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Fosse | Sam Wasson
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Wasson is a smart and savvy reporter, and his book abounds with colorful firsthand tales. Janet Maslin, New York Times Fascinating . . . Wasson has taken complete control of his subject. Wall Street Journal The only person ever to win Oscar, Emmy, and Tony awards in the same year, Bob Fosse revolutionized nearly every facet of American entertainment. His signature style would influence generations of performing artists. Yet in spite of Fosses innumerableincluding Cabaret, Pippin, All That Jazz, and Chicago, one of the longest-running Broadway musicals everhis offstage life was shadowed by deep wounds and insatiable appetites. To craft this richly detailed account, best-selling author Sam Wasson has drawn on a wealth of unpublished material and hundreds of sources: friends, enemies, lovers, and collaborators, many of them speaking publicly about Fosse for the first time. With propulsive energy and stylish prose, Fosse is the definitive biography of one of Broadway and Hollywoods most complex and dynamic icons. Spellbinding. Entertainment Weekly Impeccably researched. Vanity Fair An NPR Best Book of the Year
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Fosse | Sam Wasson
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A life well considered. A lot of work detailed.

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#notbookrelated but Michelle Williams in Fosse/Verdon on FX needs to win all the awards this year. She‘s a godtdamned revelation and shines in every scene. She sings and dances and is just amazing. I can not recommend this show highly enough!!! 🤩

FreeReadAndWrite I've been so into it! Just watched this week's ep & texted my husband that it put me in the mood to watch Chicago tonight haha 8mo
Owlizabeth @FreeReadAndWrite I‘ve been wowed from the go! My favorite thing I‘m watching right now! 8mo
JacqMac I agree. She is fantastic! This show is so well done. 8mo
Christine Yes, what a performance!! Hope she wins an Emmy for it. Just finished the show and can‘t stop thinking about it, so I came here to see if anyone had read and enjoyed this book...not sure I can handle anymore Bob right now, though, TBH! Give me all the Gwen, however. 7mo
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(Day 6 - #Work)

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Someday I WILL read this chunkster!! 🌟🕴🏻👋🏻

Cinfhen You‘ve been singing that tune for a few years already😛😛😂 (edited) 12mo
MaGoose @Cinfhen 🤣😂You should see my TBR list; good thing most of the books are ebooks on my Nook nowadays. Otherwise, some of the pages would be getting yellow and brittle. 😁 12mo
Bklover Sounds familiar! 12mo
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emilyhaldi Might be singing it another few... @Cinfhen 😉 12mo
Cinfhen Spoken like a true Litten @MaGoose 😜 12mo
vivastory Sounds fascinating. Stacked! 12mo
Reviewsbylola The only broadway show I‘ve ever seen. 😂👯‍♀️👯‍♂️ 12mo
Mdargusch I loved that show @Reviewsbylola ! 12mo
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Day 10 - #cabaret #musicalnewyear

What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come hear the music play
Life is a cabaret, old chum
Come to the cabaret
Put down the knitting, the book and the broom
It's time for a holiday
Life is a cabaret, old chum
So come to the cabaret
Come taste the wine
Come hear the band
Come blow that horn
Start celebrating right this way
Your table's waiting
What could permitting some prophet of doom
To wipe every smile away

Reecaspieces Oh.....what a fabulous movie. And show! Love Love Love Liza...she is nuts but I love her! 12mo
TiredLibrarian Love this musical so much ❤🖤 12mo
Cinfhen Wow!!! Liza!! 12mo
vivastory Saw this many many years ago with my mom & brother. Afterwards we went out for dinner at a Japanese restaurant. It's one of my best family memories. 12mo
EadieB @vivastory Very Nice! 12mo
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Relaxing in the Reading Room at the Library Hotel. This book seemed like a natural pick after the ballet.

eraderneely 🤩 2y
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Bob Fosse was the master of choreography & dance and has an unmistakable style. Someday I am going to read this #chunkster and dig into the fascinating details of his life! 🕴🏻

Mdargusch Good one! 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️👯‍♀️ 2y
Cinfhen Another #BigBookMonitorAlert @minkyb that's two for me today!!! Important Question @emilyhaldi are there pictures inside this #chunkster???? 2y
minkyb @Cinfhen order restored! 2y
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LaurenAsh This is on my list, too! 2y
Kendra.Diane He‘s one of my favorite choreographers! 2y
Reviewsbylola 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️ 2y
emilyhaldi @Cinfhen yes! Lots of pics.. which helps 👍🏻 2y
Cinfhen Yay!!! Pictures definitely help! And I'm sure they're fabulous 😍 2y
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If anyone had the #RhythmInside, it was Fosse. #DecDays

