Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I Stooged to Conquer

Chicago Review Press recently issued a new version of the autobiography of Moe Howard of The Three Stooges, now with the title he originally wanted: I Stooged to Conquer. I read this on my Kindle, so I am not sure whether it has the same format as the old version, but all of the content appears to be there, including the many, many photos, plus a new forward by Moe's daughter.

Despite having read the original many years ago, I put aside pretty much everything else to read this reissue, and was thoroughly rewarded for having done so. Even though I remember most of the content from the original, I found myself just as absorbed as the first time through and still laughing out loud at many of the stories, where a hilarious turn often comes as suddenly and unexpectedly as a pie to the face or a poke to the eyes. Moe writes simply and engagingly, as though he is telling anecdotes to old and dear friends. His story is fascinating, often touching, and—of course—filled with laughs. 

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