Monday, December 29, 2008

It's Always Something by Gilda Radner

From Library Journal (1989)
Completed before Radner's death last month, this is her personal account of her struggle with ovarian cancer and her inspiring attempt to keep an upbeat attitude during her illness. Her discussion of a Santa Monica patient support group called the Wellness Community is the best part of the book and may be of interest to cancer patients and their families. Radner's work with Saturday Night Live, her creation of such memorable characters like Emily Litella and Roseanne Roseannadanna, and her film work with husband Gene Wilder get scant attention here.

DJE: A minor classic in my view. I read this almost 20 years ago and still remember it well. It is a story of chaos: funny, with a sad ending.

Can be obtained inexpensively from AbeBooks.