A memoir by Tom Davis, an original writer on Saturday Night Live and comedy partner with Al Franken, Thirty-nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss is a hilarious book about the early days of SNL that chronicles Davis’s friendship with Jerry Garcia, Timothy Leary, and his friends at SNL.
Thirty-Nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss
978-0-8021-4456-0 • $14.00 • Paperback • Mar. 2010
39 Years of Short-Term Memory Loss is a seriously funny and irreverent memoir that gives an insider’s view of the birth and rise of Saturday Night Live, and features laugh-out-loud stories about some of its greatest personalitiesAl Franken, Lorne Michaels, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Michael O’Donoghue, and Chris Farley. Davis’s memoir describes not only his experiences on the set of SNL but also his suburban childhood, high school in the ‘60s, the discovery of sex, and reveling in the hippie cultureand psychoactive drugsfrom San Francisco to Kathmandu to Burning Man over the last four decades. Lucky for us that he remembers so much of it.