Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons
I have made a lot of what appear to be bad decisions...
It’s what I was raised to do. Most parents would hide or destroy any evidence so clearly demonstrating their child’s failures, but my family has preserved each mistake in its original envelope like a trophy in a case, lest I ever forget where I came from.
Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons is my life, told through a cavalcade of disciplinary letters, incident reports, and newspaper clippings that my parents received from teachers and school officials. I pick up where my parents left off with my own collection of letters received during college and throughout my career as a writer, producer, and stand-up comic.
Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons comes full circle to show that the Fitzsimmons torch has been passed on proudly to a new generation.
Book Jacket Blurbs
"Greg Fitzsimmons thinks he’s one of the greatest comedic minds of our generation; and in this case he’s right!" - Adam Carolla
I’ve often wondered what it was that made Greg Fitzsimmons so funny. And so filled with non-specific rage. Now I know, and you can, too.
- Andy Richter
Jewish guilt is well known because Jews are loud and free to express themselves. Catholic guilt, however, is fucking bottomless. Irish to the core, despite himself, this bottomlessness oozes from Greg Fitzsimmons every pore and it’s raw, honest and hilarious. This portrait of one comic’s life is funny, hard and true.
- Sarah Silverman
Greg Fitzsimmons was the first comic to ever give me unwanted advice. I thought he was a jerk. I was wrong. Not only is he a great guy he is also one of the best storytellers I have ever heard. I look forward to someone reading this book to me.
- Zach Galifianakis
Greg's talent truly stands out as unique and sharp… Far beyond that of many of his peers. This book is not only a glimpse into the life of a talented artist, it is also a study of the human psyche. Readers may let out a sigh of relief as they discover that they are not alone. Crazy can work! This is one of the few books that could be found in either the comedy, biography or self-help section at your local bookstore.
- Dave Navarro
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