Saturday, October 16, 2010

Six favorite Marx Brothers books

Roy Blount Jr. is the author of 22 books, including Alphabet Juice and the new Hail, Hail, Euphoria!, an appreciation of the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup.

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 Louvish

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.
Read about the other books on the list.

Visit Roy Blount Jr.'s website.

--Marshal Zeringue