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Harpo Speaks!

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(Limelight). "This is a riotous story which is reasonably mad and as accurate as a Marx brother can make it. Despite only a year and a half of schooling, Harpo, or perhaps his collaborator, is the best writer of the Marx Brother. Highly recommended." Library Journal "A funny, affectionate and unpretentious autobiography done with a sharply professional assist from Rowland Barber." New York Times Book Review

The Marx Brother who never spoke--Harpo Marx--expounds upon his life and times in Hollywood and...

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Overview

(Limelight). "This is a riotous story which is reasonably mad and as accurate as a Marx brother can make it. Despite only a year and a half of schooling, Harpo, or perhaps his collaborator, is the best writer of the Marx Brother. Highly recommended." Library Journal "A funny, affectionate and unpretentious autobiography done with a sharply professional assist from Rowland Barber." New York Times Book Review

The Marx Brother who never spoke--Harpo Marx--expounds upon his life and times in Hollywood and on the vaudeville stage in this funny, affectionate, and poignant autobiography as told to journalist Rowland Barber.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879100360
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 482
  • Sales rank: 107,314
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.36 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2007

    Finally, it's MINE!

    I first read this book back in the mid-70's when I was in my early teens. Even tho I cherished it, I always borrowed it from the library '2 or 3 times' and dutifully brought it back. Well, it is now my 46th birthday, and a friend gave me a Barnes & Noble gift card. Guess what I'm going to buy with it? It's going right up there in my collection of old time comedians. YAY!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2004

    Wit and Wisdom

    I am impressed every time I read this book. The silent and sweet Marx brother is also the witty and wise. This book is insightful, incredible, and hillarious. This gentle telling of a most amazing life is one of the greatest autobiographies ever written. You will feel as if Harpo himself is whispering a great secret to you when you read of a man who never graduated from grade school but grew up to be close friends with such luminaries as Alexander Woollcott, George S. Kaufman, Dorathy Parker, and Alice Duer Miller. I laugh, cry, and marvel every time I read it. I also really enjoyed the 'Afterwords'' written by the late Mrs. Susan Flemming Marx and Harpo's eldest son Bill Marx.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2000

    Couldn't put it down!

    This book, to me, has been so much fun to read. Not only because I love Harpo but it's like watching a comedy movie just reading instead. If you like Harpo and want to know more about him this is the book you would, without a doubt, want to read. You'll laugh until you cry. I recommend this book to any Harpo fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2000

    Insightful and Delightful

    No other biography captures the world of entertainment of the day (1900-1950s) as well as Harpo does in this book. Not only that, but it gives us a glimpse into the life of one of our most underappreciated comic treasures. A remarkable story of where you can start out from, and how you can work to become anything you wish to be.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    I loved this memoir!

    I had trouble putting Harpo Speaks down. It is a brilliant memoir which id recommend to anyone esp. Marx brothers fans

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    OH. MY. BEEEEEEEEEEP

    Harpo's a real name? Wha? I call my enemy harpo!

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