Father Knows Less: Lessons My Kids Taught Me

Overview

In this humorous collection of essays on fatherhood, comedy writer and playwright Lee Kalcheim chronicles his surprise second half of life, when he finds himself newly married and subsequently the father of twin boys. But you can’t stop living just because you have kids, and as Lee’s career picks up, he packs up the family with him. Moving to Los Angeles is just one adventure, as they find themselves working on the television series “Something Wilder,” starring Gene Wilder, a sitcom based on Lee’s own ...

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Overview

In this humorous collection of essays on fatherhood, comedy writer and playwright Lee Kalcheim chronicles his surprise second half of life, when he finds himself newly married and subsequently the father of twin boys. But you can’t stop living just because you have kids, and as Lee’s career picks up, he packs up the family with him. Moving to Los Angeles is just one adventure, as they find themselves working on the television series “Something Wilder,” starring Gene Wilder, a sitcom based on Lee’s own life…sort of. Hollywood can’t help but rewrite their story.

But LA doesn’t last, and soon Lee and his family are jetting off to Rome, for a year’s teaching gig, before settling back in New York City. As the years progress, Lee’s children continue to grow, and as such, so does Lee himself. Along the way, life lessons are taught, laughs are shared, and as Lee comes to learn, it’s the kids that make is all worthwhile. Part memoir, part self-help, this always engaging volume shows that when families stick together, life is one big, amazing journey. And you can’t rewrite that.

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 "A beguiling valentine to fatherhood from one of the funniest minds in Hollywood and New York!" —Daniel Klein, author, Plato and a Platypus Walk Into A Bar "This book celebrates the challenging and magical relationship of fathers and children as told by one of my favorite storytellers. These are stories from the heart. They touched mine and I'm certain they'll touch yours." —Jason Alexander, "Seinfeld"

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936467327
  • Publisher: Vantage Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/16/2013
  • Pages: 224

Meet the Author

LEE KALCHEIM has written for both the theatre and television. An Emmy winning comedy writer (All In The Family), Cable Ace Award winner (The Paper Chase), Writers Guild Award (The Bridge of Adam Rush) and creator of the comedy series “Something Wilder” for NBC, which won no awards, but enabled Mr. Kalcheim to return to his first love; Playwriting. His plays include: “Breakfast With Les and Bess” at the Lambs Theatre, “Friends” at Manhattan Theatre Club” , Defiled” at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, with Peter Falk and Jason Alexander, and “Slouching Toward Hollywood” at the Penguin Rep in Stony Point, NY and “Seminar” most recently in Tokyo Japan.

 

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