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Mr. Simon began his writing career in television, writing The Phil Silvers Show and Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows. He has also written the screen adaptations of Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Sunshine Boys, California Suite, Chapter Two, and I Ought to Be in Pictures. His original screenplays include The Out-of-Towners, The Hearbreak Kid, Murder by Death, The Goodbye Girl, The Cheap Detective, Seems Like Old Times, Only When I Laugh, Max Dugan Returns, and The Slugger's Wife. He received the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1991 for Lost in Yonkers.
The author lives in California and New York. He is married to Diane Lander and has three daughters, Ellen, Nancy, and Bryn.
Plays are meant to be seen, but they can be enjoyed as a reading experience as well. This simple little story about a family surviving the Great Depression with humor is... Read morePublished 4 days ago by M. Jackson
I liked the printed copy. It was easy to read and seem complete.
I found it difficult, at times, to follow along wiith Eugene's teenage existential anguish. Read more
My son wore the cover off of it with his play. He played Eugene in the play and the book was a real blessing!Published 11 months ago by Scott Amundsen
I loved May, the was the spirit of the book for me and it was crazy. The book was in great condition and it was a fast delivery.Published 13 months ago by Sebastian
Set in the late 1930's. An aunt and two cousins have moved into the Brighton Beach NY home of Eugene and his family. Read morePublished 19 months ago by C. Perez
Yes, I know that Broadway Bound and Lost in Yonkers are a bit more sophisticated but I find the characters, humor, and issues addressed more, well, entertaining. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Marty Nemko
It arrived in time for me to read the chapters. The condition of the book was great and there was no wear and tear.Published on June 11, 2012 by je