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 From the daughter of Ghostbusters star Harold Ramis comes a hilarious and heartwarming account of his life, work, and...

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Title:Ghostbuster's Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis
Author:Violet Ramis Stiel
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:0735217874
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

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

  • Kate
    Jul 13, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

    This is a book I never would have heard of not to mentioned read if I hadn't seen it in the new display at my local library. I'm not even sure what compelled me to read it. I've enjoyed some Harold Ramis movies but there are more than I would have guessed I never watched. I also don't ...

    This was a great book Makes me miss Harold. This was written by his daughter Violet. Her life with her dad was great , somewhat, divorce happens to her mom, he remarries. Its a great story and sad att he end to hear the last days of Harold's life. You will always be missed Harold. Seve...

    Daddy's Girl inventory of underrated comic auteur Harold Ramis, the multi-talent quietly responsible for some of the most iconic film comedies of the late 20th century ('Animal House,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation', 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day,' etc.) Even when you cut through the f...

    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 foll...

    Interesting, entertaining read. There's as much insight about Harold's daughter. Fascinating to read about privilege and bad behavior (getting mad at Dad when she gets pregnant, living in the apartment he bought he in NYC, fairly unemployed and he isn't immediately willing to support h...

    Harold Ramis touched so many lives and changed comedy forever. Reading this book was surreal at times because even though it's been about four years since he passed, everything feels different, and yet the same. I laughed, I cried and my stomach dropped at parts. Harold Ramis will live...

    I loved this book. And Harold Ramis really came off as a good, good guy. It is a warts and all memoir but this guy doesn't have many warts. And he seems to be really grounded about the warts he has. That being said and the author would probably be horrified that I came away with thi...

    I loved Ghostbusters. I think Harold Ramos was a gifted writer of comedy. But this book is about his daughter and she was a handful. Their family life was always untidy but he certainly gave her a lot of leeway and was loving not only to her but all her men connections. She let the boo...

    I absolutely loved this book. Egon was my favorite Ghostbuster. It was great to read about some of his work outside of acting. I read this on the heels of Caddyshack. It was also great to see the relationships of his co-workers through his daughter. They truly had an inspirational bond...

    "Ghostbusters" is one of my most favorite movies of all time, so I was curious about Harold Ramis. I hadn't realized how many movies he directed, and his personal life was "complicated," but his love for his daughter stayed constant through all of it. RIP Dr. Spengler. ...

    As a fan of Harold Ramis?s movies, it was a great read. I found Violet to be a very interesting and honest first person story teller. I loved learning about a comedy icon through the lens of a daughter. ...

    As someone who loved her parents fiercely and lost them both, I can relate to this book on many levels. As a fan of the man, this book was an inside look into some of the movies that I grew up on. So worth the read. ...

  • Andrew
    Jun 11, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

    This is a book I never would have heard of not to mentioned read if I hadn't seen it in the new display at my local library. I'm not even sure what compelled me to read it. I've enjoyed some Harold Ramis movies but there are more than I would have guessed I never watched. I also don't ...

    This was a great book Makes me miss Harold. This was written by his daughter Violet. Her life with her dad was great , somewhat, divorce happens to her mom, he remarries. Its a great story and sad att he end to hear the last days of Harold's life. You will always be missed Harold. Seve...

    Daddy's Girl inventory of underrated comic auteur Harold Ramis, the multi-talent quietly responsible for some of the most iconic film comedies of the late 20th century ('Animal House,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation', 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day,' etc.) Even when you cut through the f...

    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 foll...

    Interesting, entertaining read. There's as much insight about Harold's daughter. Fascinating to read about privilege and bad behavior (getting mad at Dad when she gets pregnant, living in the apartment he bought he in NYC, fairly unemployed and he isn't immediately willing to support h...

    Harold Ramis touched so many lives and changed comedy forever. Reading this book was surreal at times because even though it's been about four years since he passed, everything feels different, and yet the same. I laughed, I cried and my stomach dropped at parts. Harold Ramis will live...

    I loved this book. And Harold Ramis really came off as a good, good guy. It is a warts and all memoir but this guy doesn't have many warts. And he seems to be really grounded about the warts he has. That being said and the author would probably be horrified that I came away with thi...

    I loved Ghostbusters. I think Harold Ramos was a gifted writer of comedy. But this book is about his daughter and she was a handful. Their family life was always untidy but he certainly gave her a lot of leeway and was loving not only to her but all her men connections. She let the boo...

