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Digging Up Mother: A Love Story
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Doug Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie. It was the cartoons in her Hustler magazine issues that molded the beginnings of his comedic journey, long before he was old enough to know what to do with the actual pornography. It was Bonnie who recited Monty Python sketches with him, who introduced him to Richard Pryor at nine years old, and who rescued him from a psychologist when he brought that brand of humor to school. And it was Bonnie who took him along to all of her AA meetings, where Doug undoubtedly found inspiration for his own storytelling.
Bonnie's own path from bartending to truck driving, massage therapy, elder abuse, stand-up comedy, and acting never stopped her from being Doug's genuine number one fan. So when her alcoholic, hoarding life finally came to an end many weird adventures later in rural Arizona, it was inevitable that Doug and Bonnie would be together for one last excursion.
Digging Up Mother follows Doug's absurd, chaotic, and often obscene life as it intersects with that of his best friend, biggest fan, and love of his life-his mother. And it all starts with her death-one of the most memorable and amazing farewells you will ever read.
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Digging Up Mother follows Doug's absurd, chaotic, and often obscene life as it intersects with that of his best friend, biggest fan, and love of his life-his mother. And it all starts with her death-one of the most memorable and amazing farewells you will ever read.
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        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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