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The amorous busboy of Decatur Avenue

a child of the fifties looks back

by Klein, Robert

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Published by Touchstone in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Klein, Robert, 1942-,
    • Comedians -- United States -- Biography.,
    • Actors -- United States -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRobert Klein.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN2287.K673 A3 2005
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxix, 358 p. :
      Number of Pages358
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3311799M
      ISBN 100684854880
      LC Control Number2004063691
      OCLC/WorldCa57069405

      Klein starred in HBO 's first stand-up comedy special in during the cable channel's early broadcast days and has continued to appear in several more one-man shows which have typically concluded with his "I can't stop my leg" routine. Each chapter begins with a picture of Klein during the period discussed. From these stories, it is clear that Klein experienced both successes and failures on stage as well as in the bedroom. What most surprised me was the emotional depth of his storytelling. He had a recurring role in the TV drama series Sisters. However there is a lot more to Blake than just that series.

      This book is about the adventures of a child who becomes a young man: how he thinks and dreams and lusts and fears and laughs and handles adversity. The next five chapters are about his life at Alfred University in rural upstate New York. While the concluding chapters felt a bit rushed -- perhaps Klein still plans to write a sequel -- As someone who grew up in and is now living again in her old Bronx neighborhood, I was fascinated by the title of Klein's book. Please review the types of cookies we use below. To learn more about cookies, please see our cookie policy.

      This information helps us design a better experience for all users. The first four chapters cover his life in junior high and high school in the Bronx. There are details on how he met anti-Semitism at an institutional and individual level at Alfred University yet still had loads of fun throughout his college life. Please review the types of cookies we use below. While the concluding chapters felt a bit rushed -- perhaps Klein still plans to write a sequel -- there are many sensitively told stories here. The next five chapters are about his life at Alfred University in rural upstate New York.


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The amorous busboy of Decatur Avenue by Klein, Robert Download PDF Ebook

In this memoir, the author talks about the frustrations that come with teenage that pushed him to visit a prostitute in Harlem.

The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue

Best known for his unique brand of The amorous busboy of Decatur Avenue book humor - seen on Broadway, in film, and on television - Klein details his life from ages nine to 25 as viewed "through the gauze of time".

The next summer, employed as a busboy, he makes love and decides that sex "is a lot like eating, in that after a full meal, one feels, fallaciously, that he may never need to eat again. The memoir highlights the sexual attitudes in the fifties and sixties, making the stories even more enjoyable.

He encountered individual and institutional anti-Semitism at Alfred University yet led the frat-house fun, moving on to the Yale School of Drama, Chicago's Second City, New York theater, and a variety of romances.

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Beginning with his losing his virginity to a th Street prostitute, Klein reminisces about the women in his life and the sexual and sometimes loving relations he had with them.

There are also details of the women he took to bed in college and when he got into show business. Throughout, Klein reveals the hilarity of growing up and explores the mysteries and his own foibles in sex and relationships.

How he learned his craft, the problems he faced, and the people he knew are all well represented. The first four chapters cover his life in junior high and high school in the Bronx. Where were they going, a Ping-Pong match? Klein's father, Benny, cannot resist bringing up the Germans' complicity.

With an ego more fragile than Chinese pottery, Robert Klein has written a funny and evocative coming-of-age memoir — well worth the price if we say so ourselves.

In this portrait of a comic as a young man, Klein takes us back to the people and streets of his Bronx neighborhood, the eccentric cast of characters in the Catskills hotels and bungalow colonies where he worked, the college dorms where he received more than an academic education, the World's Fair where he fell in love, New York City and Chicago in the s as he developed his talent, and Los Angeles just as he was about to embark on a show business career.

THE AMOROUS BUSBOY OF DECATUR AVENUE: A Memoir

Each of these chapters comes complete with a photo of how Klein looked like at the time. We'll base this on various factors for example "If you like Jack Reacher He knew that if we, his publishers, were going to boldly ask you to purchase his book see above for pricehe would have to write something so The amorous busboy of Decatur Avenue book, so worthwhile, so meaningful as to make you want to send additional money to your bookseller in gratitude for having allowed you to partake in this reading experience.

The next five chapters are about his life at Alfred University in rural upstate New York. The amorous busboy of Decatur Avenue book is a book about the people and places that molded him, starting at his boyhood home in the Bronx and summers in the borscht belt of the Catskills, where he gets a job as a lifeguard.

To learn more about how we use and protect your data, please see our privacy policy. In he played the Canadian Ambassador on Madam Secretary. All in all this is a wonderful memoir of New York life in the s. Yet it is his very honesty at representing the male attitudes of the time that makes this aspect of the book especially interesting.

There are details on how he met anti-Semitism at an institutional and individual level at Alfred University yet still had loads of fun throughout his college life. Throughout, Klein reveals the hilarity of growing up and explores the mysteries and his own foibles in sex and relationships.

His first success in Chicago's Second City and his friendship with Rodney Dangerfield are highlights of this section. Required Cookies These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features. He encountered individual and institutional anti-Semitism at Alfred University yet led the frat-house fun, moving on to the Yale School of Drama, Chicago's Second City, New York theater, and a variety of romances.

But McVay's bullying haunts him, and he fantasizes revenge. Then came similar failures to write books about sea turtles, circumnavigation of the globe, building jet engines at home, the sociology of chickens, or fungi of the skin. Benny put his head down and began to sob.

All the best. This series by Cleo Coyle has been going strong since and is still publishing highly rated books every year.The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue is Robert Klein's memoirs of growing up in the Bronx in the s.

Born inKlein writes affectionately of the basic influences of his youth during the years to Each chapter begins with a picture of Klein during the period discussed/5. May 02,  · The Paperback of the The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue: A Child of the Fifties Looks Back by Robert Klein at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help3/5(3). “The Amorous Busboy Of Decatur Avenue” is a compendium of Klein’s reminiscences of his formative years from growing up in the Norwood section of the Bronx to trying to establish a career on.Aug 01,  · The Amorous Busboy Of Decatur Avenue by Robert Klein, pdf, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

The Amorous Busboy Of Decatur Avenue: Robert Klein: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience/5(86).The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue is Robert Klein's memoirs of growing up in the Bronx in the s. Born inKlein writes affectionately of the basic influences of his youth during the years to Each chapter begins with a picture of Klein during the period discussed/5.May 02,  · The Paperback of the The Ebook Busboy of Decatur Avenue: A Child of the Fifties Looks Back by Robert Klein at Barnes & Noble.

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