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Some Kind of Wise Guy: Stories about Parents, Weddings, Modern Living, and Growing Up Italian

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Stories about parents, weddings, modern living, and growing up Italian.
Paperback, 190 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Record Books (NJ)
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GK Stritch
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
For THE RECORD, Bill's book is laugh out loud funny. How could it not be as Bill is funny--have you seen him perform? Maybe you do need to be Italian or from North Jersey or New York, but I know what Bill is talking about, "Come with me to the water fountain so I can wash the pots." Some kind of wise guy? Actually, Bill is a kind and thoughtful person--so don't believe everything you read, but do read his book, one short chapter at a time and read it s-l-o-w-l-y to make it last longer. Bob loved ...more
Laura
Dec 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book is absolutely hilarious. My mom first brought this book home years ago after Bill Ervolino spoke at the library where she worked as an adult reference librarian. He signed the book for her and she howled with laughter for days while she read it. After that, the book circulated to me and my sister, who also loved it. We still quote it to this day, especially the story about his parents at "Efcot". I'm chuckling just thinking about it. This is a great book to read if you're ...more
Alex Seise
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great collection of well-written, delightful stories by articulate, hysterical newspaperman Bill Ervolino. One of the few books that I take with me wherever I am, just in case I find myself in need of a good chuckle.
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