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1. No Wonder My Parents Drank: Tales
2. Gasping for Airtime: Two Years
3. Comics Come Home VI
4. Biography - Mohr, Jay (1971-):
5. Picture Perfect
6. No Wonder My Parents Drank: Tales
7. Untitled Sports Book
8. Suicide Kings: DVD Special Edition
9. Paulie
10. National Speleological Society

1. No Wonder My Parents Drank: Tales from a Stand-Up Dad
by Jay Mohr
Hardcover: 288 Pages (2010-05-11)
list price: US$25.00 -- used & new: US$3.19
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Asin: 1439173214
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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YOU’LL NEVER SLEEP IN THIS TOWN AGAINFrom Saturday Night Live to stand-up, from a blockbuster film career to the star of CBS’s hit television show Gary Unmarried, Jay Mohr is one of the funniest people in comedy today. Now, in this down and dirty tale of modern fatherhood, Mohr shares his stories as a first-time parent. No Wonder My Parents Drank reveals the details behind Mohr’s humiliating test-tube conception attempts and then recounts the trauma of not only having to keep this child alive, but having to spend time alone with him! He waxes poetic about dirty diapers; spins theories on spanking; and mulls over the more hidden advantages of parenthood, like carpool lane access, carte blanche to use the ladies restroom, and an alibi for missing family dinners. Mohr describes, in painfully funny detail, the bizarre situations that all parents inevitably face but can never prepare for (such as when his kid discovered his dog’s rear end) as well as moments of pure joy like taking his son to his first baseball game. Mohr reports on the hilarious wisdom that his son, Jackson, has taught him—like why it’s fun to play "Kissy Boy" with the other boys at recess, how important sunscreen is for avoiding a "sunborn," and how awesome it is to get a "rainbow belt" in karate.

Riotously acerbic and refreshingly honest, No Wonder My Parents Drank casts the very funny Jay Mohr with an even funnier mini-me sidekick as a supporting character in a little comedic love story that every person who either is a parent or has a parent will find delightful. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (24)

4-0 out of 5 stars I laughed and read certain chapters aloud to my husband.
I truly enjoyed reading the antics and experiences of this family man.He spoke from the heart; a Dad, with the loves of his life, trying to make sense of everyday life (with a little humor.)
Bottom line - Love your family.Enjoy every moment.Laugh along the way.Do the best you can.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book pretty much nails it!
I purchased this book because I heard Jay plugging it while guest-hosting the Jim Rome radio show recently. I have always found his humor to great due to has ability to be completely honest in his story telling.

I first read the intro to this book online and was moved to tears when hearing about his experience as a modern day father. I personally could relate to many of these things being the dad to a 3 year old daughter.

I ordered the book a few days later and read it on my new Kindle. The book had me laughing loudly at times relating to Jay's experiences. Jay is willing to share a lot of insight into his personal life. For this, he has a great book here on fatherhood.

I recommend this book to any fathers out there. Especially new and future fathers, since being a new dad can often feel like we are living with an alien creature.

1-0 out of 5 stars mom
not funny at all.i can't believe i paid
$14 for this book.

2-0 out of 5 stars Funny comedian, not funny author
We chose this book for our book club and it was a bad choice.I think that Jay Mohr is funny, but this book was very irrelevant.I felt that he was really pushing and pulling the reader for laughs and it just felt forced.Some of the stories in the book were cute, but it got to the point where I felt I could skip large chunks of the book and not miss anything.If you really want to read this book, borrow it from the library...not worth buying.I will not be reading his second book.

3-0 out of 5 stars not as funny as i hoped
I know comedy is subjective, so it is tough to review a "comedy" book. But this book was not what I was hoping for. I always enjoy Jay Mohr, especially when he calls into Opie & Anthony or Ron & Fez, but this book was just a little too sappy for me. True, as a father there were several stories I could relate to, but for the most part, Mohr just goes on and on about how great his kid is and how great it is to be Jackson's dad. We get it.

