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Bob Newhart writing his memoirs

Untitled book scheduled for release in fall 2006
/ Source: The Associated Press

Could a book be called deadpan or button-down? It could, if Bob Newhart’s writing it.

The 75-year-old comedian has agreed to write a memoir, scheduled for publication in fall 2006. Hyperion describes the book, not yet titled, as a work of humor that will be “organized thematically and will include stories and anecdotes from throughout Bob Newhart’s life and career, as well as thoughts and observations on a multitude of topics.”

“He is a national treasure,” Hyperion Editor-in-Chief Will Schwalbe said in a statement Tuesday. “We are thrilled to be publishing his first-ever book, which promises to be every bit as funny and delightful as Bob Newhart himself.”

Newhart is best known as the star of the sitcoms “The Bob Newhart Show” and “Newhart.” He also has appeared in numerous films, including “Catch-22” and “In & Out.”