My Life with Groucho: A Son's Eye View
This biography of one of America's most brilliant comedians is also the account of an intimate father-son relationship. Arthur Marx tells of his own stormy life with his father and...more
Groucho Marx became world famous as the fast talking, wisecracking man with the moustache and the big cigar. That was his public image. but there was another Groucho--a warm, loving family man.
This biography of one of America's most brilliant comedians is also the account of an intimate father-son relationship. Arthur Mar ...more
You see, the book was originally introduced in the 50s, when Groucho was old, but still doing well. It was written by his son, and really showed a good side of Groucho. Unfortunately, his son added a second "book" after Groucho's death, that goes into Groucho's decline, as well as his growing dependency on a young woman who his son detested. It's really too bad that he chose a book about his fat ...more
Brilliant and funny as Groucho was, he was also pretty dysfunctional in his family life and relationships with women.
Plus, Groucho's final years were very rough and it's heart breaking to read what his son went through trying to help him through that time.