Digging Up Mother: A Love Story
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 12:45:00 | 2016 | ISBN-10: N/A | ASIN: B01J8F7S8Y
Size: 350 MB | Genre: Biography
Doug Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie. It was the cartoons in HER Hustler magazine issues that molded the beginnings of his comedic journey, long before he was old enough to know what to do with the actual pornography. It was Bonnie who recited Monty Python sketches with him, who introduced him to Richard Pryor at nine years old, and who rescued him from a psychologist when he brought that brand of humor to school. And it was Bonnie who took him along to all of her AA meetings, where Doug undoubtedly found inspiration for his own storytelling.
Bonnies own journey from bartending to truck driving, massage therapy, elder abuse, and stand-up comedy and acting never stopped her from being Dougs genuine number one fan. So when Bonnies alcoholic, hoarding life finally came to an end so many weird adventures later in rural Arizona, it was inevitable that Doug and Bonnie would be together for one last journey.
Digging Up Mother follows Dougs absurd, chaotic, and often obscene life as it intersects with that of his best friend, his biggest fan, and the love of his life: his mother, Bonnie. And it all starts with her death - one of the most memorable and amazing farewells you will ever hear.
Doug Stanhope (Author), Johnny Depp - foreword (Author), Doug Stanhope and Friends (Narrator)