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Mel Brooks inks deal to write his memoir

Mel Brooks inks deal to write his memoir. The legendary funnyman will cover his five decades in show business — and even HE can’t wait to read it

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The 2,000 Year Old Man shows no signs of slowing down: Mel Brooks has just signed with HarperEntertainment to write what the publisher is calling ”an anecdotal memoir” about his five decades in show business — from ”Your Show of Shows” through ”Blazing Saddles” to the Broadway incarnation of ”The Producers.”

”You have to jump on an opportunity to publish a comedy genius like this,” says exec editor Mauro DiPreta. The irrepressible comic had this to say about the book deal: ”I have always been a huge admirer of my own work. I’m one of the funniest and most entertaining writers I know. And I just can’t wait to read my book.” He’ll have to wait only until next year.