Lost in the Funhouse

One of the hightlights of last week’s "reading" in the car was the biography of Andy Kaufman, Lost in the Funhouse. I had never really been fully aware of Kaufman during the time he was making waves in comedic circles, but was nonetheless quite intrigued by this account of his rise to fame, his eccentric habits and relationships, and his early, tragic death (which some people still believe was faked). He was such a compulsive showman that many of his professional associates never got to know Andy as Andy, but only as one of the characters he played. Told with warmth and obvious affection, this one’s definitely worth a read. (And I’ve got Man in the Moon coming in the mail too, so expect more on Kaufman soon.)