Ball of Fire by Stefan Kanfer audiobook

Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball

By Stefan Kanfer
Read by Nan McNamara

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212065368

  • ISBN: 9798212065351

  • ISBN: 9798212065375

Runtime: 14.08 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

As a movie actress Lucille Ball was, in her own words, "queen of the B-pluses." But on the small screen she was a superstar—arguably the funniest and most enduring in the history of TV. In this exemplary biography, Stefan Kanfer explores the roots of Lucy's genius and places it in the context of her conflicted and sometimes bitter personal life.

Ball of Fire gives us Lucy in all her contradictions. Here is the beauty who became a master of knock-down slapstick; the control freak whose comic alter ego thrived on chaos, the worshipful TV housewife whose real marriage ended in public disaster. Here, too, is an intimate view of the dawn of television and of the America that embraced it. Charming, informative, touching. and laugh-out-loud funny, this is the book Lucy's fans have been waiting for.

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Author Bio: Stefan Kanfer

Author Bio: Stefan Kanfer

Stefan Kanfer, a writer and editor at Time magazine for more than twenty years, is the author of the bestselling biographies Groucho and Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball. He has also written Stardust Lost, The Eighth Sin, A Summer World, The Last Empire, and Serious Business. Named a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library and recipient of numerous writing awards, he is currently a contributing editor for City Journal.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 14.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English