Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Secret Word Is Groucho” as Want to Read:
The Secret Word Is Groucho
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Secret Word Is Groucho

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Groucho tells it like it was, in a book that contains the best humor, dialogue, and repartee from his TV spectacular, You Bet Your Life.
The show was one of the most popular of all time and continues to draw millions of viewers during its frequent reruns all across the country. Now Groucho describes the origins of You Bet Your Life, its trial-and-error period, and how it be
...more
Mass Market Paperback, 197 pages
Published October 1st 1977 by Berkley Publishing Group (first published August 25th 1976)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Secret Word Is Groucho, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Secret Word Is Groucho

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Sarah
Feb 10, 2011 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, biography
This one was a little disappointing- there was a good deal of rehashing from Groucho's other books, and it was organized rather poorly. There were lots of inserts from various other people involved with You Bet Your Life, but they were often stuck in rather randomly, and instead of adding to the text, merely made it feel fragmented.

However, for anyone who was a big fan of the show, there are some bits that make the book worth a look through, at least.
Ronald
Aug 30, 2016 Ronald rated it it was amazing
read some time in 1978
Dayle
Dayle rated it it was amazing
Sep 14, 2013
Skip Heller
Skip Heller rated it really liked it
Mar 12, 2012
Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson rated it really liked it
May 24, 2014
James M.
James M. rated it it was amazing
Aug 01, 2011
Taylor
Taylor rated it it was amazing
May 23, 2012
Craig
Craig rated it it was amazing
Jun 07, 2015
John
John rated it it was amazing
Feb 08, 2013
Evan
Evan rated it it was ok
Jun 23, 2008
Jim Ivy
Jim Ivy rated it liked it
Mar 02, 2013
Marc Piñol
Marc Piñol rated it really liked it
Feb 26, 2013
Brett
Brett rated it liked it
Mar 27, 2012
Caleb
Caleb rated it liked it
Feb 08, 2012
Bruce Kline
Bruce Kline rated it it was amazing
Jun 04, 2017
Kevin Hartigan
Kevin Hartigan rated it liked it
Feb 25, 2015
Bill Sweet
Bill Sweet rated it really liked it
Apr 09, 2013
Michael von Sacher-Masoch
Michael von Sacher-Masoch rated it really liked it
May 01, 2017
Brien Fletcher
Brien Fletcher rated it really liked it
Sep 15, 2009
Hal Johnson
Hal Johnson rated it really liked it
Jul 12, 2011
Terrytmi
Terrytmi rated it it was amazing
May 14, 2015
Teddie
Teddie rated it it was ok
Jan 05, 2011
Georgene
Georgene rated it really liked it
Jul 09, 2012
Jill Mcpartland
Jill Mcpartland rated it really liked it
Sep 17, 2015
Henry Barcohana
Henry Barcohana rated it liked it
Oct 19, 2012
Ray
Ray rated it liked it
Aug 07, 2010
Gary Sassaman
Gary Sassaman rated it really liked it
Aug 31, 2015
Jennifer Christine
Jennifer Christine rated it it was ok
Apr 08, 2015
Bob Miller
Bob Miller rated it really liked it
Feb 21, 2016
Jim
Jim rated it really liked it
Apr 14, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
43244
Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx, was an American comedian and film star. He is famed as a master of wit. He made 15 feature films with his siblings, the Marx Brothers, and also had a successful solo career, most notably as the host of the radio and television game show, You Bet Your Life. He had a distinctive image, which included a heavy greasepaint moustache and eyebrows, and glasses.

More about Groucho Marx...

Share This Book