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From Judd Apatow comes an intimate portrait of his mentor, the legendary stand-up comic and star of The Larry Sanders Show, with never-before-seen journal entries and photos, as well as new contributions by fellow comedians and writers.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEW YORK

Garry Shandling was a singular trailblazer in the comedy world. His two hit shows, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and The Larry Sanders Show, broke new ground and influenced future sitcoms like 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and his stand-up laid the foundation for a whole new generation of comics. There’s no one better to tell Shandling’s story than Judd Apatow—Shandling gave Apatow one of his first jobs and remained his mentor for the rest of his life—and the book expands on Apatow’s Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling.

Here, Apatow has gathered journal entries, photographs, and essays for a close-up look at the artist who turned his gaze back onto the world of show business. Beyond his success, though, Shandling struggled with fame, the industry of art, and the childhood loss of his brother, which forever affected his personal and professional lives. His diaries show Shandling to be self-aware and insightful, revealing a deep philosophical and spiritual side. Contributions by comedians and other leading lights of the industry, as well as people who grew up with Shandling, along with never-before-seen pieces of scripts and brilliant jokes that he never performed, shed new light on every facet of his life and work. This book is the final word on the lasting impact of the great Garry Shandling.

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Judd Apatow is one of the most important comic minds of his generation. He wrote and directed the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin (co-written with Steve Carell), Knocked Up, Funny People, and This Is 40; he directed Trainwreck; and his producing credits include Superbad, Bridesmaids, and Anchorman. Apatow was also the executive producer of Freaks and Geeks and HBO’s Girls, and he created Undeclared and co-created the Emmy Award-winning television program The Ben Stiller Show. He is the author of Sick in the Head and editor of the collection I Found This Funny. Judd Apatow lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Leslie Mann, and their two daughters, Maude and Iris.

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INTRODUCTION
By Judd Apatow

When Garry died suddenly we were all lost. I am a hoarder. I try to hold on to everything. My first instinct was to hoard Garry. He had always been my mentor, my friend, and my greatest inspiration in creativity and life. He was not a perfect man, but he was always trying to reach the next level. When I was a young man he handed me a Buddhist book called Catching a Feather on a Fan, and it brought spirituality into my life for the first time. I dealt with this loss by refusing to let go of any of Garry. I am pretty sure that goes against all of the tenets of Buddhism.

Garry had a large home that he built himself and was never entirely comfortable in. The joke with his friends was how he always complained about it. He would hire people to draw up designs about how to fix it, and then would never like them enough to actually move forward. When I entered his house to help deal with his material possessions, I wondered what I would find. He never seemed like the kind of person who kept anything. I didn’t see him as sentimental. I remember one year, way before streaming, I got him every episode of Inside the Actors Studio on VHS for his birthday. As I handed it to him, I realized he would never watch it and wondered what black hole it would disappear into.

When I first went through his office it seemed like there wasn’t much to deal with, barely a personal photo. All of his awards were in a trophy case he had built next to his washer and dryer. He had a loft above an office next to his garage that had some boxes from his TV-series days.

It felt like he was living his Buddhist life, not holding on to the past, trying to live in the moment. Then I opened a closet and found a stack of boxes. I soon realized that Garry kept everything. He seemed to just chuck items into boxes, then put them in closets and never look at them again. I opened one and found a box of letters Garry had written to his college-era girlfriend. Someone told me that after she died, her parents sent them to Garry. I opened another box and found letters to his parents, his earliest joke notebooks, and reel-to-reel tapes of a young Garry performing his earliest stand-up act alone into a tape recorder.

It went on and on, box after box. His house had no family photos displayed, but there was a box of hundreds of childhood photographs perfectly preserved.

The most important find was a trunk that contained all of his journals since 1978. I quietly debated whether or not I should read them. Twenty seconds later I started reading them. I was afraid I would lose respect for him if I knew all his secrets and deepest feelings. What I discovered was that he was an even better person than I had realized. Decade after decade I just read about a man struggling to figure out how to be more open and loving. There were some details about conflicts with friends, girlfriends, and work associates, but the vast majority of his writings were reminders to himself about the man he wanted to be. In his private thoughts he would constantly remind himself to let go of his ego and to seek evolution as a person. He also had a lot of amazing jokes, many of which never saw the light of day.

In the years before his death he had considered projects that would be based on these journals. I took that as meaning that Garry knew there was wisdom in his journey, which he wanted to share with others. People who have seen our documentary, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, told me how impactful his diary entries were to them. Some even took photos of the screen.

