Comedian Patton Oswalt has released a new book, a memoir of sorts as well as an ode to classic cinema. In “Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film,” Oswalt recounts the time he spent watching film after film at the New Beverly Cinema.
Between 1995 and 1999, Oswalt had a heavy addiction to movies, often going to the cinema up to three nights a week, playing a major influence on his life.
“Silver screen celluloid became Patton’s life schoolbook, informing his notions of acting, writing, comedy, and relationships. Set in the nascent days of the alternative comedy scene, Oswalt’s memoir chronicles his journey from fledgling stand-up comedian to self-assured sitcom actor, with the colorful New Beverly collective supporting him all along the way.”
Oswalt’s “Silver Screen Fiend” is set to be released on January 6, 2015. The book is available for pre-order now, here.