    I absolutely loved this book. Egon was my favorite Ghostbuster. It was great to read about some of his work outside of acting. I read this on the heels of Caddyshack. It was also great to see the relationships of his co-workers through his daughter. They truly had an inspirational bond...

    "Ghostbusters" is one of my most favorite movies of all time, so I was curious about Harold Ramis. I hadn't realized how many movies he directed, and his personal life was "complicated," but his love for his daughter stayed constant through all of it. RIP Dr. Spengler. ...

    As a fan of Harold Ramis?s movies, it was a great read. I found Violet to be a very interesting and honest first person story teller. I loved learning about a comedy icon through the lens of a daughter. ...

    As someone who loved her parents fiercely and lost them both, I can relate to this book on many levels. As a fan of the man, this book was an inside look into some of the movies that I grew up on. So worth the read. ...

    Absolutely beautiful memoir about life with the multi-talented Harold Ramis, written by his daughter, Violet. I love his movies and was pleased to read that he was a pretty cool guy. ...

    RIP ...

    This book thoroughly explores Violet Ramis Stiel's relationship with her father, legendary comedy actor, writer and director Harold Ramis. The focus remains squarely on that relationship, and we learn as much about the author as we do about her famous father. While film fans may be loo...

  • Bryan Summers
    Jun 12, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

    This is a book I never would have heard of not to mentioned read if I hadn't seen it in the new display at my local library. I'm not even sure what compelled me to read it. I've enjoyed some Harold Ramis movies but there are more than I would have guessed I never watched. I also don't ...

    This was a great book Makes me miss Harold. This was written by his daughter Violet. Her life with her dad was great , somewhat, divorce happens to her mom, he remarries. Its a great story and sad att he end to hear the last days of Harold's life. You will always be missed Harold. Seve...

    Daddy's Girl inventory of underrated comic auteur Harold Ramis, the multi-talent quietly responsible for some of the most iconic film comedies of the late 20th century ('Animal House,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation', 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day,' etc.) Even when you cut through the f...

    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 foll...

    Interesting, entertaining read. There's as much insight about Harold's daughter. Fascinating to read about privilege and bad behavior (getting mad at Dad when she gets pregnant, living in the apartment he bought he in NYC, fairly unemployed and he isn't immediately willing to support h...

    Harold Ramis touched so many lives and changed comedy forever. Reading this book was surreal at times because even though it's been about four years since he passed, everything feels different, and yet the same. I laughed, I cried and my stomach dropped at parts. Harold Ramis will live...

    I loved this book. And Harold Ramis really came off as a good, good guy. It is a warts and all memoir but this guy doesn't have many warts. And he seems to be really grounded about the warts he has. That being said and the author would probably be horrified that I came away with thi...

  • Kathy (Bermudaonion)
    Jun 24, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

  • Shannon Singleton
    Jul 31, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

    This is a book I never would have heard of not to mentioned read if I hadn't seen it in the new display at my local library. I'm not even sure what compelled me to read it. I've enjoyed some Harold Ramis movies but there are more than I would have guessed I never watched. I also don't ...

    This was a great book Makes me miss Harold. This was written by his daughter Violet. Her life with her dad was great , somewhat, divorce happens to her mom, he remarries. Its a great story and sad att he end to hear the last days of Harold's life. You will always be missed Harold. Seve...

    Daddy's Girl inventory of underrated comic auteur Harold Ramis, the multi-talent quietly responsible for some of the most iconic film comedies of the late 20th century ('Animal House,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation', 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day,' etc.) Even when you cut through the f...

    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 foll...

    Interesting, entertaining read. There's as much insight about Harold's daughter. Fascinating to read about privilege and bad behavior (getting mad at Dad when she gets pregnant, living in the apartment he bought he in NYC, fairly unemployed and he isn't immediately willing to support h...

    Harold Ramis touched so many lives and changed comedy forever. Reading this book was surreal at times because even though it's been about four years since he passed, everything feels different, and yet the same. I laughed, I cried and my stomach dropped at parts. Harold Ramis will live...

    I loved this book. And Harold Ramis really came off as a good, good guy. It is a warts and all memoir but this guy doesn't have many warts. And he seems to be really grounded about the warts he has. That being said and the author would probably be horrified that I came away with thi...