This book is the final major Garry Shandling project. I am very honored to be a part of excavating photos, jokes, journals, script pages, interviews, and anything that I thought would help illuminate this fascinating, brilliant, and kind man. This is the ultimate hoarding of Garry. I hope you enjoy it.

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Belinda Rose
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This book should have had a statement, not for a kindle only device.
Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2019
I think this book was a waste of money. There are mostly picture pages that cannot be seen on my kindle. Also some blank pages. I am very disappointed with Amazon.
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Kelly
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Not for Kindle
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2019
Only buy actual book ... Cannot see documents on Kindle. Bummer. The entire point of book is to see hand written notes. Cannot do electronically.
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Robert Nagle, Editor of Personville Press
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kindle version -- don''t worry, it looks fine!
Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2020
If you were wondering about whether to get the Kindle version, here''s what you should know: 1. It''s a large file, so it will take a long while to download. You probably will want to archive this ebook after you finish it -- that will delete the version on the... See more
If you were wondering about whether to get the Kindle version, here''s what you should know:

1. It''s a large file, so it will take a long while to download. You probably will want to archive this ebook after you finish it -- that will delete the version on the local device, but it will still be available for download from the web.
2. If you have a tablet -- preferably a 10 inch tall version, everything renders fine.
3. On the black and white readers (i.e., Paperwhite), it will probably be slow-loading and look bad. That is because a large amount of the book consists of scans of handwritten notes and photos.

I just bought the ebook minutes ago. I flipped through all the chapters. It looks delightful and interesting. Gary Shandling is tops! Thanks to Mr. Apatow for putting this scrapbook of his life together!
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The Schoolmarm
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Tribute to Garry Shandling
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2021
I was a fan of Garry Shandling but knew nothing of his personal life. After reading this account, using his own writings along with interviews of friends, i have a much better view of who he was. It is compiled with sincere love and affection by a friend. A beautiful... See more
I was a fan of Garry Shandling but knew nothing of his personal life. After reading this account, using his own writings along with interviews of friends, i have a much better view of who he was. It is compiled with sincere love and affection by a friend. A beautiful tribute to a complex man.
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Felicia
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Great Read and Gift
Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2020
My mom was very happy with this book, she''s a big fan of Gary Shandling. The layout of the book is great too, it''s not like a textbook or chapter book.
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Gymratjo
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It’s Garry Shandling Book Review!
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2020
If you love Garry Shandling, this book is for you. A lot of photos, commentary and thoughts from Garry’s journals. Great book!
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Lisa Gaboury
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His generosity and friendships were heartwarming
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2021
I''ve enjoyed Garry Shandling''s comedy over the years. It was interesting to hear about his family situation growing up and his career as a comedy writer. I didn''t know that he wrote for that many shows. His mentee did him a great service by writing this book using Garry''s... See more
I''ve enjoyed Garry Shandling''s comedy over the years. It was interesting to hear about his family situation growing up and his career as a comedy writer. I didn''t know that he wrote for that many shows. His mentee did him a great service by writing this book using Garry''s own words. I would recommend this book.
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Janelle Davis
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Great
Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2020
Liked all the notes he had written, a lot of them made me laugh. Some were just his thoughts or whatever was on his mind. Intriguing food for thought 👍😎
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Georgiablue
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Thank You Judd Apatow
Reviewed in Canada on May 18, 2020
This peak into Garry Shandling''s heart and soul felt both intrusive and gratifying. A privilege at the very least, I have a deeper affection and appreciation for the joy he evoked despite the agony it took to create his well-deserved legacy. Always one of my favourites, may...See more
This peak into Garry Shandling''s heart and soul felt both intrusive and gratifying. A privilege at the very least, I have a deeper affection and appreciation for the joy he evoked despite the agony it took to create his well-deserved legacy. Always one of my favourites, may he rest in peace.
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Ed Ham
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Brilliantly written, at times touching, at times shocking! Loved it!
Reviewed in Canada on February 20, 2021
An insightful look into the mind and heart of Garry Shandling by one of his closest friends and coworkers. A great read! It is the book version of Judd Apatow''''s documentary "The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling", but it offers more information and more pictures. Loved it!
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D.L. Canada
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Well done
Reviewed in Canada on September 23, 2021
This is a beautifully put together book about Garry Shandling. It is a pleasure to read and to own.
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Very very good read
Reviewed in Germany on January 16, 2020
Very very good book by Judd Apatow about the Late Garry Shandling. Love it
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