Love and Marriage

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Remember your first kiss? Your first crush? Your first date? Bill Cosby remembers his - and he's telling all! With the warmth and wit that made millions laugh at the foibles of Fatherhood and the madness of the way Time Flies, Cosby merrily tackles the "only subject that no one has ever been able to study for." From dating to mating, from scoring to snoring, from saying "I do" to claiming "she did," Love and Marriage offers a rollicking tour of the mysterious, magical, ...
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Overview

Remember your first kiss? Your first crush? Your first date? Bill Cosby remembers his - and he's telling all! With the warmth and wit that made millions laugh at the foibles of Fatherhood and the madness of the way Time Flies, Cosby merrily tackles the "only subject that no one has ever been able to study for." From dating to mating, from scoring to snoring, from saying "I do" to claiming "she did," Love and Marriage offers a rollicking tour of the mysterious, magical, frequently frustrating, and often rocky road to romance.

Laugh along as Cosby recalls how he fumbled and stumbled in and out of infatuations with childhood sweethearts and teen dream girls - all of which was basic training for active duty in the battle of the sexes. Chuckle, too, as he courts coed cuties and swinging singles, then woos and weds his one and only - only to discover a brave new world of marital bliss, including great nights, great fights, in-laws, and kids (five of 'em!).

The reigning King of Comedy demonstrates warmth, wit, and wisdom as he takes on two subjects close to us all. Cosby shares his thoughts on everything from childhood romances and adolescent crushes to first lovers, dating, and the rewards of marriage.

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Editorial Reviews

Laura Green
Bill Cosby has not exactly delved deep, but he has produced a scrapbook of the happier side of romance....Though some of the dialogue sounds as if it were part of a stand-up comedy routine - meant to be said, not read - Mr. Cosby captures the give and take of happy marriages, proving once again that they are all alike and that we can enjoy recognizing the universal foibles in our own as he pages through his. -- New York Times
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Cosby's Fatherhood and Time Flies remain popular and his new book may exceed even their sales. Once past the introduction by Dr. Alvin F. Toussaint--an unrequired nihil obstat to the contents--the reader will revel in Cosby's tender, ruefully funny recollections of amatory hits and misses. Beguiling in the manner of the entertainer who laughs mostly at himself, the anecdotes contrast his growing years in Philadelphia, where he was born in 1937, with today. Unlike a modern boy of 10, ``transported by the ballad `I Want Your Sex!' '' the author writes, his own youth might have been lived in medieval days. A teenager when he felt the first erotic stirrings, Cosby confesses fumbling attempts on nubile girls and vying for stud status with bragging pals. He makes his joy palpable when he tells about meeting Camille Hanks, who became his wife 25 years ago, the woman who verifies to him that love and marriage go together, regardless of imperfections. 850,000 first printing; first serial to Good Housekeeping; Doubleday Book Club main selection; Literary Guild featured alternate; paperback rights to Bantam. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553284676
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 639,542
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby is an American entertainer, comedian, actor, producer, author, educator, musician, and activist. He is best known for his portrayal of Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show, which has become a television classic. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts, and is a jazz musician.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

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    Another great read...

    Bill Cosby never seems to disappoint. Another funny, very true, read about love and marriage. It's an easy, quick, read.

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