Fat, Drunk, & Stupid: The Inside Story Behind the Making of Animal House

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Fat, Drunk, & Stupid: The Inside Story Behind the Making of Animal House

Were it not for Matty Simmons, there would never have been a National Lampoon at all, so his account of the making of a Great American Comedy gets that extra little bit of authoritativeness. And make no mistake, it is a Great American Comedy; it still holds together well, and just about everybody has a favorite quote from it. (Mine is Bluto’s anguished “Seven years of college down the drain.”) Simmons’ tenure as NatLamp editor-in-chief suggested his limitations as a wordsmith, but you’re reading this for dish, not style, and Simmons delivers.