I've been on a autobiography/biography kick as of late...I think I love them because we get insight into famous (or non famous) people that we see as celebrities, but when it comes down to it, they put their pant legs on one at a time too. I have always loved Billy Crystal. He's one of those celebs I would "have as my father in another life." I was spying 700 Sundays on the shelf at Book Revue for a long time, so when I got my Nook (aka the love of my life) I knew I had to put it on there. First of all, it is a quick read! Very short. It's perfect for a train or plane ride. Secondly, it's not about his career as an actor at all. Well, I mean, if you count how his childhood turned him into who he is, then yes, but there's not one iota about his movies or comedy or anything. This is strictly a book about how his father changed his life. It's a touching story about a Jewish family spending time together, and what happens when (spoiler alert) the patriarch of the family dies suddenly. Now, don't get me wrong, it's laugh out loud funny (hello, it's Mr. Crystal!), but at times it's heart breaking and you just totally feel for the young man who admires and then loses his beloved father. To be honest, I didn't really know what to expect with this autobiography, but I was so pleasantly surprised that I may even read it again in the future.

PS. This would make a great gift for Father's Day!

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