Cinfhen Legendary 💕💕🙌🏻 2y
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I was feeling a little antsy last night so I did some therapeutic bookshelf refreshing .. just in time for #SPACEJAM 🌗

whatsjennareading These look so beautiful!! 2y
TheWordJar Beautiful!! 😍 2y
Ms.Story Love it! 2y
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Megabooks Wow!!! 2y
Robothugs Pretty! 2y
mrozzz Gorgeous!! 2y
Hollie Oooh that is lovely! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!!! 2y
Smangela 😍😍😍 2y
Cinfhen Looks awesome 😍love the color coding ❤️ 2y
britt_brooke Pretty! 2y
Lmstraubie So pretty 😍 2y
Reviewsbylola Your shelves put mine to shame. 2y
Mdargusch I love this. It helps that you buy dozens of books every week. Do you buy them according to the colors you need? 😉 2y
diovival 😍 2y
emilyhaldi @Mdargusch I haven't done that in the past but I have started noticing that there are certain colors I don't have much of... and I might have to keep an eye out for them in the future 😉 2y
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Some book themed haul from today's Broadway Flea Market (a charity event for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS). Because I can't go anywhere without buying a book, and this was five dollars! 😂. The pins are from the Tuck Everlasting musical (I always choose drinking the immortal magic water).

gibblr I've never seen the musical, but when I read Tuck Everlasting I was really upset when she didn't drink! 3y
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I felt kind of guilty about TBR Tuesday. Then I saw @CherylDeFranceschi 's stack & felt less bad. These are all from my library and I have a smaller stack under my desk AND a stack as big as this in my home office AND a big stack of TBRs that I bought. Suffice to say I have a problem! 😂

mllemay Don't we all 😂😂😂 I mean this social network is basically Bookaholics (Not)Anonymous 4y
Bkwurm Wow. Your TBR stack is absolutely impressive. I'm in awe! 😳 4y
CaitlinSiem But look at your options! So many! I love it! 4y
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CherylDeFranceschi Would it make you feel even better if you knew that that was kind of the tip of the iceberg? 😳 4y
brendanmleonard @CherylDeFranceschi haha maybe. I might do a sequel today of all the books I own I need to read! 4y
SusanInTiburon I love that they're all library books! 1. They don't move in forever and collect dust 2. Your library must be amazing. 4y
brendanmleonard @Susanintiburon I think I mentioned this but I work in admin at a university so I get access privileges to the university library, which is really the big perk 4y
BookishFeminist Haha no shame! My library piles look the same TBH. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have that same problem, I just posted my to read soon-ish books! If I posted all of my to-reads, even just those that are in my house, I'd need a lot more than one picture. 4y
SusanInTiburon @brendanmleonard Oh that is fantastic! Almost makes up for university pay!!!! 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @mllemay Yes it is! And the first step is to admit that I have a problem, right? My TBR list on Goodreads, is well over 1000 books and I add more everyday, from books I read that suggest others, to finds at thrift stores, library sales, other sales, new releases, etc, etc, too infinity & beyond! 4y
Ange44 My TBR piles in my house amount to around 300 books, and that's not even including my boyfriend's piles which are just as big. It's overwhelming when it's time to choose my next book, but I love it! 4y
mllemay @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I'm the same. My TBR is a word document with hundreds of books on it and I keep adding more every week. Probably going to have a TBR until I die but honestly, I don't really mind. 4y
brendanmleonard Because I have a ton of TBR on good reads and a ton of TBR here, I've seriously been considering a merge in a spreadsheet. 4y
Sue I refuse to assess the size of my TBR - it's mostly digital so I don't have a pile to depress me. 4y
Classic_Wirginia I put all of my TBR books on post its, crumpled them up into a mason jar, and I'm slowly eating away at it by picking random books from there. It's been working :) 4y
brendanmleonard That's a great idea, @Classic_Wirginia 4y
kristina_with_a_k My TBR is in the notes on my phone, plus the"add to stack I've started since joining Litsy. It's quite daunting. 4y
Lizpixie I need to do the mason jar idea! That's brilliant, the worst part of so many in my tbr is the stressing over which book is next. 4y
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