Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny

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Paperback, Hyperion Books, 2011, ISBN13 9781401310639, ISBN10 140131063X

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"... this one is special".

-- USA Today

Growing Up Laughing is a compelling autobiographical journey--hilarious and heartfelt, intimate and inspiring. It is a book that only Marlo Thomas could write.

For as long as Thomas can remember, she's lived with laughter. Born to comedy royalty--TV and nightclub star Danny Thomas--she grew up among legendary funny men, carved much of her career in comedy and, to this day, surrounds herself with people who love and live to make others laugh. Thomas takes us on a funny and heartwarming adventure, from her Beverly Hills childhood, to her groundbreaking creation of That Girl and Free to Be... You and Me, to her marriage to talk-show king Phil Donahue.

Her youth was star-studded--Milton Berle performed magic tricks (badly) at her backyard birthday parties. George Burns, Bob Hope, Sid Caesar, Bob Newhart and other great comics passed countless hours gathered around her family's dinner table. And behind it all was the rich laughter nurtured by a close and loving family.

Growing Up Laughing is not just the story of an iconic entertainer, but also the story of comedy. In a voice that is curious, generous and often gleeful, Thomas not only opens the doors on the funny in her own life, but in a series of insightful and hilarious interviews also explores the comic roots of today's most celebrated comedians.

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Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publish Date: May 03, 2011
ISBN-13: 9781401310639
ISBN-10: 140131063X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.0 x 5.8 x 1.0
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