Simon Vozick-Levinson
November 02, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Into Hot Air

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Chris Elliott
publisher
Weinstein Books
genre
Comic Novels, Fiction

We gave it a B-

In his latest faux memoir, the big-screen goofball lugs his shtick up Mount Everest, joined by a team of very thinly veiled real-world celebs.

Art Imitates Life?
Among Chris Elliot’s supposed climbing companions is an overweight, radical documentarian from Flint, Mich., named Michael — last name undisclosed.

Bottom Line
Though Elliot’s gags grow repetitive in Into Hot Air, this proudly idiotic parody is just what the self-important wilderness adventure genre deserves. B-

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