champ’s heel spur injury. Joe mentored Rock but came to rely on his young friend to show him a good time in New York, the town that made him a legend. In time, the famously reserved DiMaggio opened up to Dr. Positano and talked about his joys, his disappointments, and his sorrows as he reflected on his extraordinary life. The stories and experiences he shared with Dr. Positano comprise an intimate portrait of one of the great stars of baseball and icon of the twentieth century. “Readers do not have to be baseball fans to be captivated by this memoir, which explores such universal themes as friendship, celebrity, aging, and mortality” (Library Journal, starred review). DiMaggio was a complicated figure—sometimes demanding, sometimes big-hearted, always impeccable, loyal, and a true stand-up guy. This memoir of a decade-long friendship reveals the very private DiMaggio as “a wholly human portrait of an American icon navigating his way through an adoring yet relentlessly demanding public” (Booklist, starred review), while serving up illuminating stories and rare insights about the people in his life, including his teammates, Muhammad Ali, Sandy Koufax, Woody Allen, and many more.
More UP Quotes from Famous People Donald Rumsfeld is a real stand-UP guy: “united he stands.” In a recently revealed notation on a 2002 memo about interrogation tactics, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld indicated that making terrorism ...
Author: Mary Ann Van Osdell
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Hands Pointed UP is a quick read of 60 inspirational sayings that include the word "up." It includes biblical references and observations that will help you keep a positive attitude.
He's a stand-up guy. Just never gives the ladies much of a chance.” “It's hard to compete when you're surrounded by fighter pilots everywhere. I get lost in the crowd.” Becky doubted that somehow. Justin looked to William.
Author: Kit Wilkinson
Widowed soon-to-be mom Becky Kirkpatrick came to Glendale to fulfill her late husband's dying wish. But someone else in town may have greater possibilities in store for her and her baby. Yet Justin Winters has been let down by more than one Kirkpatrick before. Will this time be any different? And can he bring himself to be a father to his former best friend's child? Becky and Justin will have to trust each other— and God's plan—if they truly want a chance at happily ever after.
For that reason, Nate asked for a volunteer to stand guard outside Albert's hospital room. Despite the fact that his back was ... So here he stood, making sure he knew that Albert was a stand-up guy. Making sure he wasn't so far off the ...
Author: Cindy Gerard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Shocked to learn that her late husband is alive while planning her wedding to another man, Jess Albert, who believed he was killed in action in Afghanistan four years earlier, must let her new love go and try to heal her physically and emotionally broken husband who has no memory of their history together.
Set-up A plan or activity enticing the victim into a trap or a vulnerable position. Source Person responsible for the making and/or distribution of contraband. Stand-up guy Someone who will take full blame and not implicate others.
Author: Carmine J. Motto
Publisher: CRC Press
Completely revised to include updated cases and modern techniques, the second edition of Undercover is still a classic text for all law enforcement personnel. It approaches the topic from three angles: how to handle informants, how to investigate suspects, and how to be an undercover agent.
He's a stand-up guy, boss.” “Was a stand-up guy. I saw what I saw.” “You're making him pay for things Logan did to you. That's not fair.” “Whose side are you on, Pete?” “I'm on the side of what's right. I know you're my boss, ...
Author: Fern Michaels
Publisher: Kensington Books
One woman fights for her family—and her heart—in this novel of redemption from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of the Sisterhood novels. Fern Michaels, New York Times bestselling author of Finders Keepers, dazzles readers once again with the unforgettable story of one woman’s life—the betrayal that nearly destroys her, the love that helps her heal, and the struggle to find the truth about herself and the man she thought she knew . . . An only child who lost both parents during her first year at college, wealthy heiress Kristine Kelly had made her husband her whole world. But she didn’t see what everyone else did: that handsome, charismatic Logan Kelly was a manipulator and a user. Then one cold December, Kristine got a chilling wake-up call when Logan vanished, along with the eight-million-dollar trust fund she had naively given him the power to control. Just when Kristine’s life was at its lowest point, banker Aaron Dunwoodie offered her passion, a strong shoulder to lean on, and a relationship to believe in. But a woman once fooled is twice wary, and very vulnerable. There were still too many questions Kristine needed to answer before she could commit her heart again: what really happened to Logan . . . what did she truly want for herself . . . and what would she do if Logan—a dangerous seductive, and yet irresistible man—walked back into her life? Praise for Fern Michaels “Prose so natural that it seems you are witnessing a story rather than reading about it.”—Los Angeles Sunday Times “She never disappoints.”—RT Book Reviews
At the time, Cuomo had heard Griffin say, "You're a stand-up guy. You've always been there when we ... Making small talk, an aide remarked that the Yankees were only two and a half games out of the cellar. Cuomo said, "Money's losing ...
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
I did not realize it at the time, but my future wife's family was making the same move. ... Now let me say right here that had I been a more mature and discerning stand- up guy, I would have avoided Bob and let life put him in his place ...
Author: Sandy Malcom
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Do you feel the hair on the back of your neck start to stand every time you hear of or see someone trying to pull off an injustice? Are you the person who has to be the one to stand up for the defenseless? Has this determination sometimes led to more trouble than blessing in your life? Do you know it's the right thing to do but also know you could do a better job of it? If you answered yes to these questions, then Sandy Malcom's book is for you. You've had this instinct all of your life, but as you've matured you know you could be putting this trait in your personality to better use. Standing Upright is a book that will offer you a new perspective and encouragement to polish this characteristic into something everyone finds useful. It will instruct you to refine your gift into something others will rely on. If you're the one that's called to stand up, then you must stand up right.
Stand-Up. Guy. In my book, friends make the world go around. During my short tenure as chairman of ISHA, ... Alothas changed over the past three years and, as usual, there are lots of people to thank for making the changes successful.
Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
A lot of policemen will say, "He's a stand-up guy." What's that mean? He's a fucking policeman. That doesn't make him a good guy. What do you mean a stand-up guy? Do you mean that what makes him a good policeman is that he's brave; ...
Author: Mark Baker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Based on interviews with more than one hundred police officers, a cross-section representing male and female officers, small town and big city cops, Blacks and whites, patrolmen and anti-terrorist specialists, the author reveals the worlds of the police
... a chance to see yourself making progress. When I did my first stand-up set in front of a live audience at Gotham Comedy Club, I bombed hard. ... What happened to the bucket list stand-up guy? Who knows. I'd bet you a million dollars ...
Author: Terri Trespicio
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Is following your passion the key to personal and professional success? Your average self-help book or motivational speaker would likely respond to this question with a resounding YES and proceed to offer a detailed how-to guide to finding that passion and living up to it. Unfollow Your Passion does the unconventional opposite. In the spirit of Pixar's Soul, it encourages you to consider what you lose when you get laser-focused on a single pursuit. There is more to life than a single "spark." By narrowly focusing on the constant search for your one, defining passion-you might miss the infinite number of sparks that exist in anything and everything around you. Rich in playful banter, psychological research, and personal anecdotes, Terri Trespicio encourages you not to succumb to the pressure of defining yourself by your passion. Instead, it emboldens you to keep moving and engage passionately with your present"--