Harold

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Product Details
Price
$26.00  $24.18
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.5 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781668022696

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About the Author
Steven Wright has performed stand-up comedy for more than four decades. He was nominated for two Grammy Awards for his albums I Have a Pony and I Still Have a Pony, starred in three critically-acclaimed hour-long stand-up specials, and was nominated for two Emmy Awards. He also won the 1989 Academy Award for Live-Action Short for his film, The Appointment of Dennis Jennings, and he wrote and directed the short film, One Soldier. His many film and TV appearances include Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Late Show with David Letterman, The Larry Sanders Show, Mad About You, Horace and Pete, Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers, Coffee and Cigarettes, Half Baked and Desperately Seeking Susan. He lives in New England.
Reviews
"Like Catcher In the Rye on mushrooms. Read this goddamn book. It's a masterpiece. Steven Wright is a genius." --Bill Burr

"Really funny and touching. Harold is beautifully written. Only Steven Wright could write this, and I love it." --Conan O'Brien

"A strange and wonderful book...There are shades of Vonnegut in Wright, and shades of John Irving's Owen Meany in the precocious Harold." --Michael Ian Black, The New York Times Book Review

"If Kurt Vonnegut and Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson wrote a literary version of Harold and the Purple Crayon, they might have concocted an absurdist novel like Harold. Or maybe, Harold could only have come from the off-kilter but fertile musings of stand-up legend Steven Wright...His deadpan delivery elevated him to the top of the stand-up world in the 1980s. That same originality and dry humor ricochets throughout his novel." --Stuart Miller, The Los Angeles Times

"Harold is often funny...as if Donald Barthelme had been assigned to rewrite The Little Prince. Wright has invented something here: A story about a child that refuses to be childlike, authored by an author who refuses to pretend that there's order to the disorganized mind of a too-smart kid who can't keep on task." --Mark Athitakis, The Washington Post

"Readers enthralled by stand-up comedian Wright's uniquely brainy, topsy-turvy, metaphysical, and epigrammatic humor will revel in Harold's uncanny, sharply funny, and profound ponderings in this sardonic yet tender tale of life's mysteries and the mind's marvels." --Donna Seaman, Booklist