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And the Winner Is

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THE STORY: AND THE WINNER IS tells the comic story of Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, who is finally nominated for an Oscar, then dies the night before the awards. Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins (even though he's dead), he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night. Along the way, he drags his agent, his a

Hardcover, 43 pages
Published July 4th 2008 by Dramatists Play Service (first published December 1st 2007)
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Rose Portell
Nov 21, 2013 Rose Portell rated it liked it
This is actually a play script, which I'm not sure I realized when I bought it. It was an interesting read, since it had all the moves and sound effects included in the lines. The overall storyline was short with a slight twist at the end. There's a lesson behind it all, of course. I suppose I'm glad I read it but I don't seem to be a big play script fan.
Jun 06, 2013 Toni rated it liked it
I had to read this because it is by one of my favorite authors and the description of the story was ready interesting. I don't remember the last time I read a play, it had to have been in high school... Either way it was very enjoyable, fun and as always, had a powerful message. I want to get my hands on the play now!
Jan 06, 2009 Lora rated it really liked it
My friend who heads up the script committee I'm on gave me this play to 1) read and review as to whether we should do it, and 2) consider directing it if it makes it through script committee and the board. It would be the first show I've ever directed.

This is the second Mitch Albom play I've read, the other being Duck Hunter Shoots Angel. Duck Hunter was wildly imaginative, well-written, funny and heartwarming. I'm not sure this is quite at Duck Hunter levels, but it's close. The dialogue is wel
Jul 07, 2008 Daniel rated it liked it
Shelves: plays, theatre
An enjoyable play. It's not quite the "It's a Wonderful Life" story that it was billed as in the catalog, but the humor is funny, the ending touching, and the characters all rather fun.

There do seem to be some loose ends and some missed story-thread-opportunities. Specifically, there seems to be such an emphasis on the shock-treatment every time the dead use the lord's name in vain, that it stops being funny and feels like a set-up for something ... something that never comes about.

Also the back
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May 08, 2015 Maggie Burgess rated it it was ok
His books are definitely better, but I'm glad I read this. Maybe had it been longer...
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Mitchell David Albom is an author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold over 35 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-one territories and in forty-two languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.
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