Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Maybe We'll Have You Back by Fred Stoller
And then I read books like this and I think I may actually be halfway normal, after all!
I think Fred Stoller is funny. Without even planning it, I believe I have seen every bit of his twenty years' experience on television. I no longer believe he is acting, however. I think he is just showing up and saying the appropriate lines. They just sound funny because he is such a strange person.
"Maybe We'll Have You Back" is a series of essays written by Fred Stoller about his life as a perennial guest star. I am actually impressed by his career, however the stories were a bit matter-of-fact for my taste. I think I would have enjoyed them more if Fred had actually read them to me. I liked reading about his experiences with auditioning, the stars he worked with, and the sets of the various shows. I liked hearing about his anxieties and quirks, as well. I just wish the book had been a tad more funny. I mean, I'm a person who can make herself laugh out loud while commuting alone on a crowded train, so I don't honestly think my expectations are out of line.
It's okay, though. I still like Fred.