I've heard Robin Williams has the film rights to Callahan's autobiography, is that true?
Yes it is, and here is an excerpt from Callahan's autobiography Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot: The Autobiography of a Dangerous Man
On the last day I walked, I woke up without a hangover. I was still loaded from the previous night.
It was 11:00 A.M., a hot July 22, 1972. I had no idea where I'd been the night before. Past experience told me I had an hour or so of grace before withdrawal symptoms set in. So I was a man of leisure. First thing: light a cigarette. Everybody in the house was gone. I'd slept right through the taped mariachi music Jesus Alvarado turned on at 5:30 every morning to pump himself up for another day of house-painting. Music from a Taco Bell in hell.
Alone, I could pad down the hall to the bathroom in the nude. I took a piss, making the sign of a cross in the toilet with the stream of urine, a compulsion I hated but couldn't shake. Then I flushed and hopped in the shower.
Even there I had to smoke, holding the butt above the curtain with my left hand while I scrubbed the left side of my body with my right, then switching it over to my right hand so that I could us my left to scrub my right side. It takes imagination to support a three-pack-a-day habit.
"I loved this book. It's a compulsively readable chronicle of the resilience of the human spirit, unblemished by even a smidgen of mawkishness. This book has enough trenchancy and wisdom in it to sink a ship full of self-help books. Most important of all, it's the funniest damn thing I've read in a long, long time."
Jonathan Kellerman, The Butcher's Theater
What all has Callahan published?
John Callahan is the author of six cartoon collections Freaks of Nature, The Night, They Say, Was Made for Love plus My Sexual Scrapbook, Do Not Disturb Any Further, Digesting the Child Within, Do What He Says! He's Crazy!, What Kind of God Would Allow a Thing Like This to Happen? - an autobiography, Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot: The Autobiography of a Dangerous Man and a children's book The King of Things and the Cranberry Clown. His cartoons appear in the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Daily News, The London Observer, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Harper's, the Utne Reader, and 50 other publications.
Amazingly, all these books, and more, are for sale in the Callahan Online General Store.
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