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The year: 1937. The setting: New York City's turbulent Upper West Side. It is the author's sixteenth year, remembered vividly, from his last months in high school to his first overwhelmingly monotonous full-time job, to his seventeenth birthday. One dazzling, sometimes frightening year. His friends, his loves, his coming of age are recreated here hilariously, intimately, shockingly. There were exciting adventures to be had in New York every day, among them the stunning revelation that more girls than the author believed possible were willing (sometimes eager) to take him to bed. Or vice versa. Life was rich and full and funny in 1937, and the author lived it with ravenous appetite.
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Reginald Rose began his writing career in the Golden Age of live television drama and has continued to write for television, motion pictures and theatre. His best known work includes Twelve Angry Men and the acclaimed television series, The Defenders. He has won three Emmy Awards, the Writers Guild of America's Lifetime Achievement Award, the Berlin Festival's Golden Bear Award, the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Edgar and Raven awards and many others. He has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards, two Oscars and a Golden Globe Award. Twelve Angry Men, reshaped for the stage, has been playing at theatres all over the world since its Paris premiere in 1960 and has been translated into fourteen languages. Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Rose served in the U.S. Army for four years during World War II. He currently resides in Connecticut.
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Book Description Xlibris Corporation, 2001. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Seller Inventory # GM9780738833934