After reading Cocktails with Molotov you'll wonder if there's anything Barry Farber hasn't done, if there's anywhere he hasn't been. From a young age, Farber had a knack for being in the right place at the right time. In Cocktails with Molotov, Barry Farber's collection of real life short stories, you'll read of his encounters with Alfred Hitchcock, the King of Albania, and Buzz Aldrin; of his knowledge of 26 foreign languages and how foreign language came through for him in the knick of time. He shares tales from his childhood in North Carolina and his time spent venturing abroad, from his life as a young reporter and as a seasonedjournalist, along with astounding narratives of everything in between. A lifelong seeker of adventures and excitement, Barry Farber's lighthearted and humorous storytelling will keep you occupied for hours; you won't be able to put down the book until you're finished - each story is as compelling and informative as the one before it. Get prepared to meet a man who has lived a full life.
|Publisher:||WND Books, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
BARRY FARBER is a writer, journalist, nationally syndicated talk show host, Army veteran, and advocate for Jewish charities. In 1991, Farber won the title of Talk Show Host of The Year, and he was recently named among the top 10 radio talk hosts of all time by Talkers Magazine. Farber's books include How to Learn Any Language, which is the leading book in that field world-wide.
Table of Contents
i A Note to the Reader
1 The Second Chance Club
2 Colored Water
3 How Bob Hope Saved Not My Life, but My Livelihood
4 Cocktails with Molotov
5 My Night on the Leningrad Black Market
6 Alfred Hitchcock Answers My Most Brilliant Question
7 The Lieutenant with the Strange Name
8 Suomen Pankki
9 Can You Guess Which Relative Is Coming?
10 The Man Who Married and Divorced Six Jewish Women within Eighteen Months
11 Charlie Fawcett: Act Two
12 My Best Day in the Army
13 Are You Black or Cuban?
14 Oysters, Russian Glue, and Yugoslav Elephants: The Stuff of Heroes
15 Why the Rabbi Got Annoyed
16 Cheering for the Other Side
17 When the Army Wisely Decides to Keep Its Mouth Shut
18 Everybody Always Gets Everything Wrong
19 Buzz and I
20 The Veteran Who Wasn't Getting His GI Bill
21 Bette and Joan and I at 21
22 The Best Practical Joke I Ever Witnessed
23 My Scariest Moment
24 "We Know You Don't Eat Ham!"
25 My Most Unlikely Hebrew Teacher
26 The Indonesian Misunderstanding
27 "We Make Them Berter!"
28 Honor, Southern-Style
29 From Maryland to Yugoslavia
30 Mother Almost Obeyed Dad
31 Archangel. Murmansk. All Mine!
32 The Best Nap I Ever Had
33 The Boston Strangler
34 Cuss Words: Then and Now
35 General Bradley, Admiral Burke, and Private Farber
36 The Winner: My Daughter Celia. The Loser: The Communist Party of Cuba
37 Baby's First Pro-Family Act
39 Confederate Flag over the Deep Southern Dormitory
40 Daddy and the Duke
41 Mother and Dad and Matty and Henry
42 The Ram and the Blue Devil
44 Rock 'n' Roll Station Covers Fidel's Visit
45 My Freak Adjustment
46 How My World War II Started
47 Can You Believe? Both Grandmas and Grandpas!
48 How Can the Score Be 18-0 with No Touchdowns, Safeties, or Place Kicks?
49 You Do the Math--in English or Indonesian!
50 My Worst and Best Questions on the Radio over Fifty Years
51 Have You Ever Lived a Biblical Moment?
52 Which Is Mightier: Your Coincidence or Mine?
53 The Albanian King's Ridiculous Joke about the Italian Invasion
54 Out of Wedlock
55 The Real Reason Men Don't Like to Ask for Directions
56 Bridge: The Kind with Cards, Not with Girders
57 Daddy's Shameful Victory
58 The Maryland Used-Car Lot
59 The Greatest Line of World War II-in North Carolina
60 Take a New York Cab and See the World
61 Was It "Nuts!" or Something Else?
62 The Russians Aren't Just Coming; They've Been Here
63 How I Learned Europeans Are More Cultured Than We Are
64 Queen Wilhelmina and the Nazis
65 Tex, I've Got the Cabinet!
66 The Ant
67 The Answer That Saved Fifty Thousand Lives
68 The House on M Street
69 The Orthodox Rabbi and the Castro Defector
70 The Lifesaving Sled
71 America's Two-party System
72 Why Refuel at Vilna?
73 Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Peace
74 How Hollywood Can Induce You to Love Thine Enemy
75 When I First Heard of Waco, Waco Heard More Importandy from Me
76 War Stories That Almost Missed Iraq and Afghanistan
78 My Favorite Terrorist
80 Ulla and the Sex Maniac Killer
81 My Most Unforgettable Radio Show