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    • Improv Nation

    • How We Made a Great American Art
    • By: Sam Wasson
    • Narrated by: David de Vries
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    At the height of the McCarthy era, an experimental theater troupe set up shop in a bar near the University of Chicago. Via word-of-mouth, astonished crowds packed the ad-hoc venue to see its unscripted, interactive, consciousness-raising style. From this unlikely seed grew the Second City, the massively influential comedy theater troupe, and its offshoots - the Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade, SNL, and a slew of others. Sam Wasson charts the meteoric rise of improv in this richly reported, scene-driven narrative.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good, but not comprehensive

    • By Matt Elwell on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

    • Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman
    • By: Sam Wasson
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    Audrey Hepburn is an icon like no other, yet the image many of us have of Audrey - dainty, immaculate - is anything but true to life. Here, for the first time, Sam Wasson presents the woman behind the little black dress that rocked the nation in 1961. The first complete account of the making of Breakfast at Tiffany's, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. reveals little-known facts about the cinema classic: Truman Capote desperately wanted Marilyn Monroe for the leading role; director Blake Edwards filmed multiple endings....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By J. C. on 08-23-12

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Fosse

    • By: Sam Wasson
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 21 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    We see Bob Fosse's legacy everywhere - from Broadway to "Billy Jean" to Beyoncé's moves in the "Single Ladies" video. Yet in spite of Fosse'sdeep cultural significance, no biography has ever brought him fully to life, unveiling the man behind the bowler hat and the swaggering sex appeal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • High concept biography, well executed

    • By Keith on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $31.47