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Book Title: The Book of Liz - Acting Edition|
The author of the book: Amy Sedaris
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 465 KB
Edition: Dramatists Play Service
Date of issue: September 1st 2002
ISBN 13: 9780822218272
Read full description of the books The Book of Liz - Acting Edition:Sister Elizabeth Donderstock is Squeamish, has been her whole life. She makes cheese balls (traditional and smoky) that sustain the existence of her entire religious community, Clusterhaven. However, she feels unappreciated among her Squeamish brethren, and she decides to try her luck in the outside world. Along the way, she meets a Cockney-speaking Ukrainian immigrant couple who find her a job waiting tables at Plymouth Crock, a family restaurant run almost entirely by recovering alcoholics. The alcoholics love her. The customers love her. Her Danderfrock fits right in. Things are going great for Liz, until she's offered a promotion to manager. Unfortunately, Liz has a sweating problem, and to get the job, she'll have to fix it. Meanwhile, back at Clusterhaven, Liz's compatriots just can't seem to duplicate her cheese ball recipe, and it's going to cost them their quaint, cloistered lifestyle. They are panic-stricken and desperate, and sure she sabotaged the recipe. Does Liz go through with the operation? Can the Squeamish be saved? Will the cheese balls ever taste good again?
Read information about the authorComedianne Amy Sedaris confronts vulgarity with a daring innocence to create her wickedly absurd characters. You may best remember her as America's most lovable skank, Jerri Blank, from the hyper-irreverent series Strangers With Candy. Raised in North Carolina,, Sedaris got her start at Second City in Chicago before moving to N.Y.C. to write plays with her brother, author David Sedaris, who has hilariously documented their family's history in many of his books and stories. Calling themselves "The Talent Family," they wrote, directed, and starred in numerous plays in N.Y.C., winning some Obie and Drama Desk awards. Along with fellow Second City vets Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello, she wrote and starred in the sketch show Exit 57, which ran on Comedy Central.
Sedaris has made a few small appearances on the big screen, from minor roles in major studio releases like Six Days, Seven Nights to short films like Bad Bosses Go to Hell; however, her breakthrough performance was in the TV series Strangers With Candy. A scathing satire of afterschool specials, the show only ran from April 1999 to October 2000 on Comedy Central.
Sedaris wrote it with her old cronies from Second City, and also birthed the character of Jerri Blank, the ex-junkie and former prostitute who goes back to high school at age 46. In its 30-episode run, the show gained her a devoted following and several other television appearances. Sedaris continues to work in the theater, while also running a cupcake and cheeseball business out of her West Village home, collecting taxidermied animals, fake food, googly eyes, and sometimes appearing on Sex and the City and Just Shoot Me.
She returned to film to play a bigot in Maid in Manhattan and for a part in Cheryl Dunye's independent feature My Baby's Mama. In collaboration with Dinello and Colbert, she is also co-author of the book Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not.
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