by Chris Nashawaty 

“More fun to read than the movie was to watch… a scene-stealing book.”
― The Washington Post

An Entertainment Weekly “Must List” selection

Caddyshack is one of the most beloved comedies of all time, a classic snobs vs. slobs story of working class kids and the white collar buffoons that make them haul their golf bags in the hot summer sun. It has sex, drugs and one very memorable candy bar, but the movie we all know and love didn’t start out that way, and everyone who made it certainly didn’t have the word “classic” in mind as the cameras were rolling.

In Caddyshack:The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story film critic for Entertainment Weekly Chris Nashawaty goes behind the scenes of the iconic film, chronicling the rise of comedy’s greatest deranged minds as they form The National Lampoon, turn the entertainment industry on its head, and ultimately blow up both a golf course and popular culture as we know it. Caddyshack is at once an eye-opening narrative about one of the most interesting, surreal, and dramatic film productions there’s ever been, and a rich portrait of the biggest, and most revolutionary names in Hollywood. So, it’s got that going for it…which is nice.

Interview with the Author

New Books Network
Chris Nashawaty, “Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story”
7/18/18        555 min

Inside the Writers Studio
Chris Nashawaty (6/29/18) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #15
6/29/18        43 min

The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon
Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story Author Chris Nashawaty
5/11/18       38 min

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