    I loved Ghostbusters. I think Harold Ramos was a gifted writer of comedy. But this book is about his daughter and she was a handful. Their family life was always untidy but he certainly gave her a lot of leeway and was loving not only to her but all her men connections. She let the boo...

    I absolutely loved this book. Egon was my favorite Ghostbuster. It was great to read about some of his work outside of acting. I read this on the heels of Caddyshack. It was also great to see the relationships of his co-workers through his daughter. They truly had an inspirational bond...

    "Ghostbusters" is one of my most favorite movies of all time, so I was curious about Harold Ramis. I hadn't realized how many movies he directed, and his personal life was "complicated," but his love for his daughter stayed constant through all of it. RIP Dr. Spengler. ...

    As a fan of Harold Ramis?s movies, it was a great read. I found Violet to be a very interesting and honest first person story teller. I loved learning about a comedy icon through the lens of a daughter. ...

    As someone who loved her parents fiercely and lost them both, I can relate to this book on many levels. As a fan of the man, this book was an inside look into some of the movies that I grew up on. So worth the read. ...

    Absolutely beautiful memoir about life with the multi-talented Harold Ramis, written by his daughter, Violet. I love his movies and was pleased to read that he was a pretty cool guy. ...

    RIP ...

    This book thoroughly explores Violet Ramis Stiel's relationship with her father, legendary comedy actor, writer and director Harold Ramis. The focus remains squarely on that relationship, and we learn as much about the author as we do about her famous father. While film fans may be loo...

    I enjoyed her storytelling style. I especially enjoyed the history of the movie making. Kept my interest. ...

  • Tammie Gunter
    Jul 11, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

    This is a book I never would have heard of not to mentioned read if I hadn't seen it in the new display at my local library. I'm not even sure what compelled me to read it. I've enjoyed some Harold Ramis movies but there are more than I would have guessed I never watched. I also don't ...

    This was a great book Makes me miss Harold. This was written by his daughter Violet. Her life with her dad was great , somewhat, divorce happens to her mom, he remarries. Its a great story and sad att he end to hear the last days of Harold's life. You will always be missed Harold. Seve...

  • Barbara
    Aug 15, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

    This is a book I never would have heard of not to mentioned read if I hadn't seen it in the new display at my local library. I'm not even sure what compelled me to read it. I've enjoyed some Harold Ramis movies but there are more than I would have guessed I never watched. I also don't ...

    This was a great book Makes me miss Harold. This was written by his daughter Violet. Her life with her dad was great , somewhat, divorce happens to her mom, he remarries. Its a great story and sad att he end to hear the last days of Harold's life. You will always be missed Harold. Seve...

    Daddy's Girl inventory of underrated comic auteur Harold Ramis, the multi-talent quietly responsible for some of the most iconic film comedies of the late 20th century ('Animal House,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation', 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day,' etc.) Even when you cut through the f...

    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 foll...

    Interesting, entertaining read. There's as much insight about Harold's daughter. Fascinating to read about privilege and bad behavior (getting mad at Dad when she gets pregnant, living in the apartment he bought he in NYC, fairly unemployed and he isn't immediately willing to support h...

    Harold Ramis touched so many lives and changed comedy forever. Reading this book was surreal at times because even though it's been about four years since he passed, everything feels different, and yet the same. I laughed, I cried and my stomach dropped at parts. Harold Ramis will live...

    I loved this book. And Harold Ramis really came off as a good, good guy. It is a warts and all memoir but this guy doesn't have many warts. And he seems to be really grounded about the warts he has. That being said and the author would probably be horrified that I came away with thi...

    I loved Ghostbusters. I think Harold Ramos was a gifted writer of comedy. But this book is about his daughter and she was a handful. Their family life was always untidy but he certainly gave her a lot of leeway and was loving not only to her but all her men connections. She let the boo...

  • Kevin
    Jun 23, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

  • Julia Bennett
    Jul 16, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

    This is a book I never would have heard of not to mentioned read if I hadn't seen it in the new display at my local library. I'm not even sure what compelled me to read it. I've enjoyed some Harold Ramis movies but there are more than I would have guessed I never watched. I also don't ...

    This was a great book Makes me miss Harold. This was written by his daughter Violet. Her life with her dad was great , somewhat, divorce happens to her mom, he remarries. Its a great story and sad att he end to hear the last days of Harold's life. You will always be missed Harold. Seve...

