The last book in our three-month series on Humor Writing is 700 Sundays, by Billy Crystal. This a poignant autobiography about Billy Crystal’s early years with his family. He talks about the roles music, baseball, and performing comedy had in his family, and he talks about his relationship with his father, who died young of a heart attack. 700 Sundays is based on the one man play Billy Crystal wrote and performed on Broadway. It won a Tony in 2005 for “Special Theatrical Event”. If you are in the Sacramento area, come visit us on 2/23/14 at Arden Dimick Library in Sacramento, CA, at 2PM for an in-person discussion of this sometimes heart-breaking and often very, very funny book!
In honor of the occasion, here’s a clip of Billy Crystal from an earlier time in his career, as the marvelous Fernando in Saturday Night Live!