In my opinion, if you are looking for laughs, look elsewhere. ... Read more

2. Gasping for Airtime: Two Years In the Trenches of Saturday Night Live
by Jay Mohr
Paperback: 304 Pages (2005-07-20)
list price: US$13.95 -- used & new: US$4.88
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Asin: 1401308015
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Now in paperback, the revelatory and surprising memoir of life behind the scenes at Saturday Night Live, by former cast member Jay Mohr his insider account of the inner workings of Saturday Night Live provides the scoop on quirky guests, pitch meetings, fake pitch meetings, rehearsals, cast members, live broadcasts, and of course, getting airtime. Refreshingly honest and laugh-out-loud funny, this book will appeal to fans of Jay Mohr, devotees of Saturday Night Live, and young comics yearning for stand-up stardom. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars totally forgettable
I picked this up because I had seen Mohr on a Conan and a couple of times and thought the dude was brilliant.I didn't even know he had been on Saturday Night Live, but as soon as I learned about this book I was determined to read it since I figured that his sparkling wit would transfer to the written page.

Not the case.It's basically just Mohr recounting what it was like to work on SNL for his two and only years.He apparently had serious substance abuse problems during this time, only I think his writing about them isn't that interesting.

The book left a bad taste in my mouth because I think Mohr consistently overrated himself.He seemed peeved for pages on end because he felt he wasn't sufficiently appreciated at SNL, but objectively considered, his contributions weren't much.The best thing he did for them was, by his own admission, some other comedian's material.I'm floored that he wasn't fired on the spot for that.

The only thing I'm going to remember about it is a couple of anecdotes about Chris Farley.

4-0 out of 5 stars A whole new perspective
This book was great!The behind the scenes of SNL gave me an entire new outlook on the show.I even remember many of the skits that Jay references in the book.

A great look into a young, struggling comedian/actor trying to make it big by getting his dream shot as a featured player on Saturday Night Live... then seems to get railroaded everywhere he went.A completely different environment then what you would expect.

Chin up Jay!Your wife is HOT!


3-0 out of 5 stars Exhausting. I'm glad to be finished.

This is a fast read. I expected something a bit light hearted, mostly anecdotes about the back stage antics of the SNL cast members. Instead, this book just made me really sad. It's still a good read, but the reader should be prepared for a look at just how poorly some cast members are treated (even if they may bring it on themselves) in a cut throat business.

Jay Mohr was a SNL "Featured Player" for two years. One thinks the announcer on a show who reads off a list of cast members, and then says the term "And featuring ..." with additional names, including Jay Mohr, suggests some kind of specialty or guest star status, when in fact it's the exact opposite. It means you are NOT in regular rotation are basically a rookie on probation, an intern. It's the lowest player in the bunch.

Jay was brought in by producer Lorne Michaels, personally, and then went through two years of writing and submitting sketch after sketch with little or no mentoring or assistance from other cast members, who each have to elbow others aside to get even a minute of air time. His popular impressions of Christopher Walken saved the day on a few occasions, but being given only modest air time with a few sketches, in two years, makes for a demoralizing experience.

The initial chapters deal with Jay's early internship with the show and what is plainly obvious to the reader, but not to Jay for a year at least, that he was suffering from extreme Panic Attacks. He finally gets the medical help he needs and begins to feel just a little bit normal, which ironically, makes accepting his increasingly intolerable situation at SNL all the more difficult to bear. When you are feeling insane, the insanity surrounds you is almost normal. When you are finally feeling normal, the insanity which surrounds you becomes unbearable.

The interesting anecdotes about various quirks with guests and cast members are contained primarily in the last chapter, and by the time I got to that chapter, I was quite simply, exhausted with the stress he had been under. I wanted some of his medication. I honestly felt sympathy for this guy I once considered to be a "bit player", but felt some cheer that immediately after leaving the show, he went on to FAR greater acclaim in "Jerry Macquire" and other movies.

