In this remarkable memoir âfull of adventure, wit, color, and detailâ (Jewish Journal), Herman Wouk finally reflects on the life experiences that inspired his most enduring novels. With a tone that is âgenerous and warmâ (The Boston Globe), he tells of his days writing for comedian Fred Allenâs radio show, one of the most popular shows in the history of the medium; enlisting in the US Navy during World War II; falling in love with Betty Sarah Brown, the woman who would become his wife (and literary agent) for sixty-three years; writing his Pulitzer Prizeâwinning novel, The Caine Mutiny; as well as a big hit Broadway play and an equally big Broadway flop; and the surprising inspirations and people behind such masterpieces as The Winds of War, War and Remembrance, Marjorie Morningstar, and Youngblood Hawke.
Written with the wisdom of a âtrailblazing centenarian charmerâ (Buffalo News) and the wit of someone who began his career as professional comedy writer, Sailor and Fiddler is an unprecedented reflection on writing and faithââa lovely coda to the career of a man who made American literature a kinder, smarter, better placeâ (NPR).
About: The literary master reflects on his life and times from the unique vantage point of one hundred years of age, covering such topics as his work on Fred Allen's radio shows, his World War II military service, and the inspirations behind his written works.
About: In an unprecedented literary accomplishment, Herman Wouk, one of Americaâs most beloved and enduring authors, reflects on his life and times from the remarkable vantage point of 100 years old.
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