I hate to say that because I just loved it so much....ipso facto i am old.
The book is a mixture of formats, including interviews/dialogues between the author and Brecher, who are both quick and funny.
At a book signing, I heard some of the recorded conversations author Hank Rosenfeld had with screenwriter Irv Brecher.
Incredible publication, the epitome of humor. It will make, your sides ache !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If laughter is the best medicine, be careful not to overdose !!!!!Published 9 months ago by JFK
This is a truly wonderful book, both a great history of Hollywood and a wonderful insight on the entire Marx brother family.Published on December 15, 2012 by J. Viola
I have enjoyed a lot the reading of this book. Irving Brecher is a great narrator and he's got plenty of fascinating stuff to tell, though I guess he's giving himself sometimes too... Read morePublished on July 8, 2011 by Gaspar
Mind you, I'm a nut about the Marx Brothers and the great comedians of that era. Prior to this book I could only view it through old movies and the haze of time. Read morePublished on June 16, 2011 by tomsherm
It's funny -- in places. It's informative -- in places. But it ain't great. A little less salty language would have been nice. Read morePublished on October 27, 2010 by BioMaster
What is wrong with me? Everybody seems to enjoy this book a lot. I do not care about the jokes in this book. I once buyed a Bob Hope joke book and it was a waste of money. Read morePublished on March 23, 2010 by Markku Ojanen
This book should be a national best seller - it's one of the funniest and most interesting books I've read in years. Read morePublished on December 19, 2009 by Common Sense Mom
Fragments from many interviews with veteran writer, director and producer Irv Brecher do not make for a very readable book. Read morePublished on December 13, 2009 by Rory Coker
Hank Rosenfeld, a stalwart of Spy and NPR, has done a great job collaborating on this memoir-cum-biography of the great Hollywood screenwriter Irving Brecher, who wrote screenplays... Read morePublished on November 4, 2009 by Jamie Malanowski