Local author scores VANITY FAIR recommendation

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Terry Sweeney

Former Saturday Night Live performer Terry Sweeney’s new book titled Irritable Bowels and The People Who Give You Them was chosen for the October ‘must read for fall’ book section by Vanity Fair Magazine Editors. To quote Pat Conroy, “The chapter ‘50 Shades of Cherokee’ is one of the most hilarious things I’ve ever read in English. I would call it a small masterpiece…I think it is a comic work of art worthy of Dickens or Twain or Woody Allen.”

Terry Sweeney graduated from Middlebury College where he studied creative writing. After moving back to his native New York,  he was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the cult Southern film ‘Shag’ which was recently chosen by Garden and Gun Magazine as one of The Souths Ten Greatest Films. Sweeney later joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in the 80’s and there, became famous for imitating First Lady Nancy Reagan, and also made history as the first openly gay performer on American television. After SNL he continued to write screenplays and television in Hollywood. This first collection of autobiographical essays marks his return to his literary roots.

The Island News’ own Art Director, Hope Falls, designed the beautiful cover of Terry’s book.