    Daddy's Girl inventory of underrated comic auteur Harold Ramis, the multi-talent quietly responsible for some of the most iconic film comedies of the late 20th century ('Animal House,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation', 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day,' etc.) Even when you cut through the f...

    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 foll...

  • Adam Sockel
    Jul 17, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

  • Daniel
    Jul 19, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

  • Brendan Egan
    Jun 25, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

    This is a book I never would have heard of not to mentioned read if I hadn't seen it in the new display at my local library. I'm not even sure what compelled me to read it. I've enjoyed some Harold Ramis movies but there are more than I would have guessed I never watched. I also don't ...

    This was a great book Makes me miss Harold. This was written by his daughter Violet. Her life with her dad was great , somewhat, divorce happens to her mom, he remarries. Its a great story and sad att he end to hear the last days of Harold's life. You will always be missed Harold. Seve...

    Daddy's Girl inventory of underrated comic auteur Harold Ramis, the multi-talent quietly responsible for some of the most iconic film comedies of the late 20th century ('Animal House,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation', 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day,' etc.) Even when you cut through the f...

    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 foll...

    Interesting, entertaining read. There's as much insight about Harold's daughter. Fascinating to read about privilege and bad behavior (getting mad at Dad when she gets pregnant, living in the apartment he bought he in NYC, fairly unemployed and he isn't immediately willing to support h...

    Harold Ramis touched so many lives and changed comedy forever. Reading this book was surreal at times because even though it's been about four years since he passed, everything feels different, and yet the same. I laughed, I cried and my stomach dropped at parts. Harold Ramis will live...

    I loved this book. And Harold Ramis really came off as a good, good guy. It is a warts and all memoir but this guy doesn't have many warts. And he seems to be really grounded about the warts he has. That being said and the author would probably be horrified that I came away with thi...

    I loved Ghostbusters. I think Harold Ramos was a gifted writer of comedy. But this book is about his daughter and she was a handful. Their family life was always untidy but he certainly gave her a lot of leeway and was loving not only to her but all her men connections. She let the boo...

    I absolutely loved this book. Egon was my favorite Ghostbuster. It was great to read about some of his work outside of acting. I read this on the heels of Caddyshack. It was also great to see the relationships of his co-workers through his daughter. They truly had an inspirational bond...

    "Ghostbusters" is one of my most favorite movies of all time, so I was curious about Harold Ramis. I hadn't realized how many movies he directed, and his personal life was "complicated," but his love for his daughter stayed constant through all of it. RIP Dr. Spengler. ...

    As a fan of Harold Ramis?s movies, it was a great read. I found Violet to be a very interesting and honest first person story teller. I loved learning about a comedy icon through the lens of a daughter. ...

    As someone who loved her parents fiercely and lost them both, I can relate to this book on many levels. As a fan of the man, this book was an inside look into some of the movies that I grew up on. So worth the read. ...

    Absolutely beautiful memoir about life with the multi-talented Harold Ramis, written by his daughter, Violet. I love his movies and was pleased to read that he was a pretty cool guy. ...

    RIP ...

  • Elizabeth Stolar
    Jul 30, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

  • Cate
    Jul 12, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

    This is a book I never would have heard of not to mentioned read if I hadn't seen it in the new display at my local library. I'm not even sure what compelled me to read it. I've enjoyed some Harold Ramis movies but there are more than I would have guessed I never watched. I also don't ...

    This was a great book Makes me miss Harold. This was written by his daughter Violet. Her life with her dad was great , somewhat, divorce happens to her mom, he remarries. Its a great story and sad att he end to hear the last days of Harold's life. You will always be missed Harold. Seve...

    Daddy's Girl inventory of underrated comic auteur Harold Ramis, the multi-talent quietly responsible for some of the most iconic film comedies of the late 20th century ('Animal House,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation', 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day,' etc.) Even when you cut through the f...

    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 foll...

    Interesting, entertaining read. There's as much insight about Harold's daughter. Fascinating to read about privilege and bad behavior (getting mad at Dad when she gets pregnant, living in the apartment he bought he in NYC, fairly unemployed and he isn't immediately willing to support h...

    Harold Ramis touched so many lives and changed comedy forever. Reading this book was surreal at times because even though it's been about four years since he passed, everything feels different, and yet the same. I laughed, I cried and my stomach dropped at parts. Harold Ramis will live...

