Bunny Bunny: Gilda Radner - A Sort of Love Story [NOOK Book]

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(Applause Books). In a series of funny, tender, and touching dialogues, former Saturday Night Live writer Zweibel recalls his buddy-and-almost-lover friendship with SNL actress Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer. Zweibel claims he "merely scribbled the dialogues playing in my head," and, indeed, these recreated conversations have a neurotic, sarcastic, and vulnerable air of aunthenticity. The actress and writer become fast friends on the SNL set and segue into personal revelation.

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Bunny Bunny: Gilda Radner - A Sort of Love Story

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Overview

(Applause Books). In a series of funny, tender, and touching dialogues, former Saturday Night Live writer Zweibel recalls his buddy-and-almost-lover friendship with SNL actress Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer. Zweibel claims he "merely scribbled the dialogues playing in my head," and, indeed, these recreated conversations have a neurotic, sarcastic, and vulnerable air of aunthenticity. The actress and writer become fast friends on the SNL set and segue into personal revelation.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
As 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 Cooper
In 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476844459
  • Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 670,563
  • File size: 962 KB

Meet the Author

Alan Zweibel
Alan Zweibel

Alan Zweibel lives in Los Angeles, California. David Catrow lives in Springfield, Ohio.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2000

    Everyone loves an (almost) love story.

    This was a great book if you are in the mood to laugh outloud and then cry before you laugh again uncontrollably. It is great to read even if you have no idea who Gilda was because after you have read it you will feel like she was your best friend. If you know of Gilda this is a must read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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