|Plot Summary of Daddy's Boy|
|"Chris Elliot's fictional account of his dysfunctional upbringing is a riot. While it was true that Mr. Elliot is the son of famous comedy personality Bob Elliot of the comedy pair Bob and Ray, the rest of the book is a nonstop farce. From his tormented upbringing as the "Bob Jr." of the family wearing sailor suits and Gold Toe socks to his considerable time in rehab, Chris Elliot vents his spleen at the tyrannical and heavy-handed famous father in his life.
The story is funny and gets more ridiculous as it goes along. Chris' father Bob Elliot is given ample opportunity for rebuttal in alternating chapters, but chooses to ramble aimlessly about an obscure fishing tournament in Maine and the mundane goings on of his everyday life. The Elliot's both carry their joke throughout the book. Daddy's Boy is a silly biography for fans of either comedian, although it is more in the vein of the younger Elliot's notable humor."
David Fletcher, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Daddy's Boy|
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Story of entertainer?
- TV Comedy Actor
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- healthy but a geeky weakling
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
- very happy
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very unfavorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
Is this a biography of several people?
- A ton 16-20 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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