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All About Me!

Mel Brooks

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Mel Brooks tells the stories of his 95 years in show business and the many connections he made, from growing up in poverty in Brooklyn to his stardom in Broadway, television, and film.


All About Me!

All About Me!

by Mel Brooks


Few people have gone from witnessing the early emergence of the 'talkies' in their childhood to appearing in an episode of the Simpsons. But Mel Brooks has done it all, with his time in show business spanning the majority of the 20th century and beyond.

In this memoir, the comedian, writer, performer, and producer reflects on his incredible life of 95 years. Published in 2021, All About Me takes us from Brooks' upbringing in Brooklyn through his diverse career in the entertainment industry.

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Failure is vital. It is an incredibly important quotient in the equation of a career. After you wipe away your tears, it's not a bad experience and under the right circumstances, it will make you a better person, both as a person and as an artist.

- Mel Brooks

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