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Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography

Cheech Chong The Unauthorized Autobiography Dave s Not Here ManBut America s favorite stoner comedian Tommy Chong is back and funnier than ever as he takes us on a nostalgic trip through his career with partner Richard Cheech Marin Over the

  • Title: Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography
  • Author: Tommy Chong
  • ISBN: 9781416953456
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dave s Not Here, ManBut America s favorite stoner comedian, Tommy Chong, is back and funnier than ever as he takes us on a nostalgic trip through his career with partner Richard Cheech Marin Over the course of their decades long partnership, Cheech and Chong performed to sold out crowds across the country, made nine hit albums, starred in eight blockbuster movies, and cDave s Not Here, ManBut America s favorite stoner comedian, Tommy Chong, is back and funnier than ever as he takes us on a nostalgic trip through his career with partner Richard Cheech Marin Over the course of their decades long partnership, Cheech and Chong performed to sold out crowds across the country, made nine hit albums, starred in eight blockbuster movies, and created memorable and iconic characters that still resonate with fans today.But the good life didn t just appear in a haze of smoke It all started during the late 1960s in a strip club in the fragile heart of Vancouver s Chinatown, where Tommy was winding down his career as a Motown recording artist and starting an improv comedy troupe, and Cheech was a draft dodging, pottery throwing, underground music reviewer Together they came to define the hippie era counterculture, and theircelebrated movie debut, Up in Smoke, remains one of the highest grossing Warner Bros films ever.In his very own unauthorized autobiography, New York Times bestselling author and pop culture hero Chong reveals his unique relationship with Cheech and recalls the inspiration for their most beloved bits He introduces famous guest stars like Peter Sellers, John Belushi, Jimi Hendrix, Dan Aykroyd, John Lennon, Diana Ross, and Jack Nicholson, and examines the influences that had the greatest impact on his comedy from RB musicians and Redd Foxx to Lenny Bruce and of course marijuana Finally, with keen insight and utter candor, he explores the rift that has separated the legendary comedy team for than twenty years.From pot smoking to politics to the universe at large, Cheech Chong The Unauthorized Autobiography is the closestyou ll ever get to sitting in a van made entirely of marijuana, trading stories with an unlikely legend, and feelingwellfunny.

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    1. Tommy Chong

      Thomas Tommy B Kin Chong is a Canadian American comedian, actor and musician who is well known for his stereotypical portrayals of hippie era stoners He is most widely known for his role as Anthony Stoner in the marijuana themed Cheech Chong comedy movies with Cheech Marin He played Leo Chingkwake on FOX s That 70s Show.

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    1. Maybe I need to read more critically, but this is another book I enjoyed and read straight through. I have been a Cheech and Chong fan since I was young, 12-13, so in a sense I have been waiting some time for this book. Chong tells how the duo met and what his life was like before the Cheech and Chong machine. What was so interesting to me was what Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong did before comedy. I didn't know Chong played rhythm guitar in a R and B band for years before comedy. Chong did a solid [...]


    2. This book took me completely by surprise and broke my heart. I had no idea Tommy and Richard had so many qualms with each other I thought they were true blue best friends. But I suppose thats acting. I wish I didnt read it so I could always think that they were friends that hardly argued.Very disappointed but the book was written extremely well. It was just sad.



    3. This one should be called CHONG: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY because there ain't much Cheech Marin in it. In fact, more than a third of the book goes by before he even meets Cheech, so I hope you want to hear about Tommy Chong's cars, houses, bass players, girlfriends, kids' schools, etc. It's straight from the heart, but there are very few laughs for a book about a comedy duo.


    4. Cheech and Chong movies were as much a part of my journey through late adolescence as Billy Connolly, Monty Python, and trying to get a glimpse of Kelly Cooper's boob during sports. But it was always the hyper-active, fast-talking Cheech Marin who caught the attention. It wasn't until I saw him on That 70's show that I grew to appreciate Tommy Chong's slow-talking talent for spiralling absurdities and non-sequitors. There's plenty in evidence here, as well as a refreshingly honest appraisal of h [...]


    5. I can't believe there are no comments on this great book yet. I just read the whole thing in nearly one sitting, it was such a page turner. Any Cheech and Chong fan will be highly entertained by Tommy Chong's fast-paced, informative and humorous writing style. After I read Tommy Chong's "The I Chong" all I wanted was a more detailed look back on the comic genius lasting for decades that is the duo Cheech and Chong. And now here it is! the unauthorized autobiography! The only things I disliked is [...]


    6. I'd seen Cheech and Chong's movies when they first came out in the 1980s. They were funny in their day would they hold up today? So I was interested in reading about them.The writing style is casual and conversational which I liked lots of F-sharps, etc though. Not a big surprise, right?Before I read his book, my impression of Tommy Chong was that of a laid-back likeable stoner. I can't say that I came away liking him as a person when I was finished. His story and experiences were interesting. [...]


    7. Even though it's "unauthorized", Tommy Chong's bio of his days as part of Cheech and Chong is woefully inadequate. It's unfocused, and it rambles on too much about a lot that's really unimportant - Chong spends too many pages on expositional material, yet skims through much of the creative process that made Cheech & Chong one of the greatest comedic duos ever.Granted, Cheech Marin's opinion is missing, and Chong tries to fill in the gaps, but Cheech & Chong merit a better biographical st [...]


    8. Honestly I don't really know what I was expecting here. Like many kids in the 70's I thought these guys were pretty funny and intend on tracking down Up In Smoke to see if it holds up someday. Still how pompous is Tommy Chong. How uninteresting is his story. How oh well you get the idea.


    9. Really good, insightful and informative, and quite funny in places.But it was a bit like it was written by a child, or a goldfish - the story flow jumped around all over the place, with proud sniggering at some of the antics they pulled off.Still great, but it sort of played up to the cliches of stoner-lit.


    10. Fun read, but I wish Chong had expounded on some of the stories. Maybe he doesn't remember it all! The beginning of the book blew my mind--I didn't know Chong had such an illustrious musical career before getting into comedy.


    11. One of the most poorly written books I have ever read. While the stories in it might be sorta fun to read. Like any stoner, Chong can't quite give enough details to really make you give a shit. FAIL!


    12. Autographed by Tommy Chong at Borders Books & Music in Manhattan on August 12, 2008.Followed by a fun performanceof Cheech & Chong at Westbury Music Hall on October 24, 2008.


    13. A good example of what happens when your wanting to read something that you don’t have to think about !



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