9780525654711-0525654712-Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A true (as told to me) story

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A true (as told to me) story

ISBN-13: 9780525654711
ISBN-10: 0525654712
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Kalb, Bess
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Knopf
Format: Hardcover 224 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780525654711
ISBN-10: 0525654712
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Kalb, Bess
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Knopf
Format: Hardcover 224 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kalb, Bess wrote Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A true (as told to me) story comprising 224 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0525654712 and 9780525654711. Since then Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A true (as told to me) story textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.83 or rent at the marketplace.

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"When I stop crying, I'm calling my mother immediately and making her read it." --Jodi Picoult

"Comic lines as good as in any movie, and pathos as deep as in any novel" --Mike Birbiglia

Bess Kalb, Emmy-nominated TV writer and New Yorker contributor, saved every voicemail her grandmother Bobby Bell ever left her. Bobby was a force--irrepressible, glamorous, unapologetically opinionated. Bobby doted on Bess; Bess adored Bobby. Then, at ninety, Bobby died. But in this debut memoir, Bobby is speaking to Bess once more, in a voice as passionate as it ever was in life.

Recounting both family lore and family secrets, Bobby brings us four generations of indomitable women and the men who loved them. There's Bobby's mother, who traveled solo from Belarus to America in the 1880s to escape the pogroms, and Bess's mother, a 1970s rebel who always fought against convention. Then there's Bess, who grew up in New York and entered the rough-and-tumble world of L.A. television. Her grandma Bobby was with her all the way--she was the light of Bess's childhood and her fiercest supporter, giving Bess unequivocal love, even if sometimes of the toughest kind.

In Nobody Will Tell You This But Me, Bobby reminds Bess of the experiences they shared, and she delivers--in phone calls, texts, and unforgettable heart-to-hearts brought vividly to the page--her signature wisdom:

If the earth is cracking behind you, you put one foot in front of the other.
Never. Buy. Fake. Anything.
I swear on your life every word of this is true.

With humor and poignancy, Bess Kalb gives us proof of the special bond that can skip a generation and endure beyond death. This book is a feat of extraordinary ventriloquism and imagination by a remarkably talented writer.

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