Pearl's Progress by James Kaplan

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Philip Pearl, an intellectual, Jewish Manhattanite, lands a teaching job in the deep South, adapts to the habits and expectations of a foreign land, and finds that the locals will do anything to keep him for the local women

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JERRY LEWIS and Dean Martin sandwiched sixteen money-making films in between nightclub engagements, recording sessions, radio shows, and television bookings during their ten-year partnership. Over the following years Lewis remained in the spotlight as the groundbreaking creator and star of a series of hugely successful movie comedies, and scored triumphs in stage appearances in Europe, where he has been hailed as one of the greatest director-comedians of the twentieth century. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and has received numerous other honors for his tireless efforts in the fight against the fourty neuromuscular diseases. JAMES KAPLAN has written novels, essays, and reviews, as well as over a hundred major profiles for many magazines, including" The New Yorker, "the" New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly," and "New York." In 2002 Kaplan coauthored the autobiography of John McEnroe, "You Cannot Be Serious," which was an international bestseller (and #1 on the" New York Times" list). He lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife and three sons.
Published February 18, 1989 by Knopf. 303 pages
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