I Love Her, That's Why!: An Autobiography

I Love Her, That's Why!: An Autobiography

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She puts salt in the pepper shaker and pepper in the salt shaker because then if she gets mixed up, she’s right. She shortens the electric cords in the house to save electricity. That’s the character Gracie Allen has played for years. And for all that time people have asked George Burns, “How do you stand it? Why do you put up with it?” And for twenty-eight years George has been answering, “I love her, that’s why!”

This story of the life George Burns has led, both B.G. and A.G. (before and after Gracie), is genuinely funny and genuinely moving. Nobody knows more jokes than he—he’s used only his best here; nobody knows so well how far down down can be, while very few have been at the top so long. He tells it all, and he tells it well (he admits unblushingly that he has the best collaborator in the business). And he has succeeded in making this love letter to Gracie a letter that will delight anyone lucky enough to read it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781787207080
Publisher: Papamoa Press
Publication date: 07/19/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 193,944
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

GEORGE BURNS (born Nathan Birnbaum; January 20, 1896 - March 9, 1996) was an American comedian, actor, singer, and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, radio, film and television. His arched eyebrow and cigar-smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three quarters of a century. He and his wife, Gracie Allen, appeared on radio, television, and film as the comedy duo Burns and Allen. When Burns was 79, he had a sudden career revival as an amiable, beloved and unusually active comedy elder statesman in the 1975 film The Sunshine Boys, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Burns, who became a centenarian in 1996, continued to work until just weeks before his death of cardiac arrest at his home in Beverly Hills.

CYNTHIA HOBART LINDSAY (May 27, 1915 - May 5, 2007) was an American writer, actress and stuntwoman. She is best known for her roles in the movies American in Paris (1964), A Look at Monaco (1963) and My Three Sons (1960). Born in North Hempstead, New York as Cynthia Hobart, she began a career in entertainment as a stunt double for such stars as Claudette Colbert and Sonja Henie in films—falling off horses and cliffs, swimming in aquacades, skating and skiing, and riding covered wagons across the plains. A horseback riding injury ended this phase of her career, and she turned to writing, first for M.G.M., and later as a free-lancer for magazines. She lived in Santa Monica, California with her third husband Louis Lindsay, her children Meg and Michael, and her poodles Beetle and Doc. She died in 2007 at the age of 91.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the second book that George Burns wrote about Gracie twice over the years, it's currently only available in book form. I loved it, it made me cry. I was looking for that book in ebook form when I came across this. I really enjoy a book in which the author's voice comes across in the writing . You can really hear Mr . Burns in the way he writes. I deducted one point for all of the type - os in the book, it got annoying after awhile. That issue aside, I really enjoyed the glimpse into the world through George's eyes. It was also nice to revisit an the friends that I made in reading the sequel. Incidentally, the sequel is called "Gracie, A Love Story. " It retells all the early tales and follows the Burns through Gracie ' s passing. Is really a great book.