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Brighton Beach Memoirs (Reprint) (Paperback) (Neil Simon)

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The first in Neil Simon’s "Eugene Trilogy," followed by Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound
Winner of a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play
Meet Eugene Jerome and his family, fighting the hard times and sometimes each other?with laughter, tears, and love. It is 1937 in Brooklyn during the heart of the Depression. Fifteen-year-old Eugene Jerome lives in Brighton Beach with his family. He is witty, perceptive, obsessed with sex, and forever fantasizing his baseball-diamond triumphs as star pitcher for the New York Yankees. As our guide through his "memoirs," Eugene takes us through a series of trenchant observations and insights that show his family meeting life's challenges with pride, spirit, and a marvelous sense of humor. But as World War II looms ever closer, Eugene sees his own innocence slipping away as the first important era of his life ends?and a new one begins.
This semiautobiographical classic was adapted into a film by Simon’s longterm professional partner, Gene Saks, who directed, among many others, Biloxi Blues, The Odd Couple, Broadway Bound, and Lost in Yonkers.
Meet Eugene Jerome and his family, fighting the hard times and sometimes each other?with laughter, tears, and love. It is 1937 in Brooklyn during the heart of the Depression. Fifteen-year-old Eugene Jerome lives in Brighton Beach with his family. He is witty, perceptive, obsessed with sex, and forever fantasizing his baseball-diamond triumphs as star pitcher for the New York Yankees. As our guide through his "memoirs," Eugene takes us through a series of trenchant observations and insights that show his family meeting life's challenges with pride, spirit, and a marvelous sense of humor. But as World War II looms ever closer, Eugene sees his own innocence slipping away as the first important era of his life ends?and a new one begins.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 130.0
Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: American
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Neil Simon
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 1995
TCIN: 11825830
UPC: 9780452275287
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-5545

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the gamer8 years ago
This book is alright so far, i am not very far into it yet but it reminds me alot about my own family.And i probibly closly am more like Eugene always the troublemaker.And the parents always say ask your mother or ask your father.I dont really like the fact that this is a play i think that it should...  see moreof the gamer's review
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