A couple of years ago, my entire Christmas list consisted of the new WWE game and George Carlin’s autobiography, ‘Last Words.’  Today, I read of the upcoming release of “Weird Al: The Book,” which will likely be my Christmas list for 2012.  Given that I already own Bill Shater’s ‘Star Trek Memories’ and Rick Flair’s ‘To Be The Man,’ I’m pretty much one Mike Nesmith biography away from a shelf featuring the life and times of all my major idols.  (Snake-Eyes, Joliet Jake Blues, Christopher Knight and Herbie The Love Bug are all apparently fictional, and thus considered ineligible for biography treatment.)

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) lost on Jeopardy, baby, oooh oooh oooh ooooh, asking:
What famous person’s autobiography would you most want to read?

The Author

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. September 12, 2012 at 11:43 am — Reply

    Dan Akroyd, Matt Stone & Trey Parker.

  2. SmarkingOut Adam
    September 12, 2012 at 11:50 am — Reply

    Paul Heyman

  3. zebgotbetter
    September 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm — Reply

    Frank Welker, Billy West, John Romita, Jr., Andrew Vachss, and Al Sleet. (once i started thinking about this one, i found it difficult to stop, both the search for compelling people and the refinement of the criteria one uses to select.)

    • September 12, 2012 at 7:14 pm — Reply

      As soon as you mentioned it, I totally forgot about every voice actor. I’m ashamed.

  4. September 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm — Reply

    Seconding Frank Welker, the Mel Blanc of TV animation.

  5. September 12, 2012 at 1:12 pm — Reply

    I don’t know if there is an autobiography of someone still alive that I am dying to read, but my favorite bio is Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman, the biography of Richard Feynman. The follow up tome is also really great.

  6. Frank
    September 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm — Reply

    You could say that Frank Welker is the Mel Blanc of ‘our generation’.

  7. Michael
    September 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm — Reply

    From Pro Wrestling, Keiji Muto/The Great Muta and Jushin Liger.

    Comics: George Perez.

  8. September 12, 2012 at 10:18 pm — Reply

    Hmm, tough call. Weird Al is up there on the list, so I’m definitely glad that there is indeed one coming out.

    Tough to choose as there are so many people in different areas of entertainment that I find interesting.

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