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Friedman, Bruce Jay 1930-

Overview
Works: 139 works in 496 publications in 5 languages and 16,170 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Film remakes  Domestic fiction  Humor  Psychological fiction  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Donor, Speaker, Former owner, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3556.R5, 813.54
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Splash by Ron Howard( visu )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,012 libraries worldwide
The story of a workaholic who thinks he will never find love and the mermaid who comes ashore to find him and prove him wrong
A mother's kisses, a novel by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )
47 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 847 libraries worldwide
Doting mother follows her son from the time he waits on tables to his days at an agricultural college
Scuba duba; a tense comedy by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )
6 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 789 libraries worldwide
The New Theatre, Ivor David Balding, in association with Alvin Ferleger and Gordon Crowe, presents Bruce Jay Friedman's tense comedy "Scuba Duba," starring Jerry Orbach and Brenda Smiley, featuring Conrad Bain, Rudy Challenger, Judd Hirsch, Rita Karin, Cleavon Little, Stella Longo, Christine Norden, Ken Olfson, Bernard Poulain, Jennifer Warren, directed by Jacques Levy, scenery by Peter Larkin, costumes by Willa Kim, lighting by Jules Fisher, incidental music by Stanley Walden, presented by special arrangement with The Establishment Theatre Company, Inc., "Scuba Duba" premiere Oct. 10, 1967
Steambath; a play by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )
6 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 libraries worldwide
Controversial comedy about 12 characters in a steambath which turns out to be a waiting room between this world and the next
Stir crazy by Sidney Poitier( visu )
18 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
Two zany drifters are mistakenly sent to prison for a robbery they didn't commit. They must rely on their wits in order to survive a sadistic warden, a hulking mass-murderer and worst of all, the inter-prison rodeo
Stern, a novel by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )
41 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 593 libraries worldwide
Friedman's first novel, Stern, tells the story of a young Jewish man who relocates his family from the city to the suburbs, where they are besieged by voracious caterpillars and a bigotry that ranges from the genteel snub to outright confrontation
About Harry Towns by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )
17 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 579 libraries worldwide
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The collected short fiction of Bruce Jay Friedman by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
Nearly fifty stories on themes ranging from loneliness to ethnicity. In one, a policeman tries to talk a man out of suicide, in another gamblers bet on traffic fatalities, in a third a professor considers procuring women for a living
A father's kisses : a novel by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
A wacky tale in which a man takes a job as a killer to support his daughter. He is Bill Binny, a widower depressed that he cannot find work. But he is a Vietnam vet and one day a man offers him a job to rub out the enemies of a billionaire
Best American plays ( serial )
in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
The lonely guy's book of life by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )
4 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Tokyo woes by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 422 libraries worldwide
In this laugh-out-loud travelogue, an average American man journeys to a country unlike any other: 1980s Japan Early one morning, Mike Halsey leaves his sleeping girlfriend and his house deep in the woods to go out and buy the morning paper. His favorite deli is closed, so he keeps driving and winds up on an unfamiliar lakeside road. Then it hits him: the old wanderlust. The last time it struck, he ended up on the coast of Finland. This time, Mike heads east--to Japan. He doesn't like sushi all that much and has no idea what he'll do when he arrives. Luckily, he makes a new friend on the plane. Bill Atenabe invites Mike to stay with his family in Tokyo--?We've got plenty of room by Japanese standards,? he claims--and the two pals are soon sampling all that makes the Land of the Rising Sun unique, from Peeping Tom tours to department store attendants who dust you off before you step into an elevator to computers with a sense of irony. Mike quickly discovers, however, that not all is as happy as it seems in the Atenabe household. Bill's wife is having an affair with a bamboo salesman, his son wants to give up a promising academic career to become a talent scout for a modeling agency, and his war-hero father is being forced into retirement. When Bill contemplates an act of desperation, Mike talks some good old American common sense into his friend and discovers the real reason for his own journey to Japan. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bruce Jay Friedman including rare photos from the author's personal collection
Black angels; stories by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )
22 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 libraries worldwide
Even the rhinos were nymphos : best nonfiction by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
The slightly older guy by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Three balconies : stories and a novella by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
In these pages you'll meet Jacob, who as a junior counselor at summer camp wakes up his young charges at midnight to tell them that their parents have been executed by the Nazis, and Alexander Kahn, a failed novelist turned journalist who breaks the law within sight of the prison warden, so taken is he with the camaraderie he's discovered in the joint when compared with the thin gruel of companionship he's experienced outside. You'll meet Harry, the once famous screenwriter, and a moral man who "lacks a moral follow through." And in the title novella, the tragic and great Beau DeVyne
Let's hear it for a beautiful guy : and other works of short fiction by Bruce Jay Friedman( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Steambath ( visu )
4 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Controversial comedy about 12 characters in a steambath which turns out to be a waiting room between this world and the next
The lonely guy by Arthur Hiller( visu )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The lonely guy follows the progrss of Larry and his buddy Warren as they attempt to eke out a successful social life in the Big Apple. They're losers, until one day, Larry writes a book that turns loneliness into the ultimate love potion, and life is never the same!
The heartbreak kid by Peter Farrelly( visu )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Confirmed bachelor Eddie finally ties the knot with the beautiful Lila, but, while on their honeymoon in Mexico, Eddie meets a young woman he believes might be his soul mate and must choose between his new wife and the woman of his dreams
 
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Alternative Names
Bruce Jay Friedman Amerikaans romanschrijver
Bruce Jay Friedman US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor
Friedman, B. J. 1930-
Friedman, B. J. (Bruce Jay), 1930-
Friedman, Bruce 1930-
Friedman, Bruce J.
Friedman, Bruce J. 1930-
Friedman, Bruce Jay
Friedmann, Bruce Jay
Friedmann Bruce Jay 1930-....
Брюс Джей Фридман
ברוס ג'יי פרידמן
بروس جی فریدمن نویسنده آمریکایی
フリードマン, ブルース・J.
ブルース・ジェイ・フリードマン
布魯斯·傑伊·弗里德曼
Languages
English (245)
French (10)
Japanese (5)
Spanish (5)
Italian (3)
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