In Patton Oswalt’s own words, SILVER SCREEN FIEND is “the dorkiest addiction memoir ever.” It tells the story of his early days in the comedy scene of Los Angeles. After moving to LA, he started hanging out constantly at the New Beverly Cinema, absorbing classics, cult hits, and new releases. The movies he views inform his notions of acting, writing, comedy, and relationships, and the colorful cast of characters he meets at the New Beverly fill in the rest.

Like Steve Martin’s Born Standing Up, SILVER SCREEN FIEND illuminates the larger history of the American comedian, offering historical context for today’s current comedic scene -- and at its core, is a memoir about learning and developing a craft. Readers everywhere will take pleasure in his vivid story and kinetic prose. Already a beloved fixture on the comedy stage, on television, and in film -- not to mention his 1.8+ million Twitter followers -- Patton Oswalt announces, with his second book, that he’s also here to stay, on the page.


“Patton Oswalt is one of the most brilliant comedy minds of a generation. This book confirms it.” -- Ricky Gervais




Patton Oswalt is the author of the New York Times bestseller Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. He has released five TV specials and five critically acclaimed comedy albums, including two Grammy-nominated releases, My Weakness Is Strong and Finest Hour. Oswalt has also appeared on many television shows and in more than twenty films, including Young Adult, Big Fan, and Ratatouille. Oswalt was the host of the 29th Independent Spirit Awards and the 18th Annual Webby Awards. He lives in Los Angeles.






Tuesday, January 27 at 7:30 PM

The Booksmith at the Roxie Theater (3117 16th St, between Valencia and Guerrero, San Francisco)

Tickets include a signed copy of Silver Screen Fiend, $35 - $42, available only at Brown Paper Tickets online or at 800-838-3006






ISBN: 9781451673210
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - January 6th, 2015