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Evanier, David

Overview
Works: 25 works in 93 publications in 6 languages and 5,923 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Short stories, American  Short stories  Autobiographies  Fiction  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN2287.A53, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Evanier
Roman candle : the life of Bobby Darin by David Evanier( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a look at the life and career of singer Bobby Darin, including his turbulent marriage to Sandra Dee and the chronic illness that plagued him from childhood
Woody by David Evanier( Book )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this first biography of Woody Allen in over a decade, David Evanier discusses key movies, plays and prose as well as Allen's personal life. Evanier tackles the themes that Allen has spent a lifetime sorting through in art: morality, sexuality, Judaism, the eternal struggle of head and heart. Woody will be the definitive word on a major American talent as he begins his ninth decade, and his sixth decade of making movies"--
All the things you are : the life of Tony Bennett by David Evanier( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first complete biography of singing legend Tony Bennett Among America's greatest entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ray Charles, and Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett alone is still here and at the top of his game. For the first time, All the Things You Are tells the incredible story of Bennett's life and sixty-year career, from his impoverished New York City childhood through his first chart-topping hits, from liberating a concentration camp to his civil rights struggles, from his devastating personal and career battles and addiction in the 1970's to his stunning comeback and e
Who's sorry now : the true story of a stand-up guy by Joe Pantoliano( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone knows him as Ralph Cifaretto on the HBO hit show The Sopranos. But before Tony, Carmela, Silvio, and Dr. Melfi took Sunday night television by storm, Joe Pantoliano was one of America's busiest actors, giving unforgettable performances in such films as Memento, The Matrix, The Fugitive, and Risky Business. Now, the street smart kid who grew up in Sinatra's hometown shares the stage with the eccentric and colorful wise guys from his family and neighborhood. Fade in on the projects of Hoboken, New Jersey, during the fifties and sixties. That's little Joey, running numbers with his chain-smoking mother, Mary, so they can keep a roof over their heads. When he wasn't busy staying one step ahead of the bill collectors, he was learning the ropes from "Cousin" Florie: his "stepfather" and a wise guy whose connections to the Genovese family couldn't keep him out of jail for drug trafficking. Then there was Joey's real father, "Monk," a factory worker with a weakness for gambling at the track who was later reborn as a hearse chauffeur for the local funeral parlor. With a blend of humor, charm, and pure showmanship, Pantoliano tells it like it was. From a connected Jersey street kid to a successful Hollywood actor who would, ironically, re-create his wise-guy boyhood in role after role, this memoir is an irresistibly entertaining treat for anyone interested in this true-life "Soprano" and a real stand-up guy
The one-star Jew by David Evanier( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signature David Evanier--a story collection so wickedly funny and painfully honest you won't know whether to laugh, cry, or curl up in a ball and moan with delight New York writer Bruce Orav is crumbling. Every time his father speaks--I thought there was a chance you'd have a bestseller sometime. I guess that's dead, huh? Bruce loses another piece of himself. The same thing happens at the Jewish philanthropic organization where he earns a steady, if not exactly generous, paycheck and is regularly subjected to the musings of Luther, his cynical coworker: My experience has always been that kids are cannibals and killers. Not even the weekly volunteer visits he and his wife, Susan, make to an elderly Jewish woman's home give Bruce the chance to stitch himself back together again--every trip is marred by another wildly inappropriate and combative scene between the quarrelsome eighty-four-year-old and her African American caretakers. With nowhere safe to turn, what is Bruce to do? His therapist wants him to join a dating club, but there is only one real answer: Keep living, because the future--fingers crossed--is almost guaranteed to be better than the past. And, just as important, keep laughing
The best American short stories, 1986 by Stanley Elkin( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories of both established and newly discovered writers published during 1980, including such favorites as Updike, Singer, Hardwick and Taylor as well as Gass, Sayles, and others
