Enjoy 50% off select gifts and specialty foods at our Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale, July 31 thru August, while supplies last!

Wired: The Short Life & Fast Times of John Belushi

Wired: The Short Life & Fast Times of John Belushi cover

Wired: The Short Life & Fast Times of John Belushi

$ 18.00
Add to Wish List
Out of Stock In Store (Click to Order)

This reissue of Bob Woodword’s classic book about John Belushi—one of the most interesting performers and personalities in show business history—“is told with the same narrative style that Woodward employed so effectively in All the President’s Men and The Final Days” (Chicago Tribune).

John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose March 5, 1982, in a seedy hotel bungalow off Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Belushi’s death was the beginning of a trail that led Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward on an investigation that examines the dark side of American show business—TV, rock and roll, and the movie industry. From on-the-record interviews with 217 people, including Belushi's widow, his former partner Dan Aykroyd, Belushi’s movie directors including Jack Nicholson and Steven Spielberg, actors Chevy Chase, Robin Williams, and Carrie Fisher, the movie executives, the agents, Belushi’s drug dealers, and those who live in the show business underground, the author has written a close portrait of a great American comic talent, and of his struggle to succeed and to survive that ended in tragedy.

Using diaries, accountants’ records, phone bills, travel records, medical records, and interviews with firsthand witnesses, Woodward has followed Belushi’s life from childhood in a small town outside Chicago to his meteoric rise to fame.

Bob Woodward has written a spellbinding account of rise and fall, a cautionary tale for our times, and a poignant and gentle portrait of a young man who had so much, gave so much, and lost so much.

Bob Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post where he has worked for 49 years and reported on every American president from Nixon to Trump. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for the Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein, and second 20 years later as the lead Post reporter for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

ISBN: 9781451655599

ISBN-10: 9781451655599

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 03/06/2012 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/06/2012 - 12:00am

Pages: 480

Language: English

Categories

Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts

Biography & Autobiography / Rich & Famous

Performing Arts / Comedy

More by Bob Woodward

  • Pre-Order Now Badge
    The Justices Behind Roe V. Wade: The Inside Story, Adapted from The Brethren Cover Image
  • Pre-Order Now Badge
    Untitled Woodward and Costa Cover Image
  • Pre-Order Now Badge
    Untitled Woodward and Costa Cover Image
  • Pre-Order Now Badge
    Rage Cover Image
  • Knowledge of Spirit Worlds and Life After Death: As Received Through Spirit Guides Cover Image
  • Rabia Cover Image
  • Rage Cover Image
  • Rage Cover Image
  • Todos los hombres del presidente Cover Image