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Alan Zweibel

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Alan Zweibel is a writer for television, film, theatre, and of books, and a winner of the Emmy, Tony, Writers Guild of America, TV Critics Association, and Thurber Prize.

Includes the name: Zweibel Alan

Image credit: Alan Zweibel publicity photo. Credit: Wikimedia author Alanzweibel.

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1950-05-20
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male
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USA
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[from dust jacket of Our Tree Named Steve]
An original Saturday Night Live writer, Alan Zweibel has won numerous Emmy and Writers Guild awards for his work in television, which also includes It's Garry Shandling's Show (which he cocreated and produced), PBS's Great Performances, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Among his movie credits are the screenplays for Dragnet and The Story of Us. His many critically acclaimed theater credits include Bunny Bunny: Gilda Radner, A Sort of Romantic Comedy, which he adapted from his own book, as well as Billy Crystal's one-man Broadway show 700 Sundays. His fiction has appeared in such diverse publications as Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, and Mad Magazine. Alan and his wife, Robin, live in Los Angeles and New Jersey and have three children, Adam, Lindsay, and Sari.

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In a letter to his three children who are visiting their grandparents, a father recalls all the wonderful things Steve the tree has been to their family.

When they visited the empty lot where they would build their house, Sari, the youngest, couldn't say tree, so she said "Steve." Thus, a family friend was dubbed. He was perfect for shade and hanging laundry when the dryer broke. He even held a hammock for Uncle Chester and drank all the sewer water when the sump backed up. Being a tree has its dangers, and a storm knocked Steve down. Friend to the last, Steve didn't fall on the house, doghouse, swing set or garden. Dad's writing to warn the kids that Steve won't greet them when they return, but his lumber has made a wonderful new playhouse.… (lisätietoja)
 
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PlumfieldCH | 21 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 21, 2023 |
OK, so it might be a little trite and some of the staging is a little student-theater precious. But it's so damned heartfelt and sentimental that it's impossible to dislike. This is basically just a love note to a friend who left too soon, and it beats any phony baloney tribute I can imagine.
 
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3Oranges | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 24, 2023 |
A Prius-driving, volunteer ref for youth soccer, pet shop owner and all-round nice guy clashes with the d-bag idiot father of one of the soccer players over one of his calls. And then the next day they clash again over a fat joke aimed toward a kid and a stolen lemur. And it only gets weirder and wilder from there, until they find themselves wanted terrorists/world heroes.

A fun and funny romp, as only Barry can deliver. Recommended if you like his ridiculous sense of humor.
 
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electrascaife | 49 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 31, 2023 |
Two shlubby guys from Jersey get into increasingly preposterous situations. It’s funny, but gets to be a bit much. Trump appears in a strangely prescient scene (the book came out in 2012).
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ennie | 49 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 25, 2022 |

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