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Bunny, Bunny: Gilda Radner, A Sort of Romantic Comedy Paperback – May 1, 2000
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More About the Author
A frequent guest on late night talk shows, Alan's theatrical contributions include his collaboration with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award winning play "700 Sundays", Martin Short's Broadway hit "Fame Becomes Me", and the off-Broadway play "Bunny Bunny - Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy" which he adapted from his best-selling book.
Other books by Alan are the 2006 Thurber Prize winning novel "The Other Shulman", the popular children's book "Our Tree Named Steve", "North", a collection of short stories and essays titled "Clothing Optional, and the novel "Lunatics" that he co-wrote with Dave Barry.
Alan's humor has also appeared in such diverse publications as The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Op-Ed page, The Huffington Post and MAD Magazine. He has also penned two best selling e-books titled "From My Bottom Drawer: Vols. I and II".
The co-writer of the screenplays for the films "Dragnet", "North", and "The Story of Us", Alan has received an honorary PhD. from the State University of New York and because of the diversity of his body or work, in 2010 the Writers Guild of America, East gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Alan is currently an executive producer on Showtime's documentary series "Inside Comedy" starring David Steinberg, is writing and producing a pilot for IFC, is awaiting publication of a forthcoming middle grade novel titled "Benjamin Franklin: Huge Pain In My Ass" (Hyperion) that he co-wrote with Adam Mansbach, and is writing the book for a Broadway musical version of "Field of Dreams.
And in addition to the late night talk shows, on the TV screen he's also appeared in episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Law & Order".
But the production that Alan is most proud of is the family he's co-produced with his wife Robin; their children Adam, Lindsay and Sari; and their grandchildren Zachary, Alexis, Jordan and Kylie.
Top Customer Reviews
Using such a marvelous display of friendship and affection, Zweibel reminisces about the very early stages of their friendship all the way until her untimely death in 1989. Illustrations also accompany the pages, and add even more character to an already fantastic story.
To those who remember Gilda, this book will serve as a gentle reminder of the struggle friends encounter when a friend battles disease. To those who do not, this book also gives insight into two very wonderful people whos friendship will never die- the talented Gilda, and her writer and best friend Alan Zweibel.
I got this book (bunny bunny) from the library and loved it. It helped me greatly with me paper and presentation. It helped me to understand her, her relationship with Zweibel. I am now waiting for my zweibel.
I recemend this to anyone, it is entertaining and moving. I cried during half of it and laughed during the other half. It is grand!
Using recreated dialogues between Gilda and himself, Mr. Zweibel recounts their first meeting on the set of Saturday Night Live when Gilda asks him if he will write a scene for her where she is a parakeet. From this opening story we then see their friendship forged as they work together, vacation together, get mad at one another and finally comfort one another over various events in their lives. Mr. Zweibel captures the essence of two young people in crazy business on the brink of great success beautifully and we revel in their friendship. There are so many wonderful moments I will remember like when Gilda talks about her fame and Alan is overjoyed when he gets a credit card and gets another one to pay off the first one. The when we read from the night when John Lennon dies outside of Gilda's apartment house to asking Alan to meet her new love, Gene Wilder. And as we are laughing all too soon our joy turns to sorrow as Gilda is diagnosed with ovarian cancer ending her life too shortly at 39.
This is a wonderful love story about two people who meet and fall in love even if isn't the same kind of conventional love story you might have expected.
Read this book - you'll laugh, you'll cry and end the book
Wishing we still had this talented woman still among us and especially that our sort of love story with Gilda went on forever.
I LOVE this book!
No Hollywood fluff, real life!
PS As an additional bonus, Alan Zweibel is completely approachable and friendly. Read the play and send him an e-mail. He'll probably answer and it will be him, not some cookie cutter response from a publicist. He's such a kind soul.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Uh... She's one of my greatest idols of comedy. This whiney description of a friendship with her exposes her humanness. That doesn't mean I have to like it does it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by donita sather
As a long time fan of Gilda Radners as well as the works of Alan Zweible. What a joy it was to discover this book. I felt like I was eves dropping on a beautiful relationship. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nancy Lombardo
Loved this play. Made me laugh out loud and then broke my heart. I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Zwiebel shortly after reading. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Author Jude Johnson
This is one of my favorite books ever written. It's timeless and such a beautiful story. Alan Zweibel did a wonderful job condensing their 14-year relationship down to this lovely... Read morePublished 9 months ago by LovesDaisies
Saw the play (loved it) and that's what prompted me to buy the book. A very quick read and it's sweet and honest. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Shelley S. Clark