You may have heard I have a new book coming out later this month. It’s called The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing. The turquoise vision above you is the cover for the UK edition, which will be released two days after the US edition. It will be available at Waterstones and other fine British booksellers, or you can order it from Amazon UK. If you’re in the United States, you can buy the book (with its American cover) from Random House, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Powell’s, or your local bookstore. Perhaps you’d like to read some of the advance notices for the book before you make a decision? Let me help you out.
The LA Weekly ran a “reported review” (meaning that the reviewer got on the phone with me and included a few quotes) that concluded “invite yourself to the party, put on some music, drop some coin and buy the book.”
In a starred review, Publishers Weekly particularly liked the final third of the book, a guided tour of Bill Murray’s films, and declared “Murray’s fans are sure to savor this book and walk away with a deeper appreciation of the actor and his work.”
The good people of Kirkus Reviews said that The Tao of Bill Murray was a “fun and revealing look behind the charm and mythos of Bill Murray that will only strengthen his legend.”
And Library Journal (no link, sorry) wrote “Bill Murray the actor takes a backseat to Murray the trickster figure in this collection of notable, implausible, even inexplicable offscreen appearances. . . . A hilarious read—occasionally heartwarming, sometimes head-scratching. . . . Sure to please Murray fans.”
Would they lie to you?