This is a fresh, warm and engaging memoir, chock-full of the usual Burdick wit and humor, that paints a vivid portrait about a life of arts and letters--growing up in America, in the theater, and in the communications industry. Unequal parts W.C. Fields, Carl Sandburg, and Houdini. Nurtured in the Berkshire Hills, Burdick grew to be an innovative force in the world of entertainment and is the perfect person to share his vision of American theatrical history. Read this book! It will tickle your funny bone many times.