Ghostbuster's Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis

Ghostbuster's Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis

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.

Title:Ghostbuster's Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780735217874
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    Ghostbuster's Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis Reviews

  • Sean Gibson

    Reviewed for Kirkus: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-re...More like 3.5 stars.Full disclosure: Harold Ramis is, in my humble opinion, a comedy god, Ghostbusters is the greatest movie ever made, and...

  • Kevin

    Violet Ramis Stiel's affectionate memoir of her father, writer-director-producer-actor Harold Ramis (GROUNDHOG DAY, ANIMAL HOUSE, CADDYSHACK, GHOSTBUSTERS), offers an overview of both his successful c...

  • J.A. McNeil

    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...

  • Elizabeth Stolar

    A low 4/high 3 stars. As a Washington University alumni, Harold Ramis is our most famous alum. So when people would claim that presidents or huge movie stars went to their alma maters, we would counte...

  • Dez Schwartz

    This book verified everything that I love about Harold Ramis and introduced me to a lot of things that I never expected. Violet's story is more than just an homage to the celebrity we all grew up admi...

  • Kathy (Bermudaonion)

    3.75 stars...

  • Adam Sockel

    Coming from a large, unique family full of laughter, sadness, joy and jewish heritage, this memoir quite simply hit me right in the feels. At times it may seem like Violet takes advantage of having he...

  • Patricia

    Honest, heartwarming and humorous. I wouldn't want to have know Violet in high school, but I'd love to meet her now!...

  • Diana Brown

    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 tribute2. For you ...

  • Daniel

    Occasionally interesting look at Harold Ramis but I think you have to be a super fan to truly appreciate this book. (Admittedly, I loved his work in the 80s but kind of let go post-Groundhog’s Day.)...