For The Week magazine, he named his six favorite Marx Brothers books. One title on the list:
Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of the Marx Brothers by Simon LouvishRead about the other books on the list.
A solid biography of Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, and Gummo. Not to mention their frequent supporting player Margaret Dumont, whose mysterious background Louvish sorts out.
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