July 15, 2011

And You Thought You Knew Everything About Lucy?

A new book has been published by James Sheridan and Barry Monush, "Lucille Ball FAQ: Everything Left to Know About America's Favorite Redhead".

I Love Lucy revolutionized the way television shows were made. It became the first show to be watched by 10 million people, then 40 million people a year later. But James Sheridan and Barry Monush take readers beyond the "Lucy" character and into information that may not be common knowledge. Although known for her comic genius, Lucille Ball also was adept at drama, was the first woman to head a major production company on her own, and green-lighted some of the most popular and profitable television series of all time, including Star Trek and Mission: Impossible.

Lucille Ball FAQ paints a full portrait of America's favorite redhead from her life growing up, love interests, friends and co-stars, inspirations, TV shows and films, and family.

Lucille Ball FAQ includes:
  • A complete Lucy timeline
  • Great black and white photos
  • Complete lists of her awards and recorded songs
  • Episode lists and synopses for each television series
  • Places she lived and shot on location
  • Inside jokes
  • Pop culture references on her shows
  • Her favorite guest stars
  • Performances she nearly did, but didn't or couldn't
Although countless books and articles have been written about Lucille Ball, most people know only the surface details of her personal life and some basic facts about her popular television series. Lucille Ball FAQ takes us beyond the "Lucy" character to give readers information that might not be common knowledge about one of the world's most beloved entertainers. It can be read straight through, but the FAQ format also invites readers to pick it up and dig in at any point. Background information and anecdotes are provided in such categories as * People found Lucille funny * Lucy at home: her various residences throughout the years * Movie/television/radio/theater projects that never materialized * Lucy's off-camera romantic attachments.

James Sheridan and Barry Monush go beyond the well known facts, making his an indispensable book for all Lucille Ball fans!

Reviews on the book from fans rate this book a 5 out of 5! One TV Fan says, "Fantastic read! I prided myself on knowing everything about Lucy... until I read this book. Essential for anyone who is a fan of hers or anyone just looking for a good read. This extraordinary book makes it clear to see why Lucy will always be America's favorite redhead." Another comments, "Unbelievably thorough and thoroughly engaging portrait of one of the most beloved icons in television history. You really get a sense of the impact and the scope of Lucy's work in this book, from her early career in New York, to her television success, and even her film career. The depth of the authors' knowledge of Lucille Ball's life and career is astounding. When they say "Everything Left to Know about America's Favorite Redhead," they really mean *everything*. You'll find out things about Lucy in this book that her kids probably don't even know. A truly extraordinary book about a truly extraordinary woman. Looking forward to reading several more books from these authors in the future. Just a fascinating read. Highly recommended."

I'm getting my copy - are you? Get your copy from the link provided above, or visit the "Everything Lucy Store" to get your copy!

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