Mel Brooks All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business

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AVAILABLE NOW - THE PERFECT GIFT FOR FATHER'S DAY

At 95, the legendary Mel Brooks continues to set the standard for comedy across television, film, and the stage. Now, for the first time, this EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner shares his story in his own words.

Here are the never-before-told, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and remembrances from a master storyteller, filmmaker, and creator of all things funny.

From The Producers to Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein to Anxiety and more, All About Me! offers fans fascinating and hilarious insight into Mel Brooks's outstanding collection of boundary-breaking work.

Filled with tales of struggle, achievement and camaraderie, Brooks shares riveting details about his upbringing, his career and his many close friendships and collaborations including those with Gene Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock, and the great love of his love, Anne Bancroft.

'Not since the Bible have I read anything so powerful and poignant. And to boot - it's a lot funnier!' M. Brooks

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Mel Brooks, director, producer, writer, and actor, is an EGOT-one of the few entertainers in an elite group to earn all four major entertainment prizes: the Emmy, the Grammy, the Oscar, and the Tony.

His career began in television writing for Your Show of Shows, after which he helped create the TV series Get Smart. He and Carl Reiner wrote and performed the 2000 Year Old Man Grammy-winning comedy albums.

Brooks won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his first feature film, The Producers. Many hit comedy films followed including The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, History of the World Part I, To Be or Not to Be, Spaceballs, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

His film company, Brooksfilms Limited, produced critically acclaimed films such as The Elephant Man, Frances, My Favorite Year and 84 Charing Cross Road. In 2009 Mel Brooks was a Kennedy Center Honoree, recognized for a lifetime of extraordinary contributions to American culture.

In 2013 he was the forty-first recipient of the AFI's Life Achievement Award. In 2016 Mr. Brooks was presented with the National Medal of Arts by President Obama.

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'Convivial and chirpily amusing...Wisecracking Mel's journey from tragedy to comedy.'
- Telegraph

'Riotous'
- Daily Mail

'A jaunty romp across Brooks's career'
- The Times

'Brooks writes evocatively and with huge affection about his show business breakthrough as a writer'
- iNews

'Such an enjoyable read
- RTE

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