The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing
- Publish Date: 2016-09-20
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Gavin Edwards;R. Sikoryak
The perfect graduation gift for the Bill Murray fan in all of us, this epic collection ofÂ âBill Murray storiesââmany reported for the first time hereâdistills a set of guiding principles out of hisÂ extraordinary ability to infuse the everyday with surprise, absurdity, and wonder.
No one will ever believe you.
New York Times bestselling author Gavin Edwards, like the rest of us, has always been fascinated with Bill Murrayâin particular the beloved actorâs adventures off-screen, which rival his filmography for sheer entertainment value. Edwards traveled to the places where Murray has lived, worked, and partied, in search of the most outrageous and hilarious Bill Murray stories from the past four decades, many of which have never before been reported. Bill once paid a child five dollars to ride his bike into a swimming pool. The star convinced Harvardâs JV womenâs basketball team to play with him in a private game of hoops. Many of these surreal encounters ended with Bill whispering, âNo one will ever believe youâ into a strangerâs ear. But The Tao of Bill Murray is more than just a collection of wacky anecdotes. A sideways mix of comedy and philosophy, full of photo bombs, late-night party crashes, and movie-set antics, this is the perfect book for anyone who calls themselves a Bill Murray fanâwhich is to say, everyone.
Praise for The Tao of Bill Murray
âWhen confronted by lifeâs challenges and opportunities, we should all be asking ourselves, âWhat would Bill Murray do?â This book actually has the answers.ââJay Duplass, writer, director, actor, fan of Bill Murray
â[Gavin Edwards] captures Murrayâs enigmatic, comic genius.ââThe Washington Post
âIf you are among the multitudes who have a Bill Murray story (viz:Â âI was in the airport bar, and who sat down next to me but Bill Murray?â),Â The Tao of Bill MurrayÂ will speak to you.ââElle
âMurray is an endless delight, and his knack for bons mots and non sequiturs will keep readers laughing before revealing an unexpectedly poignant vision for happiness. . . . A fun and revealing look behind the charm and mythos of Bill Murray that will only strengthen his legend.ââKirkus Reviews
âThis book is bursting with anecdotes that underline Murrayâs unconventional and fun-loving life. . . . Â Murrayâs fans are sure to savor [it] and walk away with a deeper appreciation of the actor and his work.ââPublishers WeeklyÂ (starred review)
âI just canât fathom how anyone could not like the man. He lives as much as possible by his own rules; this is a guy who doesnât buy round-trip airline tickets because he prefers to make decisions on the fly. That old question of the three people youâd most like to have dinner with? Iâd pick Bill Murray and leave the other two chairs empty just to see who he pulls over to join us. . . . You will loveÂ The Tao of Bill Murray. Period.ââGeekDad
âA hilarious readâoccasionally heartwarming, sometimes head-scratching. . . . Sure to please Murray fans.ââLibrary Journal