Every once in a while you get to read a book that you just can’t seem to put down. The Chris Farley Show (by Tom Farley Jr. & Tanner Colby) was that kind of book for me. It’s not that I am a huge fan of Chris Farley (although I do think he was pretty funny – Tommy Boy is a classic!). It was Chris’ struggle between his personal demons and his intense belief in God and morality that grabbed my heart and my mind and wouldn’t let go.
The guy spent so much time in prayer, confession, rehab, and strived to put everyone else’s needs and happiness before his own, but for some reason just couldn’t separate himself from the things that tore him apart. I’ve seen this situation a thousand times and I think if we’re honest we’ve all seen this in ourselves.
Do we ever really shed these demons (not used in the literal “angel/demon” sense)?
If they can be shed, why for some, but not for others?
The book made me laugh out loud and at the same time experience deep sorrow, like I knew him personally. Great read whether you’re a Farley fan or not.