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One of America's most beloved entertainers takes us home. Billy Crystal opens the front door to a time in his life when he shared joy, love, music, and laughter with an eccentric family headed by the hardworking father who left them all too soon. From the story of the Crystal family's proud connection to the New York jazz scene of the 40s and 50s, to the hilarious living room performances that would sow the seeds of Billy's career, to the times of tragedy, heartbreak, and his mother's unending courage, this book celebrates the memories, the love, and all the other wonderful gifts parents can give a child. This is a tribute to a family and the people who helped make him a man.--From publisher description.… (mais)
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Wow.

Just read it. Really. Just read it. ( )
  youngheart80 | Jun 15, 2021 |
First word that comes to mind is engaging. I'm about 15 pages in, and subsequently digging it very much. Billy's written voice is very similar to his spoken in that you can easily hear him speak the words in his trademark friendly conversational tone. Funny stuff too so far- ( )
  CurioCollective | Jun 25, 2020 |
Most of people know him
for his large screen roles,
or put into other words,
for all kinds of large screen movie roles
he's had throughout
his entire movie career,

but not everyone knows
that this man is actually
a dearly devoted family man,
who by the looks of it,
would have done everything
for his family if his family
would have ever encountered
a truly terrible crisis.

I was deeply moved by
his words of knowledge
and wisdom,

I was deeply moved
by sincerity within
his truly touching words,

and especially by his humility,
humbleness, and kindness,

for he didn't talk on and on
about his movie career and
all other things and all other stuff
connected to whatever's been going on
in Hollywood industry at the time,

but he's actually shared his softer side with me
as his book's avid reader and made me see
that family, even though we sometimes
don't understand each other,
argue over pointless things
we shouldn't even argue about,
is very important,

and should always remain
on the first spot in our lives.

This man puts his family first
and I truly respect him for that,
and I find it truly admirable,
that success he's had with
all of his large screen movie roles
didn't convince him
to choose a different path
and try to handle things
differently. ( )
  Champ88 | Dec 25, 2019 |
This is a touching and funny memoir. ( )
  cubsfan3410 | Sep 1, 2018 |
I wouldn't say this book was "amazing", but I did want to give it 5 stars: Quick, easy read, good story, and funny to boot! I was amazed by this book because he starts out saying that this book isn't about his career; instead it's about his father. So, I was expecting a more somber read. But I was pleasantly surprised when I found it not only interesting (all the famous folks his dad knew), but funny!! (There were a ton of parts where I literally laughed out loud.) And I'm kinda hard to please when it comes to reading.

So glad I found this! A definite "Read Again". ( )
  GettinBetter | Jun 27, 2016 |
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One of America's most beloved entertainers takes us home. Billy Crystal opens the front door to a time in his life when he shared joy, love, music, and laughter with an eccentric family headed by the hardworking father who left them all too soon. From the story of the Crystal family's proud connection to the New York jazz scene of the 40s and 50s, to the hilarious living room performances that would sow the seeds of Billy's career, to the times of tragedy, heartbreak, and his mother's unending courage, this book celebrates the memories, the love, and all the other wonderful gifts parents can give a child. This is a tribute to a family and the people who helped make him a man.--From publisher description.

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