Love, Lucy

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 286 pages
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"Over thirty years ago, the undisputed queen of comedy sat down to record the story of her life. Lucille Ball was at the pinnacle of her success in show business, having teamed with Desi Arnaz (whom she had married in 1940) to make I Love Lucy and The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour and, after her divorce from Desi, The Lucy Show. No comedienne had made America laugh so hard, no television actress had made the leap from Ziegfeld, radio, and film to land on the nation's picture tubes with such zany style and comedic charm. Lucille Ball as Lucy Ricardo was a part of our lives then - and forty-five years later she still is." "A recently discovered treasure, Love, Lucy is the valentine Lucille Ball left for her fans - the story of the ingenue from Jamestown, New York, determined to go to Broadway, destined to make a big splash, bound to marry her Valentino, Desi Arnaz. It tells of their life together - both storybook and turbulent: intimate stories of their children and friends; wonderful backstage anecdotes; the creation of the most popular show on TV; the production empire they founded; the dissolution of their marriage. And, with a heartfelt happy ending, her enduring marriage to Gary Morton."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - MizPurplest - LibraryThing

Honestly, I couldn't even make it past the first chapter. I picked this up because of a decent review I read of it, but found the writing dull and uninspired, and I guess I'm not into Lucy enough to read it despite that... If you really love Lucy, then maybe. For me, a no-go. Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa Burris - Goodreads

Dictated to a ghost writer in the 1960s, this autobiography of the comic legend was only published in the 1990s. Packed with photographs and remarkably candid for the time period in which it was ... Read full review


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