    I loved this book. And Harold Ramis really came off as a good, good guy. It is a warts and all memoir but this guy doesn't have many warts. And he seems to be really grounded about the warts he has. That being said and the author would probably be horrified that I came away with thi...

    I loved Ghostbusters. I think Harold Ramos was a gifted writer of comedy. But this book is about his daughter and she was a handful. Their family life was always untidy but he certainly gave her a lot of leeway and was loving not only to her but all her men connections. She let the boo...

    I absolutely loved this book. Egon was my favorite Ghostbuster. It was great to read about some of his work outside of acting. I read this on the heels of Caddyshack. It was also great to see the relationships of his co-workers through his daughter. They truly had an inspirational bond...

  • Katee
    Aug 16, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

    This is a book I never would have heard of not to mentioned read if I hadn't seen it in the new display at my local library. I'm not even sure what compelled me to read it. I've enjoyed some Harold Ramis movies but there are more than I would have guessed I never watched. I also don't ...

    This was a great book Makes me miss Harold. This was written by his daughter Violet. Her life with her dad was great , somewhat, divorce happens to her mom, he remarries. Its a great story and sad att he end to hear the last days of Harold's life. You will always be missed Harold. Seve...

    Daddy's Girl inventory of underrated comic auteur Harold Ramis, the multi-talent quietly responsible for some of the most iconic film comedies of the late 20th century ('Animal House,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation', 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day,' etc.) Even when you cut through the f...

    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 foll...

    Interesting, entertaining read. There's as much insight about Harold's daughter. Fascinating to read about privilege and bad behavior (getting mad at Dad when she gets pregnant, living in the apartment he bought he in NYC, fairly unemployed and he isn't immediately willing to support h...

  • Denise
    Jul 11, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

    This is a book I never would have heard of not to mentioned read if I hadn't seen it in the new display at my local library. I'm not even sure what compelled me to read it. I've enjoyed some Harold Ramis movies but there are more than I would have guessed I never watched. I also don't ...

    This was a great book Makes me miss Harold. This was written by his daughter Violet. Her life with her dad was great , somewhat, divorce happens to her mom, he remarries. Its a great story and sad att he end to hear the last days of Harold's life. You will always be missed Harold. Seve...

    Daddy's Girl inventory of underrated comic auteur Harold Ramis, the multi-talent quietly responsible for some of the most iconic film comedies of the late 20th century ('Animal House,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation', 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day,' etc.) Even when you cut through the f...

    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 foll...

    Interesting, entertaining read. There's as much insight about Harold's daughter. Fascinating to read about privilege and bad behavior (getting mad at Dad when she gets pregnant, living in the apartment he bought he in NYC, fairly unemployed and he isn't immediately willing to support h...

    Harold Ramis touched so many lives and changed comedy forever. Reading this book was surreal at times because even though it's been about four years since he passed, everything feels different, and yet the same. I laughed, I cried and my stomach dropped at parts. Harold Ramis will live...

    I loved this book. And Harold Ramis really came off as a good, good guy. It is a warts and all memoir but this guy doesn't have many warts. And he seems to be really grounded about the warts he has. That being said and the author would probably be horrified that I came away with thi...

    I loved Ghostbusters. I think Harold Ramos was a gifted writer of comedy. But this book is about his daughter and she was a handful. Their family life was always untidy but he certainly gave her a lot of leeway and was loving not only to her but all her men connections. She let the boo...

    I absolutely loved this book. Egon was my favorite Ghostbuster. It was great to read about some of his work outside of acting. I read this on the heels of Caddyshack. It was also great to see the relationships of his co-workers through his daughter. They truly had an inspirational bond...

    "Ghostbusters" is one of my most favorite movies of all time, so I was curious about Harold Ramis. I hadn't realized how many movies he directed, and his personal life was "complicated," but his love for his daughter stayed constant through all of it. RIP Dr. Spengler. ...

    As a fan of Harold Ramis?s movies, it was a great read. I found Violet to be a very interesting and honest first person story teller. I loved learning about a comedy icon through the lens of a daughter. ...

    As someone who loved her parents fiercely and lost them both, I can relate to this book on many levels. As a fan of the man, this book was an inside look into some of the movies that I grew up on. So worth the read. ...

