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The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue: A Child of the Fifties Looks Back by [Robert Klein]
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''Klein has always been the funniest, most intelligent, coolest comedian. If he would also like to be known as an amorous busboy, who am I to stand in the way?'' --Jerry Seinfeld

''The book is moving and funny...Klein is a born storyteller.'' --New York Post

''A warm and delightful Portrait of the Artist as a Young Comedian from the Bronx. Robert Klein writes with his signature intelligence, wit, and irreverence. This is a hilarious book, and surely Robert Klein is the Don Juan of Decatur Avenue.'' --Wendy Wasserstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and New York Times bestselling author

''Uproarious opening chapters about his 1950s Bronx childhood and his overly cautious parents . . . Probing not only his own psyche but also the evolution of sexual mores during the 1950s and '60s, he unfurls an array of captivating anecdotes, writing with wry wit and honesty.'' --Publishers Weekly

''A fine and very funny writer…Klein's humor is biting, sometimes scatological, but never bitter, and he reveals an interesting life with this thoroughly enjoyable chronicle.'' --Booklist

''A fascinating, warm, and, of course, humorous account of Robert Klein's early years. I had no idea that he was such a sex addict!'' --Joan Rivers

''Klein's provocative sense of irony gives his story a crazy twist, like his best stand-up work.'' --The New York Times Book Review --This text refers to the mp3_cd edition.

About the Author

Robert Klein is an American stand-up comedian, singer, and actor whose career has spanned over forty years. He has had an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. Born in the Bronx, he was a member of the famed Second City theatrical troupe in Chicago in the 1960s. Twice he was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album of the Year: Child of the Fifties (1973) and Mind Over Matter (1974). He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical They're Playing Our Song in 1979. In 1993, he won an Obie and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in Wendy Wasserstein's The Sisters Rosensweig. He was a star of the hit NBC series Sisters and has made more than a hundred appearances on the Tonight show and the Late Show with David Letterman. Notable films include Hooper, The Owl and the Pussycat, Two Weeks Notice, and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

--This text refers to the mp3_cd edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00AK9IX1Y
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Touchstone; Reprint edition (14 June 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3136 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 386 pages
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