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Robert Benchley

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Published 1956

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Rob Smith
Jan 23, 2015 Rob Smith rated it really liked it
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Son Nathaniel's book of his father is a well written account of his father's life. As he mentions at the start, this is more anecdotal than a chronological history. As can be the case in a situation like this, it does seems Nathaniel was weaving around spot's in Robert's life he'd rather not have published. One moment the book is tripping along the chronological trail. Suddenly there are leaps here and there in time. then back to chronological order.

If I had not other wise known and read so muc
May 23, 2013 Lenny rated it it was ok
I must have read some favorable reviews on Amazon books or somewhere else, which put this book on my list to have the library try to get it in. There were some half way amusing little anecdotes in the book. Other then that is was boring. Any "humor" either was over my head or just wasn't funny. Sorry!
Kathy H
Sep 21, 2013 Kathy H rated it really liked it
Reading Robert Benchley is a joy. Reading a biography of his life written by his eldest son is an exquisite look into the person behind the humour. He was a very nice, kind and fun person by all accounts, someone with whom everyone else wanted to be good friends. That says much, doesn't it?
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Born in Newton, Massachusetts to a literary family, he was the son of Gertrude Darling and Robert Benchley (1889-1945), the noted American writer, humorist, critic, actor, and one of the founders of the Algonquin Round Table in New York City.

Nathaniel Benchley was the highly-respected author of many children's/juvenile books that provided learning for the youthful readers with stories of various a
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