Daddy's Boy

Chris Elliott, Author, Bob Elliott, With, David Letterman, With Delacorte Press $12.95 (142p) ISBN 978-0-385-29730-1
Chris Elliott, a regular on the TV show, Late Night with David Letterman , is the son of Bob Elliott of the celebrated comedy team, Bob and Ray. Father and son here pool their considerable talents in a spoof of the confessional genre popularized by disaffected adult children of media personalities. Although there are zany highlights in the son's recollection of being a miniature reproduction of ``Daddy''--down to duplicate Gold Toe socks--the humor becomes strained. While Chris recollects what it was like being his father's 10th son and the only one not named Bob Jr., Dad offers chapter-by-chapter rebuttals, noting that ``places, events and situations have been changed to make the story more palatable.'' David Letterman provides a foreword to this collusion of comedians who are satirists as well as relatives. Photos not seen by PW. Author tour. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/30/1989
Release date: 05/01/1989
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