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The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue

A Child of the Fifties Looks Back

by Robert Klein

Audiobook
A funny and evocative coming-of-age memoir by Robert Klein, the beloved and award-winning comedian who has entertained audiences for more than four decadesBest 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 anti-Semitism 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.

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Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781504675789
  • File size: 412866 KB
  • Release date: December 1, 2015
  • Duration: 14:10:06

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781504675789
  • File size: 412866 KB
  • Release date: December 1, 2015
  • Duration: 14:10:06
  • Number of parts: 15

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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

A funny and evocative coming-of-age memoir by Robert Klein, the beloved and award-winning comedian who has entertained audiences for more than four decadesBest 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 anti-Semitism 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.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Blackstone Audio, Inc.
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781504675789
    File size: 412866 KB
    Release date: December 1, 2015
    Duration: 14:10:06

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781504675789
    File size: 412866 KB
    Release date: December 1, 2015
    Duration: 14:10:06
    Number of parts: 15

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English