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Laughing on the Outside

The Life of John Candy

Martin Knelman

St. Martin's Press

Funny and gentle, John Candy was loved by millions of movie fans for playing ture-to-life characters. Whether as the irrepressible bon vivant in Splash, the misunderstood slob in Uncle Buck, or the generous lonely salesman in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, John Candy struck a perfect balance between self-deprecating humor and irresistible, emotional warmth. But behind the scenes, beneath the booming laughter, award-winning journalist Martin Knelman paints a compassionate portrait of john Candy--a man blessed by comic genius and goodness of heart who was ultimately an sadly undermined by self-doubt and misguided ambition.

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Praise for Laughing on the Outside

"Candy's is ultimately a sad story, one that Knelman has made sympathetic and memorable, too." - Booklist
"Candy's is ultimately a sad story, one that Knelman has made sympathetic and memorable, too." - Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Martin Knelman

  • Martin Knelman is an award-winning cultural journalist. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
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Laughing on the Outside

The Life of John Candy

Martin Knelman

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St. Martin's Press

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