From the daughter of Ghostbusters star Harold Ramis comes a hilarious and heartwarming account of his life, work, and legacy.Most of us know Harold Ramis as the filmmaker and actor who brought warmth and humor to the big screen in classics like Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, National Lampoon's Vacation, Groundhog Day, and National Lampoon's Animal House. To Violet Ramis, he was best known as an amazing father, confidant, and friend. In Ghostbuster's Daughter, Violet reflects on the life and legacy of her father, providing readers with an extraordinarily candid and insightful look into the man who helped shape modern American comedy.Funny, endearing, and vulnerable, Ghostbuster's Daughter takes readers into the personal life of an American comedy icon, from his humble roots in Chicago and his ascension into Hollywood superstardom to his personal philosophies on life, love, and filmmaking. While the book serves as a comprehensive biography of her father's filmmaking career, Ghostbuster's Daughter is also an homage to their special father/daughter relationship. Violet weaves anecdotes about her father's unique and devoted parenting style among stories of her own unconventional upbringing, ultimately allowing readers to see a more vivid portrait of the man behind the camera. An incredibly personal biography as well as a charming family story for the ages, Ghostbuster's Daughter is an intimate look at one of America's preeminent comedy filmmakers....
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Ghostbuster's Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis Reviews
Violet Stiel loves her Daddy. She knows many of us love him too. And now that he has died, she'd like two things:
1. To keep him as alive as she can through memories and affectionate tribute
2. For you to know the man she knew, and love him as she did.
This book is not a biography of Ramis or his daughter. Rather, it's a memoir - a glimpse into each of their lives, following the thread of where those two lives intersected. It is the story of Violet's rare relationship with an uncommon man, and how ...more
This was a fun read! I dived in not really knowing what to expect, and to be honest - Seth Rogen tweeted about writing the intro and I thought I would give this a try. It's a book about being the daughter of a man who changed comedy, who created a blockbuster movie that has a cult following, and who hung around giants of comedy. Even bigger than that, it's a book about a beautiful and unique relationship between a father and a daughter.
Couldn’t put it down and read the entire book in one day. Here was my adolescence through adulthood juxtaposed with one of my favorite actors and screenwriters life story. The brave memoir of Harold Ramis’ daughter is honest, eye-opening, and beautifully told with candid photos and countless interesting anecdotes. Ramis is someone I would love to have as a girlfriend, next door neighbor or fellow colleague. Who would have had such a rare glimpse into a Hollywood success story? Not only did she l ...more
That it's a memoir about the love between a daughter and a father is the main point here. There doesn't seem to be much acknowledgment though from the author on the relationship between the way she was parented and the destructive behaviors she engaged in during her younger years. What was positive in her life however gave her strength to surpass that.
More importantly for me, Ramis Stiel seems unaware of her ignorance and dishonesty re: what upsets her about what she overhears at Yeshiva Univer ...more