I'm Chevy Chase... and You're Not
Title: I'm Chevy Chase... and You're Not
Author: Rena Fruchter
Presents the life of the American comedian, from his tumultuous childhood with an abusive mother, to his early fame as a performer on “Saturday Night Live,” his movie career, and his involvement in social and political causes.
A lot has happened to Chevy Chase since this authorized biography was published last year. In this revised and updated paperback edition, Rena Fruchter captures it all, along with new behind-the-scene stories from the life of one of America’s foremost comedians.
From Time, People, and “Page Six” to The Late Show With David Letterman and a hilarious return to Saturday Night Live, America embraced Chevy Chase upon the 2007 publication of I’m Chevy Chase . . . and You’re Not. Author Rena Fruchter reveals what this resurgence has been like for Chevy and offers both new insights into his career and more anecdotes from Chevy’s friends and colleagues “in the biz.”
Chevy candidly sets the record straight about his most celebrated exploits and his relationships with Presidents Ford, Carter, and Clinton. He also reveals that his privileged upbringing was dominated by continual physical and emotional abuse by his mother and stepfather, and reflects on how this abuse has shaped his personal and professional decisions throughout his life. But in the end, there’s more comedy than tragedy in this unforgettable biography.