Searching for: "Elaine Stritch"

  • David Sedaris

    Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life. In 'The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck,' three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In 'Hello Kitty,' a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-mandated AA meetings. In 'The Squirrel and the Chipmunk,' a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members. With original illustrations by Ian Falconer, author of the bestselling Olivia series of...read more

  • Dorothy Parker

    Dorothy Parker's quips and light verse have embedded themselves in the American literary landscape, but it was her prose that proved her star and demonstrated her talent as extending far beyond her time. In her fiction, she not only brought to life the urban milieu that was her bailiwick, but lay bare the uncertainties of ordinary people living ordinary lives, all told in her unflinching and deeply personal voice. In these selected stories, read for you by Elaine Stritch, we have the chance to draw upon her insight into the social and emotional realities of human nature. The following stories are featured in this audiobook collection:   *  Big...read more

  • Peter Feibleman

    Broadway legend Elaine Stritch stars as author Lillian Hellman in Peter Feibleman's beguiling account of Hellman's tumultuous relationship across several decades with a man 25 years her junior, played by Oscar nominee Bruce Davison. Accompanied by the original music of Carly Simon. Includes a conversation with Hellman scholar Deborah Martinson, author of Lillian Hellman: A Life with Foxes and Scoundrels. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in February 2000. Directed by Rosalind Ayres Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg Samantha Bennett as Esther Bruce Bruce Davison as Cuff Claudette Nevins as Women's Voices Raphael Sbarge as Men's...read more

  • Barbara Robinson

    Buckle up for a wild ride involving a missing gerbil, a crazy cat, and a tattooed baby that will have readers of all ages laughing! This hilarious novel stars the Herdmans, the worst kids in the world, who made their first appearance in author Barbara Robinson's classic The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. In The Best School Year Ever, Imogene, Claude, Ralph, Leroy, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman haven’t changed a bit. They still set things on fire and knock the other kids black and blue. One day the teachers ask all the students to think of compliments for their classmates, and Beth Bradley picks Imogene Herdman’s name. At first, Beth can’t think of anything good, but soon she...read more

  • Barbara Robinson

    The Herdmans plus Halloween have always spelled disaster. Every year, these six kids -- the worst in the history of Woodrow Wilson School and possibly even the world -- wreak havoc on the whole town. They steal candy, spray-paint kids, and take anything that's not nailed down. Now the mayor has had it. He's decided to cancel Halloween. There won't be any Herdmans to contend with this year, but there won't be any candy, either. And what's Halloween without candy? And without trick-or-treating? The Herdmans manage to turn the worst Halloween ever into the best Halloween ever in this uproarious sequel to The Best Christmas Pageant...read more

  • Barbara Robinson

    Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids. Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch. They set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s toolshed, blackmailed Wanda Pierce to get her charm bracelet, and smacked Alice Wendelken across the head. And that’s just the start! When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and...read more