- Hardcover: 267 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York; First edition (1955)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000M0X1MM
- Package Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,178,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I Love Her, That's Why! (1955) (Signed) Hardcover – 1955
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Top Customer Reviews
George dealt with the struggles of that time with humor and optimism and he was a brilliant writer. I didn't realize that he wrote most all his material except for his TV show where he collaborated with other very gifted writers.
I really enjoyed reading this book and recommend it to anyone who is interested in vintage TV and vaudeville.
George Burns plays from his strength here-- this is first person narrative from a comedian who made a living using person person monologues. The fond and warm memories growing up poor among a large family in a neighborhood of first generation immigrants are a great reflection on the optimism of the American experience. This is a wildly enjoyable collection of stories told about multiple sequential failures that never resulted in self-doubt. The delight of eventual success seems all the sweeter.
That said the book is filled with entertaining and enlightening stories about Burns, his wife and times. If you can get past the dated styling it's worth the read.
There is a lack of depth to Burns' story, and I would have like a more personal touch, but his characteristic "voice" did shine through. The info on his celebrity friends was a bit lacking, but plenty of stories from the early years. There are whole decades of info missing from his story. My biggest complaint is that there was no context provided: no years, no historical backdrop. It's just all about how he made it big at last after years of trying and his courting of Gracie.
Still enjoyed it though.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
makes watching the re-runs of their tv show even better knowing the backstory too