“A fond look back on the ‘little Movie
’ that turned into a blockbuster, made John Belushi a star, and spawned dozens of badly made imitations…Simmons had a front-row seat at the film’s creation, and he provides a detailed look at how the Movie was made, as well as its unanticipated success.” —Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Matty Simmons was the producer of Animal House
and founder and CEO of National Lampoon.
He has produced nine other films, including the Vacation series, collaborated with such well-known writers as John Hughes
and Judd Apatow, been a newspaper reporter and press agent, and written eight books, including several bestsellers. He currently writes for Reader’s Digest
and other publications. He lives in Los Angeles.