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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (62 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Art Buchwald Narrator: Art Buchwald Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Funny men don't necessarily have funny childhoods. Art Buchwald had to find his humor the hard way. In this poignant memoir, Buchwald writes with intimacy and candor about his early years - of a life constantly on the move, in the company of strangers. Shortly after I was born, my mother was taken away from me or I was taken from my mother,' he begins, as he tells of a childhood which took him from a Seventh-Day Adventist shelter to new York's Hebrew Orphan Asylum to a series of foster homes - all before the age of fifteen. It was an experience which forever molded him. By the time I was six or seven, I said to myself, This is ridiculous. I think I'll become a humorist.

Exactly how he negotiated the rocky path from the dining hall at the Hebrew Orphan Asylum to the best table at Maxim's in Paris is a memorable story told by a man who has made America laugh for 40 years. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rickyjez | 4/26/2013

    " Art shall be missed by many in this world. A sad story of perseverance and the many triumphs in his life that he so humbly tells about with his wry sense of humor. He is kind of like "eyeore" from winnie the pooh, only with charisma. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathy | 7/3/2012

    " It's been awhile since I've read this book, but I remember thoroughly enjoying reading about his experiences. He is such a wonderful writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Althea | 11/12/2011

    " Once again, Art Buchwald lets us into his life. We see him as an orphan living in foster homes, discovering New York City and eventually joining the Marines. Poignant and funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Althea | 12/21/2008

    " Once again, Art Buchwald lets us into his life. We see him as an orphan living in foster homes, discovering New York City and eventually joining the Marines. Poignant and funny. "

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