To be fair to SNL, why he was underutilized in SNL isn't THAT much of a mystery -- he was on the show at the same time as Phil Hartman, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Mike Meyers, Michael McKean, and other talent powerhouses. While he was moderately good on the show, he wasn't nearly as good as they were, and that left him with the title of the book -- gasping for airtime. Why Michaels brought him on board in the first place when his show already had significant talent and didn't need his sketches? No clue.

He's in a better place off that show, and I now have a different viewpoint to what I used to think was one of the greatest shows on television. I stopped watching it years ago, when it just seemed not terribly unique anymore. Now that I know what goes on behind the scenes, I'm kind of glad I'm not watching the end product. Basically, never ask how sausage is made. You won't want to eat it after you know.

4-0 out of 5 stars Need More Mohr
I really like Jay's fresh perspective. Being a life long SNL fan it gives one a great behind the scenes look at the shows zany weekly production schedule. This is the kind of book you can start at any chapter and read through. Fun light fare, an ideal summer read!! By any means, not 'Auspicious';-)

3-0 out of 5 stars Lacking Mohr's Trademark Snark
Jay Mohr, who blew up the screen during the short run of Fox's "Action" and created "Last Comic Standing," put out this memoir in the spirit of Laura Kightlinger's book "Quick Shots of False Hope" (she also worked on "SNL" and was a stand-up comedian). The tone of Mohr's book is suprisingly saccharine and way too kiss-assy for my tastes, especially since his comedy act is totally snarky and piercing. Lorne Michaels gets off way too easy here, with Mohr's kid gloves barely glancing off the creator and show runner of the late-night institution. The anecdotes about Chris Farley are genuinely touching and a bit raucous, and the panic attacks and overall anxiety Mohr experiences while in New York are very well rendered in the narrative. Overall, a halfway-decent book, but it could have been/should have been so much funnier and scathing. If you're looking for the "truth" about backstage life at "SNL" and a far superior book, check out Tom Shales book, "Live From New York," made up exclusively of interviews by the performers, guest stars, writers and executives who have come through the doors of 30 Rock over the past 30 years. It's a hilarious, depressing, eye-opening expose of the Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time-Players and the legacy of one of the longest running shows in television history. As for Mohr's book...ehh. ... Read more

3. Comics Come Home VI
by Denis Leary, Jay Mohr, Anthony Clark
Audio CD: Pages (2003-02)
list price: US$16.98 -- used & new: US$9.80
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Asin: 1929243332
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4. Biography - Mohr, Jay (1971-): An article from: Contemporary Authors Online
by Gale Reference Team
 Digital: 4 Pages (2007-01-01)
list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$9.95
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Asin: B000RYA0UO
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Word count: 1116. ... Read more

5. Picture Perfect
by Jay Mohr (Actor) Glenn Gordon Caron (Director) Jennifer Aniston (Actor)
 DVD: Pages (1997)

Asin: B003KPD6JO
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6. No Wonder My Parents Drank: Tales from a Stand-Up Dad [Hardcover]
by Jay Mohr (Author)
Unknown Binding: Pages (2010)
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Asin: B003LXH5G0
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7. Untitled Sports Book
by Jay Mohr
 Hardcover: Pages (2004-09)

Isbn: 1401300073
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8. Suicide Kings: DVD Special Edition FullScreen
by Sean Patrick Flanery, Jay Mohr, Dennis Leary, Johnny Galecki Starring Christopher Walken
 Paperback: Pages (1988)

Asin: B000QKUSA6
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9. Paulie
by Bruce Davison, and Jay Mohr as Paule Starring Cheech Marin
 Paperback: Pages (1998)

Asin: B000QLI6LI
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10. National Speleological Society Bulletin Twelve. November 1950. (First Edition. Caving, Caves, Cavers, Caver, Spelunking, Spelunker, Spelunkers, Speleology)
by Charles E.; M.B. Mittleman; Leslie Hubricht; George Gaylord Simpson; Harold B. Hitchcock; Alexander D. Therrien; Jay... Mohr
 Paperback: Pages (1950-01-01)

Asin: B003X4WIUK
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