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Richard Pike Bissell (June 27, 1913 — May 4, 1977) was an author of short stories and novels, one of which, 7 Cents, was turned into the Broadway musical The Pajama Game. This won him (along with co-author George Abbott) the 1955 Tony Award for Best Musical. He wrote a book about the experience called Say, Darling, which chronicled the ins and outs of a broadway musical production and featured characters based on those (such as Harold Prince) he worked with; this book was also turned into a musical, also called Say, Darling, in 1958

Bissell was born and died in Dubuque, Iowa. Between those events, he attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, graduated from Harvard University, worked on a freighter on the American Export Business Lines and riverboats, served as vice president at a Dubuque clothing manufacturer which had been bought by his great-grandfather (who worked his way from the bottom to the top of the company in a true Horatio Alger kind of story). He also lived for several years and raised his childred in Rowayton, Connecticut. Bissell wrote works about his experiences on the river that had some critics comparing him to Mark Twain, and 7 Cents was based on his experiences in the garment industry.

Upon his death, some of Bissell's personal library ended up for sale in the used bookstore of the Tri-State Independent Blind Society.
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Total Books: 4
High Water
1987 - High Water [Borealis Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780873512213
ISBN-10: 0873512219
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction

New light on 1776 and all that
1975 - New Light on 1776 and All That (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780316096706
ISBN-10: 0316096709

My life on the Mississippi Or Why I am not Mark Twain
1973 - My Life on the Mississippi or Why I Am Not Mark Twain (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780316096744
ISBN-10: 0316096741

A Stretch on the River
A Stretch on the River [Borealis Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780873512206
ISBN-10: 0873512200
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction