Anchorman. Superbad. The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Judd Apatow has made many movies, but these three alone are enough to cement him as a genius. If you've ever wondered how a guy like Apatow got his start, you are in luck—but maybe not the kind of luck you're expecting.
This is much more about the Who and the What than the Where. Garry Shandling gave Apatow one of his first jobs and remained his mentor for the rest of his life, and now Apatow looks back on Shandling's career in It's Garry Shandling's Book, a clear labor of love about a comedian that meant the world to Apatow. In It's Grary Shandling's Book, Apatow has pulled out all the stops, expanding on his Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling.
What else is he working on? We don't know. But scroll down to see what he's reading.
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
This is the best self-help book I have ever read. It will change your life. It won’t change mine because I will not apply it to my life. That’s my problem.
Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving by Mo Rocca
I love hearing about interesting people who have died. Actually, most interesting people are dead, but there aren’t many good books about them. Well, there are, but this is a good selection of the dead.
The Death of Truth by Michiko Kakutani
This brilliant book is essential for this dark time. I don’t know if you have heard, but our president has lied more than ten thousand times. We all need to understand what this is doing to our country
I love books about rock n roll history. This is as good as they get.
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