North/the Tale of a Boy Who Becomes a Free Agent and Travels the World in Search of the Perfect Parents

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Random House Incorporated, 1994 - Fiction - 135 pages
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He's smart, he's strong, he's tough, and he's nine years old. His name is North, and everybody appreciates him - except his parents. So North goes to court and wins "free agency" from Mom and Dad. Thus begins a comic odyssey as he searches the world for a set of parents who truly deserve him. Meanwhile, North's emancipation changes the structure of American family life - with kids calling all the shots!

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About the author (1994)

An original Saturday Night Live writer, Alan Zweibel has won numerous Emmy and Writers Guild awards for his work in television, which also includes It's Garry Shandling's Show (which he co-created and produced), PBS's Great Performances, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. His many critically acclaimed theater credits include Bunny Bunny: Gilda Radner, A Sort of Romantic Comedy, which he adapted from his own book, as well as collaborating with Billy Crystal on his one-man 700 Sundays. He recently published a children's book titled Our Tree Named Steve, and his fiction has appeared in such diverse publications as Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, and Mad magazine.
Alan and his wife, Robin, live in Los Angeles and New Jersey and have three children, Adam, Lindsay, and Sari.

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