Still Here: The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch
ISBN: 0374268096
EAN13: 9780374268091
Language: English
Publication Date: Oct 22, 2019
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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One of The New Yorker's favorite nonfiction book of 2019 A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
Named one of Vogue's 17 Books We Can't Wait to Read This Fall

Compulsively readable . . . ravenously consuming . . . manna from heaven . . . If ever someone knew how to put a genuinely irresistible book together, it's Jacobs in Still Here. --Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News

Still Here
is the first full telling of Elaine Stritch's life. Rollicking but intimate, it tracks one of Broadway's great personalities from her upbringing in Detroit during the Great Depression to her fateful move to New York City, where she studied alongside Marlon Brando, Bea Arthur, and Harry Belafonte. We accompany Elaine through her jagged rise to fame, to Hollywood and London, and across her later years, when she enjoyed a stunning renaissance, punctuated by a turn on the popular television show 30 Rock. We explore the influential--and often fraught--collaborations she developed with No l Coward, Tennessee Williams, and above all Stephen Sondheim, as well as her courageous yet flawed attempts to control a serious drinking problem. And we see the entertainer triumphing over personal turmoil with the development of her Tony Award-winning one-woman show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, which established her as an emblem of Read More chevron_right

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