The script to the touching and funny play by Alan Zweibel about his relationship with famed comiedienne Gilda Radner.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyAs a writer for the original Saturday Night Live , Zweibel formed a fast friendship with comedienne Gilda Radner. This simple and sensitive memoir is based on their curious bond, a relationship that was always emotional but never physical. The friendship contained in the conversations recounted here spans Knicks games, cocaine problems, affairs begun and ended, spouses and children born. Throughout these passages, including his account of Radner's fatal bout with cancer, Zweibel sustains a levity that conveys the love that he and Radner had. Literary Guild selection. (Aug.)
Ilene CooperIn this tender tribute to friendship, Zweibel, one of the original writers on Saturday Night Live, re-creates his relationship with the late, great Gilda Radner. Appropriately enough, Zweibel uses only alternating lines of dialogue without a he said or she said in the entire book. You have to stay on your toes at first to figure out who's saying what, but pretty soon it's clear: Gilda's the one who wants to take their relationship slowly, and Zweibel's the one who looks like Mr. Potato Head. They never do get around to making love but, instead, have a best-friendship that lasts until Gilda's death from ovarian cancer. Both text and accompanying line drawings are small and spare and touching and funny. Like Gilda.
- Random House Publishing Group
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- 1st ed
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- 5.91(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)
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