Chris Elliot's fictional account of his dysfunctional upbringing is a riot. While it was true that Mr. Elliot is the son of famous comedy personality Bob Elliot of the comedy pair Bob and Ray, the rest of the book is a nonstop farce. From his tormented upbringing as the "Bob Jr." of the family wearing sailor suits and Gold Toe socks to his considerable time in rehab, Chris Elliot vents his spleen at the tyrannical and heavy-handed famous father in his life.
The story is funny and gets more ridiculous as it goes along. Chris' father Bob Elliot is given ample opportunity for rebuttal in alternating chapters, but chooses to ramble aimlessly about an obscure fishing tournament in Maine and the mundane goings on of his everyday life. The Elliot's both carry their joke throughout the book. Daddy's Boy is a silly biography for fans of either comedian, although it is more in the vein of the younger Elliot's notable humor.
This report prepared by David Fletcher