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The New York Times Best Seller.

The man. The movies. The life. The legend. He’s played a deranged groundskeeper, a bellowing lounge singer, a paranormal exterminator, and a grouchy weatherman. He is William James “Bill” Murray, America’s greatest national treasure. From his childhood lugging golf bags at a country club to his first taste of success on Saturday Night Live, from his starring roles in Hollywood blockbusters to his reinvention as a hipster icon for the twenty-first century, The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray chronicles every aspect of his extraordinary life and career.

He’s the sort of actor who can do Hamlet and Charlie’s Angels in the same year. He shuns managers and agents, and he once agreed to voice the lead in Garfield because he mistakenly believed it was a Coen Brothers film. He’s famous for crashing house parties all over New York City—and if he keeps photobombing random strangers, he might just break the Internet.

Part biography, part critical appreciation, part love letter, and all fun, this enormous full-color volume, packed with color film stills and behind-the-scenes photography, chronicles every Murray performance in loving detail, recounting all the milestones, legendary “Murray stories,” and controversies in the life of this enigmatic performer.

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“The 271-page tome is an alphabetical guide to everything you ever wanted to know about the eccentric actor, and it''s a pretty absorbing read even if you are ambivalent about Murray and his quirks.”— Washington Post
 
“Schnakenberg, a huge fan, does a great job of collecting some great snarky quotes and wacky trivia facts about one of America’s most beloved comedic actors.” —The New York Post
 
“Bill Murray is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma—but the key is [ The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray]”—Flavorwire
 
“The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: A Critical Appreciation of The World''s Finest Actor promises to be so enthralling, so rich with anecdotes and life-changing koans of wisdom, that literature as we know it may be separated into two distinct segments in the future: ‘Before BBBoBM’ and ‘After BBBoBM.’”—Thrillist
 
“For the guy who likes to think he’s the president of the Bill Murray fan club, this will be his most prized possession.” —Real Simple

“This resoundingly successful work offers a unique approach to an unapproachable figure.”— Library Journal, starred review
 
“...glorious...”—mental_floss
 
“It’s perfect for the Murrayphile on your list and, let’s be honest, you have at least one of those.”—YAHOO! Movies

“Of all the coffee table books in all the world, this will be read the most.”—Brit + Co
 
“...sprawling, unconventional, hilarious, and wonderful.”—Geeks of Doom
 
The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray is unquestionably as definitive as it gets. Read it to your friends at a party or read it by yourself in the bathroom. No matter how you approach Schnakenberg’s work, you will be both edified and regaled.”—Pop Matters
 
“...as multi-faceted as Bill Murray.”— The Freelance-Star
 
“Bill Murray is an American Treasure. With  The Big Bad Book Of Bill Murray fans of all ages are treated to an encyclopedic examination of the actor, his roles, his co-stars and his odd antics.”— Alive

“If you’re a fan of the man… you’ve got to grab yourself a copy of  The Big Bad Book of Billy Murray. Now.”—GeekDad
 
"For Murray fans, this appears to be the ultimate resource on the eccentric comic/actor.”— Bucks County Courier Times
 
“A comprehensive compendium on the life and career of the enigmatic and contradictory Bill Murray.”—Shelf Awareness 
 
“The perfect gift for the Murray-phile...”—Monsters and Critics
 
“Fans of actor and comedian Bill Murray can revel in  The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnakenberg.”— Erie Times-News

About the Author

Robert Schnakenberg has written more than a dozen books about American history and pop culture. His three favorite Bill Murray movies are Rushmore, Lost in Translation, and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, but his favorite Bill Murray character is the host of Saturday Night Live’s ¿Quién Es Más Macho? For the record, he believes Ricardo Montalbán es más macho. He lives in New York City.

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Tom Reagan
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Nice book but should have stuck with facts and not reviews
Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2016
I love the design of this book and the encyclopedic format makes it a nice reference book. The color photos are great, as are the many side "Tales from Murrayland" stories and other sidebars. My biggest complaint is that the author chose to write his own... See more
I love the design of this book and the encyclopedic format makes it a nice reference book. The color photos are great, as are the many side "Tales from Murrayland" stories and other sidebars.

