700 Sundays

700 Sundays

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
A memoir based on the actor's Broadway play describes his experiences growing up in a family headed by a father who worked two jobs to support the family before succumbing to heart failure when Crystal was fifteen-years-old.

Blackwell North Amer
Billy Crystal opens the front door to a time in his life when he shared joy, love, music, and laughter with an eccentric family headed by the hardworking father who left them all too soon.
To support his family, Billy's father, Jack, worked two jobs and long hours and could spare only Sundays to spend with his loved ones. But these precious days would be in short supply - Jack's life was suddenly ended by a heart attack when Billy was just fifteen. 700 Sundays refers to the sadly precise amount of time shared by a devoted father and his adoring son.
From the story of the Crystal family's proud connection to the New York jazz scene of the 40s and 50s ... to the hilarious living room performances that would sow the seeds of Billy's unparalleled career ... to the times of tragedy, heartbreak, and his mother's unending courage, 700 Sundays celebrates the memories, the love, and all the other wonderful gifts parents can give a child. It is not the story of Billy Crystal's great career. It is a tribute to a family and the people who helped make him a man.

Baker
& Taylor

A memoir based on the Emmy-nominated actor's Broadway play is a humorous and poignant portrayal of his youth that describes his experiences of growing up in a family headed by a father who worked two jobs to support the family before succumbing to heart failure when Crystal was fifteen. 750,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446578677
0446578673
Branch Call Number: Biography C889c
Characteristics: vi, 182 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Seven hundred Sundays

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larryter Oct 24, 2013

disappointed. comes across like a guy with a chip on his shoulder and he is better than that. plus, this was supposed to be the story of his life- not his parents. or was it?

if he really didn't have much to write about,he should have begged off.
but i cannot believe he had nothing tell us about the background stories of working on Saturday Night Live and Soap and all the great movies he did.

Don't read it unless you want to feel ferklempt, as Mike Meyers would say

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