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Friedman, Bruce Jay 1930-

Overview
Works: 143 works in 514 publications in 5 languages and 17,829 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Film remakes  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Humor  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Former owner, Speaker, Conceptor, Donor
Classifications: PS3556.R5, 813.54
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Splash by Ron Howard( Visual )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allen Bauer (Hanks) is a successful New York businessman, knocked unconscious in a boating accident. His beautiful rescuer (Hannah) is the girl of his dreams. There's only one complication-- Allen's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid
Three balconies : stories and a novella by Bruce Jay Friedman( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 980 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
How we live : contemporary life in contemporary fiction : an anthology by Penney Chapin Hills( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "short stories, novellas, and self-contained excerpts from novels in such a way that we are given a comprehensive psychological-sociological account of our life and times."
A mother's kisses, a novel by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

48 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 888 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 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives briefly intertwine when two youngsters meet in the park
Even the rhinos were nymphos : best nonfiction by Bruce Jay Friedman( )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steambath; a play by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 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
Stir crazy by Sidney Poitier( Visual )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 685 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 )

42 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 627 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 )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 576 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 529 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 )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE DETECTIVE IS A PUBLIC RELATIONS MAN FOR A HOMICIDE BUREAU AND FEELS INADEQUATE BECAUSE HE IS NOT A REAL POLICEMAN. HE PANICS WHEN HIS DAUGHTER MUST ATTEND AN ALL BLACK SCHOOL AND WHEN HIS WIFE RUNS OFF WITH HER LOVER. A NOVEL OF BLACK HUMOUR. CONTAINS FRANK DISCUSSIONS OF SEXUAL HABITS AND STRONG LANGUAGE
Best American plays( )

in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo woes by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 461 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--to Japan. He doesn't like sushi all that much and has no idea what he'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--?We've got plenty of room by Japanese standards,? he claims--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'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'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 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black angels; stories by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

22 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories from the Transatlantic review by Joseph F McCrindle( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 335 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
The slightly older guy by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 299 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.

ブルース・ジェイ・フリードマン

布魯斯·傑伊·弗里德曼

Languages
English (280)

French (12)

Spanish (10)

Japanese (9)

Italian (3)

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A mother's kisses, a novelEven the rhinos were nymphos : best nonfictionStir crazyStern, a novelAbout Harry TownsThe collected short fiction of Bruce Jay FriedmanA father's kisses : a novelTokyo woes