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Anything for a laugh

8 January 2022

9:00 AM

8 January 2022

9:00 AM

All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business Mel Brooks

Century, pp.400, £16.99

‘I went into show business to make a noise, to pronounce myself,’ Mel Brooks told Kenneth Tynan in 1977, in a New Yorker profile entitled, with appalling relish, ‘Detours and Frolics of a Short Hebrew’. ‘I want to go on making the loudest noise to the most people.’ His memoir All About Me! may be his final act of this pronunciation.

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