Burt Prelutsky, award-winning humor columnist and movie critic for the Los Angeles Times, has also written for The New York Times, TV Guide, Modern Maturity, Emmy, Holiday, American Film, and Sports Illustrated. He has also written episodes of television shows you may remember, including Dragnet, McMillan & Wife, M*A*S*H, Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, The Bob Newhart Show, Family Ties, Dr. Quinn, and Diagnosis Murder. Jean Stapleton, Ed Asner, Keith Carradine, Mare Winningham, Jean Simmons, Jack Warden, Barnard Hughes, Richard Thomas, Sharon Gless, Sylvia Sidney, Harold Gould, and Lillian Gish owe some of their later successes to Burt.
Not exactly a memoir, his fifty-year and often hilarious career
assorted notables, nut cases, and celebrated friends, such as Groucho Marx,
Oscar Levant, Billy Wilder, Tiny Tim, Ginger Rogers, Spiro Agnew, Jimmy
Stewart, Norman Lear, George Kennedy, Susan Strasberg, Andy Warhol, Jack
Palance, Bob Hope, Jill St. John, George C. Scott, Dick Van Dyke, George Burns,
Farrah Fawcett, Gene Kelly, Jack Webb, Stan Laurel, Dalton Trumbo, Burt
Reynolds, Lizabeth Scott, Dana Andrews, William Peter Blatty, Diane Sawyer,
George Carlin, Orson Bean, William Saroyan, Carol Burnett and . . . Sonny
If you enjoyed his best seller, Conservatives Are from Mars, Liberals Are from San Francisco, you’ll be entertained by his half-century of encounters, collaborations, and friendships—with all the boring parts left out.