My biggest complaint is that the author chose to write his own reviews of Murray''s movies instead of just list facts, trivia or quote Bill Murray and other cast/crew members about the making of the movies. This became quite clear when the author gives "Scrooged" his lowest rating and labels it as "easily the worst film of his career," which is ludicrous, seeing as one of the author''s three favorite Murray movies is the Garfield sequel!
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McLanius
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Very interesting and funny!
Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2015
This is NOT an authorized biography of Bill Murray. However, Robert Schnakenberg did his research, and did it very well. These are stories about, involving, or of Bill Murray and the highlights of his life. Some of the stories are directly from BFM himself, while others... See more
This is NOT an authorized biography of Bill Murray. However, Robert Schnakenberg did his research, and did it very well. These are stories about, involving, or of Bill Murray and the highlights of his life. Some of the stories are directly from BFM himself, while others are pulled from interviews of other co-stars/directors/family members etc. etc. There are also detailed reviews of his most famous movies, the roles he played in them, and the importance/must-see "rating" of each film he starred in. Schnakenberg also describes/debunks some of the lore surrounding the worlds best gate crasher (his infamous 1-800 number, movies he missed out on or passed up, fights with co-stars). If youre even a casual Murray fan this book should be in your shelves.
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LinH
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I knew that I would enjoy any book about him
Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2016
Bill Murray is an icon of film. I knew that I would enjoy any book about him. Despite his insanely funny comedy, there is also a dark side to him, and I feel that the cover reflects that duality. The book is not a memoir or even a biography. It covers much of his life... See more
Bill Murray is an icon of film. I knew that I would enjoy any book about him. Despite his insanely funny comedy, there is also a dark side to him, and I feel that the cover reflects that duality. The book is not a memoir or even a biography. It covers much of his life without really making it his life story.

If you love Bill Murray, you will enjoy this book immensely, but you won''t feel like you learned a lot about what makes him tick. That is a different type of book altogether. Still very enjoyable.
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Better than described! Quick shipping! PERFECT! I am very happy, will shop again!
Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2021
I am thrilled, great price, quick shipping, well packaged and in better condition than expected! Best book buying experience! Thank you!
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I have only looked at like seven pages of this thing
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2017
I have to admit, I have only looked at like seven pages of this thing, but it''s a great coffee table book and Bill Murray is pretty awesome. Even when he''s a jerk. Especially when he''s a jerk.
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D. Tully
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Disappointed.
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2015
It''s my own fault that I didn''t check out a sample before buying. I expected a nice biography of the great actor, but instead have a book-length glossary. The glossary is alphabetical, and so in a meaningless order, and contains repetitive and often irrelevant information.... See more
It''s my own fault that I didn''t check out a sample before buying. I expected a nice biography of the great actor, but instead have a book-length glossary. The glossary is alphabetical, and so in a meaningless order, and contains repetitive and often irrelevant information. I found it unsatisfactory.
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JackRealtor
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Bill F-Ing Murray, come to my home and autograph my damn book already!
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2016
A Christmas present to me from the lovely and thoughtful Wife. She knows I like our Illinois "neighbor" and these stories, while many I know/knew, are so entertaining. Murray is a truly one of a kind.
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Bill Murray , nuff said
Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2019
It''s Bill Murray, the greatest talent mankind has ever witnessed
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andrew manning
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Great book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2018
Great in depth but easy to read and graphically interesting book, bought for a fellow Murray enthusiast and he loved it too!
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A Bill Murray Fan''s Delight
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 1, 2017
A great read filled with wonderful pictures of the comedy genius throughout his career. It deals with all his movies as well as the roles he turned down (He would''ve made a brilliant Buzz Lightyear). Recommended.
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So much fun
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 14, 2017
Love reading the stories about Murray. Nice book to have on the side and pick up every now and then. Brings a smile to my face.
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Bought as gift. Nice quality.
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The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: online A Critical Appreciation 2021 of the World's Finest Actor outlet sale

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: online A Critical Appreciation 2021 of the World's Finest Actor outlet sale

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: online A Critical Appreciation 2021 of the World's Finest Actor outlet sale

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: online A Critical Appreciation 2021 of the World's Finest Actor outlet sale

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The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: online A Critical Appreciation 2021 of the World's Finest Actor outlet sale

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The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: online A Critical Appreciation 2021 of the World's Finest Actor outlet sale

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