Funny Girl

Author: Nick Hornby

Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)

ISBN: 1101983353

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

View: 3465

"Set in 1960's London, ... a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingenue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters"--Provided by publisher.

Funny Girl

Funniest. Stories. Ever.

Author: Betsy Bird

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698409442

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4575

Funny Girl is a collection of uproarious stories, rollicking comics, rib-tickling wit, and more, from 25 of today’s funniest female writers for kids. What could be funnier than family? Read stories about Ursula Brown's grandmother driving her on a road trip to disaster, Lisa Brown's little brother getting a Tic-Tac stuck up his nose, and Carmen Agra Deedy's mom setting the bathtub on fire. What could be funnier than friends? Pretty much nothing, as Rita Williams-Garcia shows two besties hatching a bird-brained scheme to get on to a TV talk show, and Deborah Underwood introduces a dynamic dog-and-cat duo teaming up on a pet advice column. What could be funnier than YOU? Tell your future with Mad Libs, discover your Chinese Zodiac sign with Lenore Look, and learn the best tricks of the comedy trade from professional humorists like Adrianne Chalepah and Delaney Yeager. With clever contributions from award-winning and bestselling authors including Cece Bell, Sophie Blackall, Libba Bray, Shannon Hale, Lisa Graff, and Raina Telgemeier, this anthology of funny girls will make you laugh until you cry. Or cry until you laugh. Or maybe you won't cry at all. Either way, you'll definitely laugh. Funny Girl isn’t just an anthology: it’s a cause, a mission, a movement. Girls are funny. Now it’s time for the world to know it. From the Hardcover edition.

Fanny Brice

The Original Funny Girl

Author: Herbert G. Goldman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195359015

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 638

View: 2073

"I've done everything in the theatre except marry a property man," Fanny Brice once boasted. "I've acted for Belasco and I've laid 'em out in the rows at the Palace. I've doubled as an alligator; I've worked for the Shuberts; and I've been joined to Billy Rose in the holy bonds. I've painted the house boards and I've sold tickets and I've been fired by George M. Cohan. I've played in London before the king and in Oil City before miners with lanterns in their caps." Fanny Brice was indeed show business personified, and in this luminous volume, Herbert G. Goldman, acclaimed biographer of Al Jolson, illuminates the life of the woman who inspired the spectacularly successful Broadway show and movie Funny Girl, the vehicle that catapulted Barbra Streisand to super stardom. In a work that is both glorious biography and captivating theatre history, Goldman illuminates both Fanny's remarkable career on stage and radio--ranging from her first triumph as "Sadie Salome" to her long run as radio's "Baby Snooks"--and her less-than-triumphant personal life. He reveals a woman who was a curious mix of elegance and earthiness, of high and low class, a lady who lived like a duchess but cursed like a sailor. She was probably the greatest comedienne the American stage has ever known as well as our first truly great torch singer, the star of some of the most memorable Ziegfeld Follies in the 1910s and 1920s, and Goldman covers her theatrical career and theatre world in vivid detail. But her personal life, as Goldman shows, was less successful. The great love of her life, the gangster Nick Arnstein, was dashing, handsome, sophisticated, but at bottom, a loser who failed at everything from running a shirt hospital to manufacturing fire extinguishers, and who spent a good part of their marriage either hiding out, awaiting trial, or in prison. Her first marriage was over almost as soon as it was consummated, and her third and last marriage, to Billy Rose, the "Bantam Barnum," ended acrimoniously when Rose left her for swimmer Eleanor Holm. As she herself remarked, "I never liked the men I loved, and I never loved the men I liked." Through it all, she remained unaffected, intelligent, independent, and, above all, honest. Goldman's biography of Al Jolson has been hailed by critics, fellow biographers, and entertainers alike. Steve Allen called it "an amazing job of research" and added "Goldman's book brings Jolson back to life indeed." The Philadelphia Inquirer said it was "the most comprehensive biography to date," and Ronald J. Fields wrote that "Goldman has captured not only the wonderful feel of Al Jolson but the heartbeat of his time." Now, with Fanny Brice, Goldman provides an equally accomplished portrait of the greatest woman entertainer of that illustrious era, a volume that will delight every lover of the stage.

