Harpo Speaks!

Harpo Speaks!

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ISBN-13: 9780879100360
Publisher: Limelight Editions
Publication date: 07/01/2004
Series: Limelight Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 482
Sales rank: 221,487
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.16(h) x 1.39(d)

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Harpo Speaks! 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had trouble putting Harpo Speaks down. It is a brilliant memoir which id recommend to anyone esp. Marx brothers fans
391 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Harpo Speaks! has given me a whole new respect for the wonderful Harpo Marx. His autobiography narrates his life, from his childhood on the Lower East Side to a mansion in Hollywood. After quitting school in the third grade, he taught himself how to read and write, and then taught himself how to play the piano and the harp without being able to read music. As a Marx Brother, he moved from the vaudeville circut to Broadway and finally to movies, and he narrates it all with warmth and humor that makes for an extremely compelling read.
brnoze on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book follows the life of Harpo Marx. He has a way of seeing the good, overlooking the bad and riding the waves of his life. I was moved by the man and couldn't help comparing living today with his life. The exploits of the characters in his life were amazing and at times criminal. It was a very good read, with insights into the men who were the Marx Brothers.
johndec on LibraryThing 8 months ago
As a Harpo fan, this is one of the best books I have read. Harpo had such a vibrant and amazing life; his off-screen persona was just as interesting and witty as his on-screen one. Well worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book more than expected. Learned a lot about Harpo the person as well as the Marx brothers start and road to success. A likeable person and book with insights as well as laughs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read. However the number misspellings is unbelievable. How dis an editor not catch this?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've always been a sucker for comedian bios, and this is one of the best ever. I highly recommend.
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Harpo's a real name? Wha? I call my enemy harpo!