Love, Groucho: Letters From Groucho Marx To His Daughter Miriam

Love Groucho Letters From Groucho Marx To His Daughter Miriam For everyone who still can t get enough of this legendary wit and excellent writer here is an extraordinary collection of almost two hundred letters by Groucho Marx Following a close filial relation

  • Title: Love, Groucho: Letters From Groucho Marx To His Daughter Miriam
  • Author: Miriam Marx Allen Dick Cavett
  • ISBN: 9780306811036
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback
  • For everyone who still can t get enough of this legendary wit and excellent writer , here is an extraordinary collection of almost two hundred letters by Groucho Marx Following a close filial relationship as it unfolds week by week, year by year, these letters move through three decades of life from the vagaries of Groucho s career in film, radio, and television, througFor everyone who still can t get enough of this legendary wit and excellent writer , here is an extraordinary collection of almost two hundred letters by Groucho Marx Following a close filial relationship as it unfolds week by week, year by year, these letters move through three decades of life from the vagaries of Groucho s career in film, radio, and television, through two divorces and two remarriages, to Miriam s own often tumultuous young adulthood In his own inimitable fashion, Groucho advises his daughter about her schoolwork, writing, career, growing up, and growing old He also discusses theater, film, books, and politics with a candor that will surprise and delight even his most knowledgeable fans Accompanied by photographs from Miriam s personal albums, Love, Groucho reveals a man deeply concerned with his family, a sometimes firm, always loving father who never hesitated to say exactly what he thought.

    One thought on “Love, Groucho: Letters From Groucho Marx To His Daughter Miriam”

    1. Very unique approach to what could be termed a biography or autobiography. Miriam Marx shares her difficult life through her father's letters/monologues. The story could have been greatly enhanced by the inclusion of many more comments by Miriam.

    2. I'm not really sure how I feel about this collection of letters- Groucho's words are always interesting to read, but these were quite personal, and at times, I felt rather too voyeur-ish. I certainly felt bad for Miriam's many problems, but they weren't really what I was expecting to read about, and again, they were a bit personal. The whole thing left me rather uncomfortable, and I sort of wish I hadn't read it.

    3. If you love Groucho Marx, and I think only if you love Groucho Marx, this book is definitely worth reading. I didn't find the letters to be uproariously funny or witty, though Groucho's wit clearly shined through his letters at times. I think these were simply very tender letters from a doting father to his beloved daughter.The letters let me see Groucho as he was, a man, one devoted to the well-being of his daughter.

    4. If Mark Twain was the original funny american, Groucho fell in line somewhere close behind him. This is a great window into his personal life, his biting wit, and his fractured family. The audiobook on this one is amazing as it's voiced by Frank Ferrante, who does a near chilling imitation of Groucho, down to the inflection of certain woids."Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

    5. Lots of feels. Shows a Groucho who loves his daughter, cares about politics, and worries about money. He seemed an understanding parent. It's also a look at how alcoholism affects those around the one with the illness. I had no idea so many people close to him struggled with substance abuse.It's quite touching hearing his own words to his daughter.

    6. Touching, bittersweet look into the personal life of Grouch Marx as a parent and a private man. Seems he was nearly incapable of being serious going so far as to joke around when he was marrying his wife. Good read.

    7. Groucho's wit makes this book worthwhile reading. These letters, written to his daughter, make for interesting reading. I was unfamiliar with his personal tribulations which you get some sense of here. Even more so, the difficulties of the daughter herself makes up an engrossing subplot.

    8. A sweet, wonderful, funny, engaging and endearing collection. It would stand on its own just as a window into a warm relationship between any father and daughter. That it is a record of this icon of American cinematic and early TV humor is a real treasure.

    9. Lovely and charming. It's not Groucho's fault she got kicked out of Bennington and end up a broken-down, divorced alcoholic. Well, OK maybe it is partly, but still.

    10. This is such a fun book! He's still the typical father and his letters are filled with warmth, love, wisdom as well as his humor.

    11. If I'm ever having a crappy day and I'm looking for a hug in a book I usually pick this up. It's charming, hysterical and incredibly moving. Read it!!

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