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Lucy in the Afternoon: An Intimate Memoir of Lucille Ball
Diehard Lucille Ball nuts are the likely readers of this corny star biography. Brochu, an admitted I Love Lucy freak, was 14 when he saw his heroine in a Broadway play and apparently never got over it. Years later, near the end of her life, he became a daily afternoon fixture for backgammon and conversation. Readers who can stomach Brochu's constant self-aggrandizement--the book actually opens and closes with his dreams about Lucy--will come away with some interesting stories about her phenomenal rise on TV, marriage to and breakup from Desi Arnaz, and relationships with co-stars ranging from Bob Hope to Richard Burton. There's no denying that Ball was a pioneering force in TV comedy; it's too bad that this "special friend's loving tribute" is so fawning.
- Kevin Sweeney, Chicago, Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Condition: Never read but shows slight age from storage.
- Hardcover: 271 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (April 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0688086462
- ISBN-13: 978-0688086466