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Reader List: Live From New York It’s Saturday Night

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Live From New York…It’s Saturday Night!
submitted BookMan by November 2008

Tina Fey’s hilarious Sarah Palin impersonation recently had me remembering past glory days of SNL. Here’s a list of books about the history of Saturday Night Live and some of the many comic actors who’ve been a part of it over the years.

Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live
by Tom Shales

Saturday Night Live: The First Twenty Years
by Michael Cader

Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live
by Doug Hill

Gasping for Airtime: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live
by Jay Mohr

I’m Chevy Chase…and You’re Not!
by Rena Fruchter

Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi
by Bob Woodward

It’s Always Something
by Gilda Radner

Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life
by Steve Martin

The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts
by Tom Farley

Why Not Me?
by Al Franken

God Said “Ha!”
by Julia Sweeney

700 Sundays
by Billy Crystal

Lost in the Funhouse: The Life and Mind of Andy Kaufman
by Bill Zehme