The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue

A Child of the Fifties Looks Back
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.32 hours)
Product Number: Z100114129
Released: Dec 09, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504675789
Narrator/s: Robert Klein
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A funny and evocative coming-of-age memoir by award-winning comedian and actor Robert Klein, who has entertained audiences for more than four decades Best known for his unique brand of observational humor-seen on Broadway and in film and television-Klein details his life from ages nine to twenty-five as viewed "through the gauze of time." Klein's theme park of memories alternates dark moments with sunlit humor. Teenage frustrations prompted a visit to a Harlem prostitute, which filled Klein with "shame and triumph and guilt." He encountered individual and institutional antisemitism at Alfred University, yet led the frat-house fun, moving on to the Yale School of Drama, Chicago's Second City, New York theater, and a variety of romances. Along the way, Klein had successes and failures, both in bed and on stage. 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.

Author(s): Robert Klein
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2015

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Author(s): Robert Klein
Narrator(s): Robert Klein
Product Number DD22662
Released: Dec 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504675840
Author(s): Robert Klein
Product Number EB00634005
Released: Jun 14, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: #9781439144367

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