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Everything And A Kite

Ray Romano

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ISBN 10: 0553108743 / ISBN 13: 9780553108743
Published by Bantam, New York, 1998
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Signed by author on front free end page in black pen with " Best Wishes " Complete number line. EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TV taping audience card also signed by Ray Romano laid in. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 Book; minor bump to front board bottom edge else book fine, as new, unread. Dust jacket ($22.95) has faint bumping to few edges else fine, as new. Under archival quality mylar cover. Uncommon signed. Photos upon request. Packed well and shipped in a sturdy box. Bookseller Inventory # 052915UBS#2

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Title: Everything And A Kite

Publisher: Bantam, New York

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In a books that is at once laugh-out-loud funny and all-too-true to life, comedy-talent-turned-television-star Ray Romano goes home again, revealing that the source of his inspiration is heritage, hearth and family. As did his stand-up comedy and his present, top-rated CBS-TV program, Romano draws on his real-life experience as a husband, a father, a father of twins, a son with parents living very very close, and a brother, to make readers laugh and laugh harder.

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Ray Romano's Everybody Loves Raymond is the most important TV comedy since Seinfeld. Now he makes his debut as an author with a reported seven-figure book deal. Some of what makes his show great is captured between the covers of Everything and a Kite--it boasts the same affectionate, yet not cheaply sentimental, comedy that conveys actual insights about family life, an experience Martin Mull has likened to "having a bowling alley installed in your brain." The show is like Married... with Children with a heart or Home Improvement with a brain.

In book form, Romano is kind of like Dave Barry. Barry is funnier on the page, but Romano writes a good spritz-of-consciousness monologue. And Barry dared not utter the word prostate in Dave Barry Turns 50, but Romano provides a state-of-the-art prostate-exam reminiscence. There is no shame he shuns--not his fear of spiders, exacerbated when he splooshed one off his windshield with the washer button through the moonroof into the car while driving, nor his sexual-conquest count ("one less than the number of times I've been stung by a bee... greater than the number of times I've put a pet to sleep... exactly equal to the number of times I've been crapped on by a bird"). But Romano stole his title: when he asked his 4-year-old son what he wanted for his birthday, the kid said, "Everything and a kite." --Tim Appelo

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