    Absolutely beautiful memoir about life with the multi-talented Harold Ramis, written by his daughter, Violet. I love his movies and was pleased to read that he was a pretty cool guy. ...

  • J.A. McNeil
    Jun 03, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

  • John
    Jun 11, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

  • Ellen
    Aug 05, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

    This is a book I never would have heard of not to mentioned read if I hadn't seen it in the new display at my local library. I'm not even sure what compelled me to read it. I've enjoyed some Harold Ramis movies but there are more than I would have guessed I never watched. I also don't ...

    This was a great book Makes me miss Harold. This was written by his daughter Violet. Her life with her dad was great , somewhat, divorce happens to her mom, he remarries. Its a great story and sad att he end to hear the last days of Harold's life. You will always be missed Harold. Seve...

    Daddy's Girl inventory of underrated comic auteur Harold Ramis, the multi-talent quietly responsible for some of the most iconic film comedies of the late 20th century ('Animal House,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation', 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day,' etc.) Even when you cut through the f...

    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 foll...

    Interesting, entertaining read. There's as much insight about Harold's daughter. Fascinating to read about privilege and bad behavior (getting mad at Dad when she gets pregnant, living in the apartment he bought he in NYC, fairly unemployed and he isn't immediately willing to support h...

    Harold Ramis touched so many lives and changed comedy forever. Reading this book was surreal at times because even though it's been about four years since he passed, everything feels different, and yet the same. I laughed, I cried and my stomach dropped at parts. Harold Ramis will live...

    I loved this book. And Harold Ramis really came off as a good, good guy. It is a warts and all memoir but this guy doesn't have many warts. And he seems to be really grounded about the warts he has. That being said and the author would probably be horrified that I came away with thi...

    I loved Ghostbusters. I think Harold Ramos was a gifted writer of comedy. But this book is about his daughter and she was a handful. Their family life was always untidy but he certainly gave her a lot of leeway and was loving not only to her but all her men connections. She let the boo...

    I absolutely loved this book. Egon was my favorite Ghostbuster. It was great to read about some of his work outside of acting. I read this on the heels of Caddyshack. It was also great to see the relationships of his co-workers through his daughter. They truly had an inspirational bond...

    "Ghostbusters" is one of my most favorite movies of all time, so I was curious about Harold Ramis. I hadn't realized how many movies he directed, and his personal life was "complicated," but his love for his daughter stayed constant through all of it. RIP Dr. Spengler. ...

  • Susan
    Aug 06, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

  • Dan Lalande
    Aug 22, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

    This is a book I never would have heard of not to mentioned read if I hadn't seen it in the new display at my local library. I'm not even sure what compelled me to read it. I've enjoyed some Harold Ramis movies but there are more than I would have guessed I never watched. I also don't ...

    This was a great book Makes me miss Harold. This was written by his daughter Violet. Her life with her dad was great , somewhat, divorce happens to her mom, he remarries. Its a great story and sad att he end to hear the last days of Harold's life. You will always be missed Harold. Seve...

    Daddy's Girl inventory of underrated comic auteur Harold Ramis, the multi-talent quietly responsible for some of the most iconic film comedies of the late 20th century ('Animal House,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation', 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day,' etc.) Even when you cut through the f...

  • Patricia
    Jul 02, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

  • Sean Gibson
    Feb 20, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

  • Ken Jensen
    Aug 28, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

    This is a book I never would have heard of not to mentioned read if I hadn't seen it in the new display at my local library. I'm not even sure what compelled me to read it. I've enjoyed some Harold Ramis movies but there are more than I would have guessed I never watched. I also don't ...

  • Susan
    Jul 07, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

  • Kaylee Crank
    Aug 29, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

    This is a book I never would have heard of not to mentioned read if I hadn't seen it in the new display at my local library. I'm not even sure what compelled me to read it. I've enjoyed some Harold Ramis movies but there are more than I would have guessed I never watched. I also don't ...

    This was a great book Makes me miss Harold. This was written by his daughter Violet. Her life with her dad was great , somewhat, divorce happens to her mom, he remarries. Its a great story and sad att he end to hear the last days of Harold's life. You will always be missed Harold. Seve...

    Daddy's Girl inventory of underrated comic auteur Harold Ramis, the multi-talent quietly responsible for some of the most iconic film comedies of the late 20th century ('Animal House,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation', 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day,' etc.) Even when you cut through the f...

