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Friedman, Bruce Jay 1930-

Overview
Works: 135 works in 474 publications in 5 languages and 15,578 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Film remakes  Humor  Domestic fiction  Short stories, American  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Former owner, Donor, Speaker, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3556.R5, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Bruce Jay Friedman
Splash by Ron Howard( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a workaholic who thinks he will never find love and the mermaid who comes ashore to find him and prove him wrong
A mother's kisses, a novel by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

41 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doting mother follows her son from the time he waits on tables to his days at an agricultural college
Scuba duba; a tense comedy by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Theatre, Ivor David Balding, in association with Alvin Ferleger and Gordon Crowe, presents Bruce Jay Friedman's tense comedy "Scuba Duba," starring Jerry Orbach and Brenda Smiley, featuring Conrad Bain, Rudy Challenger, Judd Hirsch, Rita Karin, Cleavon Little, Stella Longo, Christine Norden, Ken Olfson, Bernard Poulain, Jennifer Warren, directed by Jacques Levy, scenery by Peter Larkin, costumes by Willa Kim, lighting by Jules Fisher, incidental music by Stanley Walden, presented by special arrangement with The Establishment Theatre Company, Inc., "Scuba Duba" premiere Oct. 10, 1967
Steambath; a play by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stir crazy by Sidney Poitier( Visual )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two zany drifters are mistakenly sent to prison for a robbery they didn't commit. They must rely on their wits in order to survive a sadistic warden, a hulking mass-murderer and worst of all, the inter-prison rodeo
Stern, a novel by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

37 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedman's first novel, Stern, tells the story of a young Jewish man who relocates his family from the city to the suburbs, where they are besieged by voracious caterpillars and a bigotry that ranges from the genteel snub to outright confrontation
About Harry Towns by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The collected short fiction of Bruce Jay Friedman by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly fifty stories on themes ranging from loneliness to ethnicity. In one, a policeman tries to talk a man out of suicide, in another gamblers bet on traffic fatalities, in a third a professor considers procuring women for a living
A father's kisses : a novel by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wacky tale in which a man takes a job as a killer to support his daughter. He is Bill Binny, a widower depressed that he cannot find work. But he is a Vietnam vet and one day a man offers him a job to rub out the enemies of a billionaire
The dick by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pencil-pushing policeman becomes a badass sleuth in this off-the-wall detective story from one of America{u2019}s funniest writers Kenneth LePeters (née Sussman) is a?quasi-dick.? A public relations man for homicide bureaus, he carries a half-size badge and keeps his pearl-handled Smith & Wesson .38 locked in his desk drawer. Recently returned to the East Coast after 17 years in America{u2019}s heartland, he finds the cosmopolitan air of a big-city police department refreshing{u2014}the detectives treat him almost like a real member of the homicide family. Then everything goes horribly wrong. ... A zoning quirk of their new neighborhood forces the LePeters{u2019}s 10-year-old daughter, Jamie, to go to the worst school in town. Blaming her husband, Claire LePeters starts an affair with Detective Chico, a cop turned underground filmmaker. To make matters worse, when his colleagues discover that LePeters is Jewish, their bonhomie dries up as fast as a false lead. To reclaim his manhood and get his family back, LePeters must become the full-fledged dick he never thought he could be. Bruce Jay Friedman{u2019}s twisted take on the cop novel is a hilarious, mordant, and wildly inventive portrait of a man daring to succeed in a world that has always expected him to fail. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bruce Jay Friedman including rare photos from the author{u2019}s personal collection
The lonely guy's book of life by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo woes by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this laugh-out-loud travelogue, an average American man journeys to a country unlike any other: 1980s Japan Early one morning, Mike Halsey leaves his sleeping girlfriend and his house deep in the woods to go out and buy the morning paper. His favorite deli is closed, so he keeps driving and winds up on an unfamiliar lakeside road. Then it hits him: the old wanderlust. The last time it struck, he ended up on the coast of Finland. This time, Mike heads east{u2014}to Japan. He doesn{u2019}t like sushi all that much and has no idea what he{u2019}ll do when he arrives. Luckily, he makes a new friend on the plane. Bill Atenabe invites Mike to stay with his family in Tokyo{u2014}?We{u2019}ve got plenty of room by Japanese standards,? he claims{u2014}and the two pals are soon sampling all that makes the Land of the Rising Sun unique, from Peeping Tom tours to department store attendants who dust you off before you step into an elevator to computers with a sense of irony. Mike quickly discovers, however, that not all is as happy as it seems in the Atenabe household. Bill{u2019}s wife is having an affair with a bamboo salesman, his son wants to give up a promising academic career to become a talent scout for a modeling agency, and his war-hero father is being forced into retirement. When Bill contemplates an act of desperation, Mike talks some good old American common sense into his friend and discovers the real reason for his own journey to Japan. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bruce Jay Friedman including rare photos from the author{u2019}s personal collection
Black angels; stories by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

20 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current climate : a novel by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grove Press continues the reissue of Bruce Jay Friedman's critically acclaimed fiction with The Current Climate by the comedic genius whose work Nelson Algren hailed as "more interesting than most of Malamud, Roth, and Bellow ... [and] more important." The Current Climate continues the hilarious misadventures of the screenwriter from Friedman's novel About Harry Towns. Harry is now twenty years older and living in New York, a frustrated playwright struggling to sell a TV series to make some quick cash-and paralyzed by the decision of whether or not he should get tickets to see Cats
Even the rhinos were nymphos : best nonfiction by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The slightly older guy by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three balconies : stories and a novella by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these pages you'll meet Jacob, who as a junior counselor at summer camp wakes up his young charges at midnight to tell them that their parents have been executed by the Nazis, and Alexander Kahn, a failed novelist turned journalist who breaks the law within sight of the prison warden, so taken is he with the camaraderie he's discovered in the joint when compared with the thin gruel of companionship he's experienced outside. You'll meet Harry, the once famous screenwriter, and a moral man who "lacks a moral follow through." And in the title novella, the tragic and great Beau DeVyne
Let's hear it for a beautiful guy : and other works of short fiction by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steambath( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controversial comedy about 12 characters in a steambath which turns out to be a waiting room between this world and the next
Far from the city of class : and other stories by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A father's kisses : a novel
Alternative Names
Bruce Jay Friedman Amerikaans romanschrijver

Bruce Jay Friedman US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

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Friedman, B. J. (Bruce Jay), 1930-

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Брюс Джей Фридман

ברוס ג'יי פרידמן

بروس جی فریدمن نویسنده آمریکایی

フリードマン, ブルース・J

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布魯斯·傑伊·弗里德曼

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Stir crazyStern, a novelAbout Harry TownsThe collected short fiction of Bruce Jay FriedmanA father's kisses : a novelTokyo woesThe current climate : a novelEven the rhinos were nymphos : best nonfiction