"Book Synopsis True Story is Maher's debut novel about the wild and crazy life of the stand-up comedian -- a bawdy, rowdy tell-all report from the front line. Review Quotes ""Anyone considering a career in stand-up comedy should read this book, then consider something else, because all this great stuff is over."" -- Jerry Seinfeld ""Crisp, funny, bitter and wise....Bill Maher really knows stand-up comedy."" -- Steve Allen ""One of the funniest novels since John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces."" -- Library Journal ""This is the novel I would have written about stand-up comedy if I was a sick egghead like Bill Maher."" -- Roseanne About the Author Bill Maher, the host and creator of Politically Incorrect , is a state-of-the-art stand-up comedian. He lives in Los Angeles, California."