The Big Bad Book of Bill MurrayPenguin Random House
Part biography, part critical appreciation, part love letter, and all fun, this enormous full-color volume, packed with color film stills and behind-the-scenes photography, chronicles every Murray performance in loving detail, recounting all the milestones, legendary “Murray stories,” and controversies in the life of this enigmatic performer.
He’s played a deranged groundskeeper, a bellowing lounge singer, a paranormal exterminator, and a grouchy weatherman. He is William James “Bill” Murray, America’s greatest national treasure. From his childhood lugging golf bags at a country club to his first taste of success on Saturday Night Live, from his starring roles in Hollywood blockbusters to his reinvention as a hipster icon for the twenty-first century, The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray chronicles every aspect of his extraordinary life and career.
He’s the sort of actor who can do Hamlet and Charlie’s Angels in the same year. He shuns managers and agents, and he once agreed to voice the lead in Garfield because he mistakenly believed it was a Coen Brothers film. He’s famous for crashing house parties all over New York City—and if he keeps photobombing random strangers, he might just break the Internet.
“The 271-page tome is an alphabetical guide to everything you ever wanted to know about the eccentric actor, and it’s a pretty absorbing read even if you are ambivalent about Murray and his quirks.”—Washington Post
“For the guy who likes to think he’s the president of the Bill Murray fan club, this will be his most prized possession.”—Real Simple
“This resoundingly successful work offers a unique approach to an unapproachable figure.”—Library Journal, starred review
“It’s perfect for the Murrayphile on your list and, let’s be honest, you have at least one of those.”—YAHOO! Movies
“Of all the coffee table books in all the world, this will be read the most.”—Brit + Co