Thanks for the Money

Thanks for the Money

How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be

Book - 2016
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Penguin Putnam
From actor and comedian Joel McHale comes the most important celebrity-penned book of this, or any, generation. Part shocking tell-all memoir, part aspirational how-to guide, and mostly all book, this one-of-a-kind tome is required reading for anyone who enjoys Hollywood gossip, get-rich-gradually tips, and copious illustrations and charts.

 “…Thanks for the Money is a clever, much-needed antidote to the age of celebrity book deals. If the tide can’t be stopped, at least it can be mocked.”—

Joel McHale pulls back the curtain on his personal journey to stardom! Here, for the first time, Joel reveals all that has molded him into the acclaimed comic actor he is today: a love of performance, a series of boyhood head injuries, and most importantly, a passion for financial compensation and free shoes.

It’s all here: Joel’s career trials and tribulations, his criminal trials and tribulations, and an honest, unflinching list of all the people he’s been paid money to make out with, on camera.

But the book does not stop there! Because if you want wealth, fame, and cost-free footwear, Joel will share every vital tip he has learned: an insanely low-carb diet plan, how to escape from a certain pseudo-religious celebrity cult, and more!

How can you unlock the power of the Joel McHale who lurks inside? What happened when Joel fought his Community co-star Chevy Chase? And hey, while we’re at it, what’s up with Joel’s hair—really? All will be revealed, within the pages of Thanks for the Money.

Buy now, and receive—as a special bonus—an email receipt that details your purchase!

Baker & Taylor
The host of E!'s The Soup and star of the cult-favorite comedy series Community offers a humorous memoir that includes all the Hollywood gossip, mostly about himself.

& Taylor

The host of E!'s"The Soup" and star of the cult-favorite comedy series "Community" offers a humorous memoir that includes all the Hollywood gossip, mostly about himself.

Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2016
ISBN: 9780399575372
Branch Call Number: B MCHALE 2016
Characteristics: pages cm


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Jul 29, 2017

I picked this book up only because I recognized the author as Jeff from Community, and was I ever not disappointed. This is one of the only books I've ever read that had me laughing out loud (to which I received many awkward stares on public transit). Written as a farcical memoir/self-help, this book "exposes" much of Hollywood through clever and witty satire. Whether you're a fan of Community or not, I definitely recommend this. Don't skip the footnotes.

Marlowe Nov 25, 2016

I was on vacation in the US approx. 12yrs ago when I first discovered Joel McHale on The Soup. At the time, I thought The Soup was hilarious - it was new and fresh, and satisfying to hear someone tease celebrities and the new world of reality TV. Since then, I have always noticed McHale in acting role, and found his humor genuinely funny, which is why I decided to pick up this book. I was curious - would the book be funny? What kind of childhood created this dry, sarcastic man? The book reads fast, and has plenty of interesting personal stories and celebrity gossip. The latter half of the book is a bit forced, perhaps for length, but still worth the continued attention.


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