It Never Ends - Tom Scharpling

It Never Ends

By Tom Scharpling

  • Release Date: 2021-07-06
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 25 Ratings

Description

From cult comedy icon and beloved radio host Tom Scharpling, an inspiring, funny, and thoughtful memoir
 

It Never Ends is Tom Scharpling’s harrowing memoir of his coming of age, a story he has never told before. It’s the heartbreaking account of his attempt at suicide, two stays in a mental hospital, and the memory-wiping electroshock therapy that saved his life. After his rehabilitation, Scharpling committed himself to reinvention through the world of comedy. In this book he will lift the curtain on the turmoil that still follows him, despite all of his accolades and achievements. In the vein of candid memoirs from comedians like Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk with Me and Norm Macdonald's Based on a True Story, It Never Ends is a revealing book by a beloved comedy icon.

Reviews

  • Call It Sleep. No, ACTUAL SLEEP

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    By Your Kuker
    Surly koala Tom Scharpling, The Elizabeth Egotist, The Hackensack Homunculus, The Nutley Ninny, foists his whitewashed hogwash on an indifferent public, a doomed attempt to rebrand himself as a wise and kindly elder statesman to the younger generation. This is a highly edited version of his original 1,000 page manuscript, a full accounting of his trials and triumphs, more exhaustive in scope than Robert Caro's biography of LBJ. The period at the end of this sentence represents your troubles in comparison to Tom's innumerable sufferings. You got that? The title is taken from a comment scribbled on top of the banker's box containing his MS, which was found in a dumpster behind his publisher's building. The following excerpt is purportedly from the planned first volume, which entails his New Jersey boyhood [Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255]- Please read my full review on Goodreads...