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Actor and comedian Billy Crystal has forged a highly successful career by portraying other people in movies like When Harry Met Sally… and City Slickers But in 700 Sundays a memoir based on his one man Broadway play of the same name Crystal tells his own story dissecting an often complex relationship with his father and how that relationship resonated in other aspects of his life His father Jack Crystal was an influential jazz concert promoter and operated an influential jazz record label affording his son an opportunity to tell stories of bei Funny but sad Title refers to the amount of time spent with his father who was busy working two jobs to support his wife and three sons Come to think of it most children only see their fathers on weekends they're too busy working to support their families The only difference here is that Billy's dad died when he was 15 That's why it was only 700 But the Billy Crystal humor comes through here and he shows where it lot of it came from Not sure if the book came before the play or not but I saw the dramatization on HBO I think Very true to the book Brought me laughter and tears at a time when I needed them

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700 SundaysDing some decent laughs Interestingly there is very little reference to the better known accomplishments of Crystal's Hollywood career as the author chooses to focus instead on the seemingly mundane but highly entertaining aspects of his Long Island roots Though 700 Sundays the name comes from Crystal's estimation of how many Sundays he got to spend with his father is packaged here in book form it reads like a piece of theater and specifically like a selection of memories about a father lovingly and touchingly re told by his loving son John Moe Who knew Billy Crystal's life was touched by so many different characters and cultures This book focuses on his father mostly and the estimated amount of time he had to spend with his family Like many fathers back then they only had 1 day a week to spend together And if you were lucky you looked forward to it Billy adds in the personalities of so many other characters that touch his life through the years There's the LI mobster Billy's extended family complete with accents and baggage his neighborhood friends the jazz musicians his high school friends his sports friendsI started to wonder how much was embellished But it was entertaining and if it was mostly true you can understand why Billy can be such a chameleon when it comes to imitating people There are a few gems of wisdom in there as well such as the uote that says heroes are in our own families and some insights into fatherson relationships Billy can be profound as well as funny It was an enjoyable mostly light read that reminded me of Sam Levenson

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DOC ☆ READER 700 Sundays ´ 9780446578677 FREE ´ MONEYEXPRESSCARD ´ Actor and comedian Billy Crystal has forged a highly successful career by portraying other people in movies like When Harry Met Sally… and City Slickers But in 700 Sundays a memoir based on his one man Broadway play of the samNg taken to his first movie by Billie Holliday and seeing his grandmother suggest that Louis Armstrong simply try coughing it up But Jack died when his son was fifteen years old soon after a forever unresolved argument between the two leaving Billy to cope with crushing grief while simultaneously and perhaps ironically trying to launch a career in comedy This lends 700 Sundays much needed gravity in a volume that is packed with zingy one liners and whimsical observations that serve to illustrate the comedy career Crystal forged while also provi uick read I like Billy Crystal so it was interesting to read a little bit about his life If you read the book you will understand the title and the significance