This is one of Kaye Ballard's own copies of the final proof/galleys/advanced reader's copy of her memoir with Jim Hesselman, "How I Lost 10 Pounds in 53 Years." Being an advance reader's copy used for proofing the book prior to final printing, there are several typographic errors throughout. This reader's copy also does not contain any photos that ultimately appeared in the final printed version of this book.
From burlesque to vaudeville to big bands and nightclubs, from movies to television to Broadway, Kaye Ballard has seen it all and done it all. Now she tells it all, in a gossipy, upbeat memoir filled with great anecdotes about hanging out at the Actor’s Studio with Marlon Brando...playing Greenwich Village cabarets in the 1950s...performing with Lenny Bruce at the Hungry i...doing live television in the 1950s and The Mothers-in-Law in the 1960s. Meet Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Bette Davis, Barbra Streisand, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Rogers and Hammerstein, Paul Lynde, Jimmy Durante, Bert Lahr, and practically everyone else in showbiz in the last sixty years, through the eyes and distinctive voice of the inimitable Kaye Ballard. Affectionate, amazing, and impossible to put down, How I Lost 10 Pounds in 53 Years is a wonderful tribute to a legendary trouper and her times.
“A fun read inside show biz through the eyes of Kaye in a sincere and honest story”
“It's a thriller book! We've all read a biography or two but I don't know one that contains a more interesting past or more poignant stories. Kaye, the photography collection is a thriller as well—wonderful to get to see old friends like Virginia Graham, Jimmy Durante and all the others......WOW!”
—Helen Gurley Brown
Advance Reader's Copy: How I Lost 10 Pounds in 53 Years
Paperpback. 179 pages.
GALLEYS/PROOF/ADVANCED READER'S COPY
Published by Back Stage Books.
Price does not include shipping or any applicable sales tax (for residents of CA and IN).