    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 foll...

    Interesting, entertaining read. There's as much insight about Harold's daughter. Fascinating to read about privilege and bad behavior (getting mad at Dad when she gets pregnant, living in the apartment he bought he in NYC, fairly unemployed and he isn't immediately willing to support h...

    Harold Ramis touched so many lives and changed comedy forever. Reading this book was surreal at times because even though it's been about four years since he passed, everything feels different, and yet the same. I laughed, I cried and my stomach dropped at parts. Harold Ramis will live...

  • Dez Schwartz
    Sep 06, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

  • Diana Brown
    Jun 18, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

  • Jon Neiswanger
    Jul 27, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...

    Hmmm. OK. Another book by a daughter of a famous father with whom she is obsessed (see my previous review of the creepy Leonard Bernstein daughter book, actually called "Famous Father Girl."). This one wasn't creepy though, just kind of sad that Violet seems to have made her entire lif...

    This is a book I never would have heard of not to mentioned read if I hadn't seen it in the new display at my local library. I'm not even sure what compelled me to read it. I've enjoyed some Harold Ramis movies but there are more than I would have guessed I never watched. I also don't ...

    This was a great book Makes me miss Harold. This was written by his daughter Violet. Her life with her dad was great , somewhat, divorce happens to her mom, he remarries. Its a great story and sad att he end to hear the last days of Harold's life. You will always be missed Harold. Seve...

    Daddy's Girl inventory of underrated comic auteur Harold Ramis, the multi-talent quietly responsible for some of the most iconic film comedies of the late 20th century ('Animal House,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation', 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day,' etc.) Even when you cut through the f...

    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 foll...

    Interesting, entertaining read. There's as much insight about Harold's daughter. Fascinating to read about privilege and bad behavior (getting mad at Dad when she gets pregnant, living in the apartment he bought he in NYC, fairly unemployed and he isn't immediately willing to support h...

    Harold Ramis touched so many lives and changed comedy forever. Reading this book was surreal at times because even though it's been about four years since he passed, everything feels different, and yet the same. I laughed, I cried and my stomach dropped at parts. Harold Ramis will live...

    I loved this book. And Harold Ramis really came off as a good, good guy. It is a warts and all memoir but this guy doesn't have many warts. And he seems to be really grounded about the warts he has. That being said and the author would probably be horrified that I came away with thi...

    I loved Ghostbusters. I think Harold Ramos was a gifted writer of comedy. But this book is about his daughter and she was a handful. Their family life was always untidy but he certainly gave her a lot of leeway and was loving not only to her but all her men connections. She let the boo...

    I absolutely loved this book. Egon was my favorite Ghostbuster. It was great to read about some of his work outside of acting. I read this on the heels of Caddyshack. It was also great to see the relationships of his co-workers through his daughter. They truly had an inspirational bond...

    "Ghostbusters" is one of my most favorite movies of all time, so I was curious about Harold Ramis. I hadn't realized how many movies he directed, and his personal life was "complicated," but his love for his daughter stayed constant through all of it. RIP Dr. Spengler. ...

    As a fan of Harold Ramis?s movies, it was a great read. I found Violet to be a very interesting and honest first person story teller. I loved learning about a comedy icon through the lens of a daughter. ...

  • Jen Wood
    Aug 01, 2018

    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 one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the arts is that Ghostbusters...

    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 career and their often chaotic family life. At one point, Ramis tells his daughter, "I ...

    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...

    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 counter with Harold Ramis. So, when I read that there was a new memoir about him, I figured ...

    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 admiring; it's a heartfelt love letter to a father that clearly left his daughter with the...

    3.75 stars ...

    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 her father as a safety net but she does so fully acknowledging that she's lucky to have ...

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

    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...

    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.) Also, I guess I was expecting a more straightforward biography and exploration of his...

    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...

    I will say it is in fact, impossible to put down. Finished it in a single day. Harold Ramis was a big part of my childhood, mainly through GHostbusters 1 and 2 playing repeatedly and overtime Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation and Animal house. He very well a major part of what my comedy th...

    This is the memoir of growing up as the daughter of Harold Ramis, the beloved writer, director and iconic Egon the Ghostbuster. I missed the author at reading a couple weeks ago in nearby Woodstock IL (at the Harold Ramis Theater on the famous square where Groundhogs Day was filmed.) I...