The Funny Girl

Author: D. L. Green

Publisher: Funny Girl

ISBN: 9781496564849

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2648

In search of an identity, fourth-grader Shelby Bloom worries that she's no sports superstar, no whiz kid, no social butterfly, and no beauty queen. But she is funny-at least she thinks she is-so she decides she'll be the funny girl, the one who wins friends by keeping them in stitches. Soon she finds that while she really does have a comic flair, she also has a few things to learn about what makes people laugh, when the timing is right, and how things can go wrong for the jokester. See a video interview with the author and discover more titles in the series when you scan the book with the free Capstone 4D augmented reality app.

Summary of Funny Girl

By Nick Hornby | Includes Analysis

Author: Instaread Summaries

Publisher: Idreambooks

ISBN: 9781945251085

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 30

View: 8132

Funny Girl: A Novel by Nick Hornby | A 15-minute Summary & AnalysisPreview:Funny Girl is a novel by writer Nick Hornby set in Blackpool, England in 1964. It tells the storyof twenty-one year old Barbara Parker, a beautiful blonde, who wants to become a comedicactress like Lucille Ball.Barbara wins the Miss Blackpool beauty pageant. Barbara wants more than anything to get out ofBlackpool. When she realizes the title of Miss Blackpool commits her to a year of hospital visitsand charity events, Barbara gives the title to the runner up and leaves for London.Barbara gets a job working the cosmetics counter at Derry and Toms, a department store onKensington High Street. She meets Marjorie, who works in the shoe department, and accepts anoffer to become her roommate.Barbara tells Marjorie she wants to become an actress. Marjorie suggests she buy a copy of TheStage, a trade paper that advertises auditions...PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT theoriginal book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Funny Girl* Summary of entire book* Introduction to the Important People in the book* Analysis of the Themes and Author's StyleAbout the AuthorWith Instaread, you can get the summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read everychapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience.

The Secret Life of a Funny Girl

Author: Susan Chalker Browne

Publisher: Pennywell Books

ISBN: 9781771170123

Category: Teenage girls

Page: 165

View: 1753

It's the year of our Lord 1971, and Maureen O'Neill is one of the smartest girls at Fatima Academy. One of the funniest, too. Her teachers don't like it, but her friends think she's a riot. But one day her world begins to crumble apart, and Maureen is forced to keep a terrible secret. Meanwhile, the girls are whispering about her, the boys are starting to notice her, and the teachers are driving her crazy. The Secret Life of a Funny Girl is award-winning writer Susan Chalker Browne's tenth book for children and her first young adult novel.

Hello, Gorgeous

Becoming Barbra Streisand

Author: William J. Mann

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547905866

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 2672

“Masterful . . . Many books have been written about Streisand but few, if any, put readers as close to the subject as Mann does” (Miami Herald). A legendary singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker with multiple Academy, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, and even two Peabody awards to her name, Barbara Streisand is a talent like no other. In Hello, Gorgeous, celebrity biographer William J. Mann profiles the Brooklyn-born talent, focusing on her early years, honing her persona at Greenwich Village nightclubs like the Blue Angel and the Bon Soir. Streisand lost her father at an early age and had a rocky relationship with her mother, but her natural abilities and supernatural chutzpah soon earned her the role of a lifetime: a starring role as Fanny Brice in the Broadway musical, Funny Girl. In lush detail, Mann chronicles Streisand’s dizzying ascent from an unknown dreamer into one of the world’s most beloved superstars. “Mann’s meticulous research and insightful analysis go deeper than any previous biography: shedding light on the formative years that shaped Streisand’s persona, debunking some myths . . . and providing a cultural snapshot of the wild and free-spirited era in which Streisand blossomed.” —USA Today

Making Friends and Horsing Around

A 4D Book

Author: D. L. Green

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1496564758

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 904

After her family moves across the country and she starts at a new school, Shelby Bloom struggles to make friends and find her place. She tries to share other kids' interests but doesn't fit in with the fashionistas, the burping boys, or the rock star wannabes. Finally, Shelby discovers she has more in common with the horse-loving girls than she'd thought, and she finds two friends who love a good laugh almost as much as she does. See a video interview with the author and discover more titles in the series when you scan the book with the free Capstone 4D augmented reality app.

Funny girl

Author: Jule Styne,Isobel Lennart,Bob Merrill

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 181

View: 4390

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The Talk-Funny Girl

Author: Roland Merullo

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 030745293X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3493

Raised by parents so intentionally isolated that they speak their own hybrid dialect, abused youth Marjorie witnesses her parents' submission to a sadistic cult leader before she is rescued by another abuse survivor who teaches her stoneworking skills.

