Still Here

The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch
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Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: DD47198
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781250241863
Narrator/s: Andrea Burns
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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The ebullient, troubled life of a Broadway legend who became a heroine to a younger generation Still Here is the first full telling of Elaine Stritch's life. Rollicking but intimate, it tracks one of Broadway's great personalities from her upbringing in Detroit during the Great Depression to her fateful move to New York City, where she studied alongside Marlon Brando, Bea Arthur, and Harry Belafonte. We accompany Elaine through her jagged rise to fame, to Hollywood and London, and across her later years, when she enjoyed a stunning renaissance, punctuated by a turn on the popular television show 30 Rock. We explore the influential-and often fraught-collaborations she developed with Noel Coward, Tennessee Williams, and above all Stephen Sondheim, as well as her courageous yet flawed attempts to control a serious drinking problem. And we see the entertainer triumphing over personal turmoil with the development of her Tony Award-winning one-woman show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, which established her as an emblem of spiky independence and Manhattan life for an entirely new generation of admirers. In Still Here, Alexandra Jacobs conveys the full force of Stritch's sardonic wit and brassy charm while acknowledging her many dark complexities. Following years of meticulous research and interviews, this is a portrait of a powerful, vulnerable, honest, and humorous figure who continues to reverberate in the public consciousness.

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Author(s): Alexandra Jacobs
Narrator(s): Andrea Burns
Product Number Z100149471
Released: Oct 22, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781250241849
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Author(s): Alexandra Jacobs
Product Number EB00752537
Released: Oct 22, 2019
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374714659

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