Tom Scharpling

It Never Ends: A Memoir With Nice Memories! (Abrams Press)

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For 18 years, Scharpling has hosted the beloved radio program The Best Show with Tom Scharpling, a combination call-in, comedy, and music internet radio show with a devoted following that includes celebrity fans such a John Oliver and Marc Maron. Now, Scharpling is sharing a story he has never told before—his own harrowing coming of age. It Never Ends: A Memoir With Nice Memories!, chronicles the lengths Scharpling has gone to pull away from the brink of self-destruction, his difficult rehabilitation and how he committed himself to reinvention through the world of comedy. With this memoir, he lifts the curtain to let light in on the turmoil that still follows him, how he’s rise above his circumstances to get the most out of life, while steamrolling the chumps along the way.


More about the author: Tom Scharpling is a comedian, television writer, producer, music video director, and radio host. For 18 years, he has hosted the weekly radio call-in comedy program The Best Show with Tom Scharpling. He and comedy parter Jon Wurster released a 16 disc compilation of their greatest his, The Best of the Best Show, in 2015 via Numero Group to critical acclaim. He is also known as the voice of Greg Universe on the hit Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe. Previously he was a writer-executive producer for the Emmy Award–winning show Monk.


“Scharpling was always a must-listen. Now he’s required reading.”

—Patton Oswalt


“This book is unflinchingly honest, deeply affecting and just relentlessly funny. If you read it and don’t like it, it’s 100% your fault.” —John Oliver


“Tom Scharpling and I are friends. I thought I knew him pretty well. Then I read this book. Turns out, I didn’t know him at all, really. He’s deeper, darker, smarter, wiser, and much funnier than I knew.It Never Endsis hilarious and harrowing. I laughed a lot. I cried a bit. I even laughed/cried a few times.” —Marc Maron


“Comedian and television writer Scharpling careens with reckless abandon around the curves life has thrown him in his sidesplitting debut…Readers will laugh, cry, and laugh some more as they cheer on this story of persistence and triumph.” —Publishers Weekly