Coupon
This Might Get a Little Heavy : A Memoir
by Ralphie May and Nils Parker


Overview -

There was a time when Ralphie May was one of the biggest standup comedians in the country, both by ticket sales and by tonnage. While some things changed--Ralphie lost half his body weight--others did not: he will be remembered as one of the most successful comics of his time.  Read more...


 
In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 26 copies from $4.47
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 
 

More About This Might Get a Little Heavy by Ralphie May; Nils Parker
 
 
 
Overview

There was a time when Ralphie May was one of the biggest standup comedians in the country, both by ticket sales and by tonnage. While some things changed--Ralphie lost half his body weight--others did not: he will be remembered as one of the most successful comics of his time. Completed just months before his untimely passing, in This Might Get a Little Heavy, Ralphie takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of his life and career, one that winds across the country, over obstacles, beyond heartbreak, and through the golden age of stand-up.

Raised in poor, rural, Arkansas by a single mom who struggled to make ends meet, Ralphie's early years were the perfect breeding ground for the kind of pain and stress and adversity that only comedy can cure. Bitten by the comedy bug at a Methodist sleep-away camp when he was 12 years old, Ralphie seized a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity six years later at an open-mic in a pizza parlor. Mentored and inspired by legendary comedian Sam Kinison to move to Houston, where he got his start, Ralphie packed his bags and never looked back. A major headliner for over twenty-five years, in This Might Get A Little Heavy, Ralphie finally tells the world how a chubby poor kid from Clarksville went from Arkansas to Houston to Hollywood and beyond. Full of never before told stories from Ralphie's life, This Might Get A Little Heavy will bust your gut, pull at your heart strings, and touch your soul.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781250085740
  • ISBN-10: 1250085748
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publish Date: December 2017
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Humor > Form - Essays
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Entertainment & Performing Arts
Books > Performing Arts > Comedy

 
BAM Customer Reviews