Red love by David Evanier( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant tragicomedy based on the most infamous espionage trial of the twentieth century Thirty years after they walked hand in hand to the electric chair, sentenced to die for giving the gift of the atom bomb to the Soviet Union, Solomon and Dolores Rubell are the targets of a new investigation--conducted not by the FBI, or some paranoid Senate subcommittee, but by Gerald Lerner, boyhood Communist and author of such classic chronicles of the American Jewish experience as Hot Pastrami Sandwich and Kosher and Topless. What does Gerald hope to find, all these years later, by placing ads in the Jewish Daily Forward and Screw seeking former Soviet spies willing to chat? The short answer: His sanity. With a gleam in its eye and tenderness in its heart, David Evanier's irreverent and incisive novel peers into one of the darkest chapters in American history--the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg on charges of spying for the Soviet Union. Because, as Suzie Sizzle--great-niece of Dolly and Solly Rubell and star of a goodly number of hardcore films--explains to Gerald, this is not really a story about death, despite its gloomy ending. It is a story about love--the true love two proud Jewish underdogs had for each other, and the misguided love an entire generation of American leftists had for a political system whose grand promises masked terrible, irreconcilable truths. They say love will make you do crazy things. So, too, will Communism
Making the wiseguys weep : the Jimmy Roselli story by David Evanier( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised in Hoboken, down the street from Frank Sinatra, Italian-American singer Jimmy Roselli is noted for being a "wiseguy" and friend of mobsters
The great kisser by David Evanier( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A whirling top most of his life, Michael Goldberg's world changes when his dying shrink bequeaths to him the tapes of thirty years of Michael's therapy sessions. The tapes give Michael a second chance in middle age: they unlock his life for him, as a gallery of absurd and touching characters, events and scenes spring out of his past: the shrink who cracks up and reverses roles with Michael when his wife dies; a first love encountered again in desperate, ravaged middle age; a Communist Party leader who "would rather be a lamppost in Moscow than President of the United States"; a "glistening failure" of a father who is a cheerleader of Michael's defeat ("You can fail, Michael, if you try! I did it, why can't you?"); the fetish porn-drenched world of old TImes Square; a Holocaust survivor Michael meets on September 11th who cannot confront his experience; a Hollywood of elderly Jewish moguls, scholarly and bizarre, "who seemed to have been shipped fresh to California from New York like onion bagels or seeded bialies"---- men like Michael's mentor, Julius Birnbach, creator of the cult classic, The Curse of the Evil Midgets. As Michael reclaims his life, The Great Kisser becomes a story of gratitude ---- of many kisses ---- by its climax
The nonconformers; articles of dissent by David Evanier( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woody : the biography by David Evanier( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first biography of Woody Allen in over a decade, David Evanier discusses key movies, plays and prose as well as Allen's personal life. Evanier tackles the themes that Allen has spent a lifetime sorting through in art: morality, sexuality, Judaism, the eternal struggle of head and heart. Woody will be the definitive word on a major American talent as he begins his ninth decade, and his sixth decade of making movies
Woody : everything you always wanted to know about him by David Evanier( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this first biography of Woody Allen in over a decade, David Evanier discusses key movies, plays and prose as well as Allen's personal life. Evanier tackles the themes that Allen has spent a lifetime sorting through in art: morality, sexuality, Judaism, the eternal struggle of head and heart. Woody will be the definitive word on a major American talent as he begins his ninth decade, and his sixth decade of making movies"--
The life of Tony Bennett by David Evanier( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first complete biography of singing legend Tony Bennett Among America's greatest entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ray Charles, and Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett alone is still here and at the top of his game
The Anti-Semitism of black demagogues and extremists by David Evanier( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman candle : the life of bobby darin by Bobby Darin( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still a scapegoat : Israel and Zionism in the mind of the radical left by David Evanier( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woody Allen : biografia by David Evanier( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Farrakhan, continuing the message of hate : an update by David Evanier( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

All the Things You Are : the life of Tony Bennett by David Evanier( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Utagoe de mafia o damaraseta otoko : Densetsu no shinga jimi rozeri monogatari( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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エヴァニアー, デイヴィッド

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