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Author Thomas, Marlo.

Title Growing up laughing [text (large print)] : my story and the story of funny / Marlo Thomas ; with guest appearances by Alan Alda ... [et al.].

Imprint Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Large Type Non-Fiction    791.45 Thomas,M THO    Available
Edition Large print ed.
Description 543 p. (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Thorndike Press large print biography
Thorndike Press large print biography series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Celebrations -- A kid at the studio -- The boys -- Socks and moxie, Jerry Seinfeld -- The wives -- Stirring the sauce with Joy Behar -- Hotels -- Comedy begins at home, Billy Crystal -- On the road -- The first laugh, Robin Williams -- The funny barber -- He said/she said, Ben & Jerry Stiller -- A.k.a. Orson -- Testifying with Chris Rock -- Beverly Hills, my neighborhood -- My dad -- Harry and the parakeet -- Angelo's boy, Jay Leno -- Miss Independence -- My big brown eyes -- Killing and dying, Alan Alda -- Comedians in their dressing rooms -- A phone call with Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles -- The two Dannys -- Turn-ons with Conan O'Brien -- The bow -- Twenty questions for Stephen Colbert -- Dinner at the Goldbergs -- The survivor, Joan Rivers -- Obsession -- Fall-down funny, George Lopez -- Tony's pilot -- Oh, Donald -- Lew Parker -- The comedian's comedian -- Growing up free -- One-girl show, Lily Tomlin -- Rose Marie -- The book on Kathy Griffin -- Capra, Orson (the other one), and me -- The Wright stuff, Steven Wright -- Growing a feminist -- The joke on me -- The making of a Wisenheimer, Tina Fey -- The reluctant interview: an improv -- The storyteller, Whoopi Goldberg -- Against the odds -- Legends of comedy -- The elm house -- Mother and Marge -- The only Jew in the neighborhood, Jon Stewart -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Summary The award-winning actress and #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author shares her funny and heartwarming stories of a life filled with laughter. Woven throughout the book are her interviews with America's most beloved comedians about how they, too, found the funny in their lives.
Subject Thomas, Marlo.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Comedians -- United States -- Biography.
American wit and humor -- 21st century.
Large type books.
Added Author Alda, Alan, 1936-
ISBN 9781410430731 (hardcover)
1410430731 (hardcover)

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