New PDF release: 700 Sundays

By Billy Crystal

ISBN-10: 0759569312

ISBN-13: 9780759569317

To help his kin, Billy Crystal's father, Jack, labored jobs, having just one day per week to spend together with his kinfolk. in response to Crystal's one-man Broadway express of a similar identify, "700 Sundays"--referring unfortunately to the time shared via an adoring father and his committed son--offers a heartfelt, hilarious memoir. pictures all through.

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And I wasn’t living in America. I was living in Austria in the village of (two coughs and a fart), and my par54 7 0 0 Sundays ents wanted me to have a better goddamn future, so they put me on the boat alone at nine years old. The SS Rotterdam. I came to America. I landed at Ellis Island August third, l903. On August the fourth, I got a job. Nine years old, I got myself a pushcart, and I would push it up the street. Which is how it got its name, pushcart. So I said to myself after a month of doing this, ‘Schmuck, put something in it.

It was Jews and jazz forever. The house always smelled of brisket and bourbon. How did this happen? One man was responsible, and he unknowingly changed my life. It was my Uncle Milt Gabler. 27 Mom and Uncle Milt, Silver Beach, 1932 Uncle Milt at the Commodore Music Shop CHAPTER 3 F or years and years, my grandfather had this little music store on 42nd Street between Lexington and Third that he called the Commodore Music Shop. And in it, he sold radios, electronic devices, that kind of thing. But during the summer months, he rented this little cottage on the ocean, a place called Silver Beach in Whitestone, under where the Throggs Neck Bridge is now.

He was a true eccentric, bigger than life. He had the mime ability of a circus clown, and he could do magic tricks, and would always use one of us as his assistant. He seemed more like our older brother. He was the uncle you could play with. He was an artist, who had actually been ordered by Eisenhower during World War II to interpret the war on canvas. His first assignment was D-Day. His life story would later become a docu22 7 0 0 Sundays mentary film directed by my daughter Lindsay, for HBO.

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