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To support his family, Billy Crystal's father, Jack, worked two jobs, having only one day a week to spend with his family. Based on Crystal's one-­man Broadway show of the same name, "700 Sundays"--­referring sadly to the time shared by an adoring father and his devoted son--­offers a heartfelt, hilarious memoir. Photos throughout.

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Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America’s favorite comedians as he turns 65, and a look back at a remarkable career
Billy Crystal is turning 65, and he’s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like “Buying the Plot” and “Nodding Off,­” Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, his years doing stand-­up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live , When Harry Met Sally , and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Readers get a front-­row seat to his one-­day career with . . .

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Billy Crystal is turning 65, and he’s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like “Buying the Plot” and “Nodding Off,­” Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, his years doing stand-­up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at,, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Readers get a front-­row seat to his one-­day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever “test positive for Maalox”), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including . . .

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Pointenreich und voller Selbstironie schildert Billy Crystal, einer der bekanntesten Komödianten der Welt, seine Erfahrungen mit dem Altwerden und blickt zurück auf seine Karriere.

Billy Crystal wird 65. Toll findet er das nicht, denn irgendwie lässt sich das Alter nun nicht mehr leugnen. Absurde Gebrechen drängen in sein Leben, etwa Schlaflosigkeit und Erinnerungslücken. Sachen lösen sich förmlich in Luft auf, und immer häufiger verlässt er den Esstisch mit vollgekleckertem Hemd … Der einzige Trost: Er ist nicht allein – sein Schicksal teilen Millionen anderer Männer. Und: Sein Leben hat ihm jede Menge großartiger Momente beschert, an die er sich in seinem Buch gerne erinnert: seine Karriere als Standup- Comedian, eine Affäre mit Sophia Loren und eine Freundschaft mit Mohammed Ali, legendäre Auftritte in »Saturday Night Live« und Hollywoodfilmen wie »Harry und Sally«. Das Leben als Senior indes hält ganz andere Herausforderungen bereit: denn wo, verdammt, sind schon wieder die . . .

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