Funny Girl: A Novel by Nick Hornby | A 15-minute Summary & Analysis

A Novel

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9548

Funny Girl: A Novel by Nick Hornby | A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Preview: Funny Girl is a novel by writer Nick Hornby set in Blackpool, England in 1964. It tells the story of twenty-one year old Barbara Parker, a beautiful blonde, who wants to become a comedic actress like Lucille Ball. Barbara wins the Miss Blackpool beauty pageant. Barbara wants more than anything to get out of Blackpool. When she realizes the title of Miss Blackpool commits her to a year of hospital visits and charity events, Barbara gives the title to the runner up and leaves for London. Barbara gets a job working the cosmetics counter at Derry and Toms, a department store on Kensington High Street. She meets Marjorie, who works in the shoe department, and accepts an offer to become her roommate. Barbara tells Marjorie she wants to become an actress. Marjorie suggests she buy a copy of The Stage, a trade paper that advertises auditions… PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Funny Girl • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

A Memoir

Author: Carrie Brownstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101599545

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 3591

From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, the book Kim Gordon says "everyone has been waiting for" and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015-- a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life--and finding yourself--in music. Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as “America’s best rock band” by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations, and redefined notions of gender in rock. HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era’s flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later. With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one’s true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll. From the Hardcover edition.

Perijee & Me

Author: Ross Montgomery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399553975

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 224

View: 9889

Caitlin, the only young person living on Middle Island, finds Perijee, a tiny alien, on the beach and he becomes her secret friend, but Perijee's rapid growth is a big problem.

What's So Funny?

Silly Stickers, Wacky Jokes, Funny Posters, Crazy Photos, and More!

Author: Trula Magruder,Chris Lorette David

Publisher: Amer Girl Pub

ISBN: 9781593693459

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 95

View: 1257

Readers will laugh out loud at the silly stuff inside this tear-and-share book. Girls can choose their own fabulously funny fortunes, write ridiculous news reports, and create goofy names for their own bands and restaurants! Peel-off joke stickers and pullout posters allow readers to express their silly sides wherever they go!

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Author: Amy Schumer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501139908

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7114

#1 New York Times Bestseller "Amy Schumer's book will make you love her even more. For a comedian of unbridled (and generally hilarious) causticity, Schumer has written a probing, confessional, unguarded, and, yes, majorly humanizing non-memoir, a book that trades less on sarcasm, and more on emotional resonance." —Vogue "The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is an alternatingly meditative, sexually explicit, side-splittingly hilarious, heart-wrenching, disturbing, passionately political, and always staggeringly authentic ride through the highs and lows of the comedic powerhouse's life to date." —Harper's Bazaar "This is your happy hour with Amy Schumer...It's Bossypants meets Trainwreck meets your long weekend." —TheSkimm “Amy’s got your back. She’s in your corner. She’s an honesty bomb. And she’s coming for you.” —Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck co-star The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed film Trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor. Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays. In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is—a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend—an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever. Whether she’s experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line, sharing her own views on love and marriage, admitting to being an introvert, or discovering her cross-fit instructor’s secret bad habit, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition, laughing out loud, and sobbing uncontrollably—but only because it’s over.

Nookietown

A Novel

Author: V.C. Chickering

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466871156

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7196

Recently divorced, 40-something single-mom, Lucy, is lonely, bored and craving physical connection. So, when her trusted long-time married friend, Nancy, begs Lucy to sleep with her husband to save her marriage, Lucy goes for it. It's such a success, the two friends invent a town-wide underground barter system whereby Nancy's married girlfriends sub-contract Lucy's divorcee friends to sleep with their husbands so they don't have to as often. It's a win, win, win- for a while. Then it all goes to hell in a hand-basket. Laugh-out-loud funny, emotionally provocative and at times racy, Nookietown is a story of risk-taking, marriage, honesty and desire, and what one woman rationalizes in order to get what she wants.

Millicent Min, Girl Genius (The Millicent Min Trilogy, Book 1)

Author: Lisa Yee

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 054588022X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5093

Millicent Min is having a bad summer. Her fellow high school students hate her for setting the curve. Her fellow 11-year-olds hate her for going to high school. And her mother has arranged for her to tutor Stanford Wong, the poster boy for Chinese geekdom. But then Millie meets Emily. Emily doesn't know Millicent's IQ score. She actually thinks Millie is cool. And if Millie can hide her awards, ignore her grandmother's advice, swear her parents to silence, blackmail Stanford, and keep all her lies straight, she just might make her first friend. What's it going to take? Sheer genius.