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

ALL ABOUT ME! charts Mel Brooks’ meteoric rise from a Depression-era kid in Brooklyn to the recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Whether serving in the United States Army in World War II, or during his burgeoning career as a teenage comedian in the Catskills, Mel was always mining his experiences for material and looking for the perfect joke. His book offers fans insight into the inspiration behind the ideas for his outstanding collection of boundary-breaking work, and includes details about the many close friendships and collaborations Brooks had, including those with Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Alfred Hitchcock and the great love of his life, Anne Bancroft.

Week of October 31, 2022

Paperback releases for the week of October 31st include THESE PRECIOUS DAYS, a deeply personal collection of essays from Ann Patchett, who talks about home, family, friendships and writing; COKIE, Steven V. Roberts' loving tribute to his wife of 53 years, legendary journalist Cokie Roberts, in which he reflects not only on her many accomplishments, but on how she lived each day with a devotion to helping others; BEWILDERMENT by Richard Powers, an Oprah's Book Club pick that poses the intriguing question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?; BURNING BOY, Paul Auster's comprehensive, landmark biography of the great American writer Stephen Crane; and the paperback original LAWS OF DEPRAVITY, the first installment in a heart-pounding crime thriller series from actor, director and producer Eriq La Salle, which follows two NYPD detectives and an FBI agent as they race to catch a serial killer before he completes his last cycle of kills and disappears forever.