You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom (Unabridged)
For nearly 10 years no TV comedy was a popular or beloved as Everybody Loves Raymond. In You're Lucky You're Funny, Phil Rosenthal, the creator and executive producer of the show, tells the behind-the-scenes story of the making of a number one smash-hit sitcom. Based on Ray Romano's actual life, the show also took much of its material from Phil's equally, and hysterically, dysfunctional family characters and experiences.Besides being one of the funniest books ever written about television, You're Lucky You're Funny is one of the most illuminating, Phil offers an unprecedented look at the making of a hit show, considering everything from casting to writing to production to managing egos to keeping a series fresh after it has comfortably settled in for the long haul. For anyone who loves comedy, for the millions of devoted fans of Everybody Love Raymond, and for all the aspiring writers who are edging their way towar Hollywood, You're Lucky You're Funny will be a gift and an inspiration.
This book is amazing.
A refreshingly honest and unjaded look at Hollywood. Rosenthal invites you into his life story and takes you on a hilarious trip through all the ups and downs. Whether you're thinking of breaking into the industry, or just like to hear a funny story told well, this book is for you.
I got this because Andy Ihnatko recommended it on the MacBreak Weekly podcast. I'm Raymond fan. Besides being a funny guy, great behind the scenes accounts of the show.
Seems like a nice dude
I enjoyed this book and this is coming from someone who’s never seen Everybody Loves Raymond.