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Patton Oswalt writes about life as a Silver Screen Fiend

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Patton Oswalt may not exactly be a household name—not yet, anyway. But if you watch late-night TV, or Comedy Central, or Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (in which he plays Agent Billy Koenig—or is it Sam? Or Eric?), or if you’re active on Twitter (where he has more than 1.8 million followers), you know that Oswalt is one of the keenest minds in show business today. (Don’t believe us? Check out his eight-minute “Star Wars Filibuster”—totally ad-libbed—on TV’s Parks and Rec.) Now, Oswalt is the author of a second book, Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film (Scribner, Jan. 6, 2015), in which he recounts his early days as a performer and writer. In what Oswalt calls…

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