Like A Lampshade in A Whorehouse

Like A Lampshade in A Whorehouse

My Life in Comedy

Book - 2005
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From housewife to humorist, the late-great Phyllis Diller has been making millions laugh for five decades with her groundbreaking comedy. Now the laughter continues with her uproarious autobiography.

Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse recounts how, against all odds, Phyllis Diller became America's first successful and best-loved female stand-up comic. She began her professional career at age thirty-seven, in spite of the fact that she was a housewife and mother of five, and was working at a radio station because of her husband's chronic unemployment. Now, fifty years later, after two traumatic marriages, extensive cosmetic surgery, numerous film, television, and stage appearances, and separate careers as an artist and piano soloist with symphony orchestras, Phyllis Diller finally tells her story.

With her trademark laugh, self-deprecating humor, and incredible wit, Phyllis Diller has etched her way into comedic history. And while her wild hair and outrageous clothes may make her look like a lampshade in a whorehouse, her strength, self-belief, perseverance, and raucous sense of humor make her truly unforgettable.
Publisher: New York : J.P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2005.
ISBN: 9781585423965
Branch Call Number: B Diller, Phyllis
Characteristics: 266 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Buskin, Richard


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Sep 07, 2016

An okay book. Not as funny as Phyllis Diller's stand up. This book is more about her personal life from farm beginnings to Miami Beach Ballrooms.

I wish it had more jokes.

None the less, I still love Phyllis Diller! Watch her DVD: Goodnight, We Love You. That was interesting!


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Sep 07, 2016

ABDULLAH CHOKSI thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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