Ladies and gentlemen lenny bruce book
Ladies and Gentlemen Lenny Bruce!! by Goldman, AlbertPublished by Random House, New York. Seller Rating:. Condition: POOR. Noticeably used book. Heavy wear to cover. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting.
Ladies and Gentlemen-Lenny Bruce, by Albert Goldman
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Upon picking up a battered copy of this book cheaply on eBay, I had very little idea who Lenny Bruce actually was. The extent of my knowledge was he was an American comic who died fairly young and…. My reason for reading the book stemmed from my interest in the author, Albert Goldman. I had been led to believe that these were trashy, tabloid-style exaggerations simply designed to titillate. But I quickly realised that they were very well written by a very well-educated writer, who was passionate about his subjects and who had clearly gone to a lot of trouble researching his books. The book opens with a bang, detailing a typical day in the life of Lenny Bruce — holing up in a seedy New York hotel, comedy bits, shooting up drugs not guns and general tales of chaos and spontaneity. On the one hand, he was a hopeless drug addict, who was a slave to his addiction.