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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Belushi  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1949 in Chicago, Illinois

-- John Belushi on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Belushi is an Emmy Award-winning television and film comedian and writer. He is best rememebered for his offbeat, outrageous wit. He was one of the orignial cast members of Saturday Night Live (1975-1979), appearing in skits featuring the Samurai warrior, the Blues Brothers and the bees. His films include Animal House (1978) and The Blues Brothers (1980). He died of a heroin overdoes in 1982.

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Titles At Your Library

Real Men: According to Jim
ISBN: 1401308961

Hyperion. 2007

In real life as well as on his long-running hit sitcom According to Jim, Jim Belushi is known as a guy's guy: He's often irascible, generally bombastic, and married to a babe who loves him because underneath it all he's got a heart of gold. But it wasn't always so -- Belushi hit bottom, hard, before climbing back to where he is now. In his book of manly instruction, now in paperback, Belushi offers sage advice from the school of hard knocks, including:

--How to Be a Man: featuring Subjects All Men Must Be Versed In (meat, war, sports, television, and "knowing a guy who . . .")
--Dating: including How to Get a Phone Number, and Pretending to Be a Lot More Interesting Than You Really Are
--The Book of Love: unbeatable advice for long-term success, like Say No to Every Fourth Question, and Once in a While, Be Vulnerable.

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