Just a Guy: Book summary and reviews of Just a Guy by Bill Engvall, Alan Eisenstock

Just a Guy

Notes from a Blue Collar Life

by Bill Engvall, Alan Eisenstock

Just a Guy by Bill Engvall, Alan Eisenstock
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  • Published in USA  May 2007
    256 pages
    Genre: Biographies/Memoirs

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In this hilarious and heartfelt memoir, Bill Engvall takes you on the rollicking ride of his life, beginning with his childhood in Texas and adolescence in Arizona, becoming a fixture in local emergency rooms, the result of massive amounts of non-thinking behavior trying to impress girls or torture his sisters; to high school in Dallas where he dabbled in an array of truly odd jobs, learned the trombone, and came of age, all strangely connected; to college and his tenure as his fraternity’s social chairman, where he masterminded a series of legendary parties and attempted to rescue his pet bird while the house was burning down (not his fault, honest); to following his dream as a standup comic and, gulp, singer; to his brief stint in children’s theater while sharing the stage and the back of a van with the director’s dog, and as a movie extra with forked tongue and cloth claws; to his bumbling and riotous courtship, then marriage to Gail, the love of his life; and, finally, fatherhood, where he remains, to this day, a well-meaning, but flawed parent.

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"[A] rather bland attempt at the humorous sensitive-man memoir that seems to be a prerequisite for a certain type of middle-aged comic." - PW

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