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"Being There is one of those rare books which echoes in the mind long after you have finished it. It will survive as a seminal work of the Seventies."--New York Post. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I loved the film when it came out. I wanted to read the book to see what it contained. I was not disappointed but perhaps should have read the book first as the film naturally... Read morePublished 1 month ago by PawPaw
Excellent story of mental illness in a time when it was not acceptable. No diagnosis ever discussed in this mans existence.Published 1 month ago by Happy Camper
The book is such a good one, i cannot believe i waited so long to purchase it.
It is a good read.
Although well written the book now seems dated. The characters were unbelievably ignorant.
Some parts were very funny.
An older book that doesn't wear well.
The movie that was based on this book is my favorite movie ever and this book was really good made me read everything Kosinski wrote but this is his best book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by John Alexander
it is really a very good book. i like it . the story is funny and main charactertistic is humorPublished 8 months ago by wendy wu
If for nothing but the performances of Shirley MacClaine, Peter Sellars and the Biltmore Estate (in Asheville, NC) getting this movie is worth it... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have read everything Jerzy Kosinski has written and "Being There" is one of his best books. I also really like "Steps".Published 8 months ago by Charlotte A. Glassman
From what author Jersy Koskinski writes in the first few pages of this short novel, a reasonable take on the back-story goes like this: main character Chance’s mother died in... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Glenn Russell