All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business by Mel Brooks

In need of a humorous feel-good book? I highly recommend “All About Me” by Mel Brooks! I also recommend that you listen & read it-as Mel narrates it and the book provides photos. I listened to this while I was walking and found myself laughing out loud. I am sure all that walked past me wondered what I was listening to-ha! 

Mel Brooks is more than meets the eye by the way. Did you know that Mel, 95 years old, was taught military engineering skills at the Virginia Military Institute and served as a corporal in the 1104th Engineer combat Battalion, 78th Infantry Division defusing land mines as the Allies advanced into Nazi Germany? That his real name is Melvin Kaminsky? Did you know thanks to Brooks’ production company “The Elephant Man”, “The Fly”, “84 Charing Cross Road’-just to name a few dramatic movies got made? Mel was smart enough to realize he was too known for comedy to let his association with these great films be known (until later).   

To enjoy learning more about this creative genius-who was more than the funny guy married to Anne Bancroft (The Graduate), check out a copy of “All About Me” today! It comes in Large Print, too!

Sue Nakanishi
Adult Services Librarian

All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business by Mel Brooks
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