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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James Belushi  

Pen Name: Jim Belushi

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: June 15, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Belushi was born in Chicago and raised in Wheaton, Illinois. He graduated from Wheaton Central High School, attended the College of DuPage and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Speech and Theater Arts.

Biographical and Professional Information

Belushi is an American actor, comedian and musician. He is the younger brother of comedian John Belushi. He had a leading role in the sitcom ''According to Jim''.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Real Men
ISBN: 1401308961. OCLC Number:

Hyperion. .

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.