Author(s): Gavin Edwards
People love Bill Murray movies, but even more, they love crazy stories about Bill Murray out in the world. Bill reads poetry to construction workers. Bill joins in strangers' kickball games. Bill steals a golf cart in Stockholm. Bill follows the Roots - a hip hop band - around. Bill pays a kid $5 to ride his bicycle into a swimming pool. The most popular Bill Murray story of all time (which he will neither confirm nor deny): on a crowded street, he puts his hands over a stranger's eyes from behind and says "Guess who?" When he lifts his hands to reveal his identity as Bill Murray, he tells the gobsmacked stranger, "No one will ever believe you." For The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing, best-selling author Gavin Edwards tracked down the best authentic Bill Murray stories. People savour these anecdotes; they consume them with a bottomless hunger; they routinely turn them into viral hits. The book not only has the greatest hits of Bill's eye-opening interactions with the world, it puts them in the context of a larger philosophy (revealed to the author in an exclusive interview): Bill Murray is secretly teaching us all how to live our lives.
'No one will ever believe you' - Bill Murray
"Advance praise for The Tao of Bill Murray As much as I love Gavin Edwards's wonderful The Tao of Bill Murray, I can't help but feel sad that Bill Murray has never covered my eyes on a street corner." Moby, author of Porcelain: A Memoir
Gavin Edwards is the New York Times-bestselling author of eight books, most recently the memoir VJ (written with the original MTV VJs) and the biography Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind. His collection of misheard song lyrics, 'Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy, along with its sequels and spinoffs, has sold half a million copies. He is a former resident of New York City and London, a current resident of Los Angeles, and the father of two children. He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, and has also written for The New York Times Magazine, GQ, and Wired