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Digging Up Mother: A Love Story
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After enjoying early success as co-host of The Man Show with Joe Rogan, the past twenty years of Doug Stanhope's career can be seen as a subversive insider attack against the "bro-code" he helped to launch. Following a very singular career arc, Stanhope turned his back on Hollywood and toured relentlessly for years, performing up to 200 shows a year. He's a giant cult comedian with a fiercely loyal audience. His material is abrasive and often offensive, but it also relies on a bullshit-free, hardcore, outraged, truth-telling perspective in the tradition of the late Bill Hicks. Stanhope's memoir is sure to rub many the wrong way, but not without causing fits of uncontrollable laughter in the process.

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        His material ranges from true-life graphic perversion to volatile social criticism. Doug is vulgar, opinionated, brutally honest, and shockingly uninhibited and is certainly not for everybody.
        He started his career in Las Vegas doing jack-off jokes for free drinks. Not much has changed, save for the mullet.
        Doug has built a wide-ranging television resume of dubious achievement. He hosted The Man Show on Comedy Central as well as the ubiquitous pseudo-porn for the sexually crippled, Girls Gone Wild, both solely and shamelessly for financial gain. He has appeared on The Howard Stern Show, Comedy Central Presents, Premium Blend, NBC's Late Friday, Spy TV, BBC's Floor Show Live while on ecstasy, and wrote, produced, and starred in Fox's Invasion of the Hidden Cameras and has even popped up on Fox News with Greta Van Sustern and The Jerry Springer Show. In 2010, he was the Voice of America on the BBC's Charlie Brooker's Newswipe.
        None of it compares to seeing him live; Doug is a two-time winner of Time Out New York's “Best Comedy Performance of the Year."
        He's appeared at multiple major comedy festivals including Montreal Just for Laughs, Aspen US Comedy Arts, Chicago Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotland, where he won the Strathmore Press Award for Best Act of the Fringe in his debut year.
        Selected by both Variety and the Hollywood Reporter as one of the Top Ten Comics to Watch, Doug has released four CDs and three DVDs, including No Refunds on Showtime in 2008 and Beer Hall Putsch on Netflix in 2013. He lives in Arizona.

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        April 1, 2016
        In his first book, stand-up comedian Stanhope delivers a sympathetic though unenviable portrait of his multiply addicted, much troubled mother. "After thirty-some years of ruthless drinking, it's more than probable that I've fucked up a few details." So run the author's first words to readers, a warning that substance abuse and blue comedy are in the offing. Stanhope's comedy, growing from the tradition of Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison, is built on sharp political and social observations mixed with the insistence on shocking with details of drug abuse, sexual escapades, and the like. His book is no disappointment in any of these regards: there are dog genitalia ("touching a dog's dick is gross, and your mother touching a dog's dick is far grosser, and gross equals hilarious"), oxygen tents, crack, deathbeds, adultery, suicide, and sundry other things not often mentioned in polite company. Stanhope pokes fun at himself most of all as he recounts a wandering, messed-up youth doing crap jobs while learning comedy by trial and error until hitting on some universal truths--e.g., "farts are the funniest things in life, and if you disagree, then you have no soul." Underneath the humor lies an affecting character study of the author's late mother, who, for her manifold faults, was his fiercest defender and ally. The book is Stanhope's often rueful record of trying to come to terms with her while reckoning with his own emotions and trying to build a career through a haze of his own making. "In my head," he writes, "she was just a bad drunk who felt abandoned and didn't have the patience to wait for me to sort shit out. If anything, I begrudged her for the timing." Stanhope offers good evidence that if our own families are messed up, there's always someone who's got it worse. Lively and smart and, in the manner of the best comedy, as sad as it is funny.

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