Son of Harpo Speaks!: A Family Portrait
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: April 2013
Duration: 8 hours 46 minutes
Bill Marx is the last living person to have workedprofessionally with the three Marx Brothers: his uncles, Chico and Groucho, andhis father, Harpo Marx. Because Chico and Groucho had children that had writtenabout them, Bill Marx wanted to complete the Marx Brothers' literary trifectaby authoring a book about the personal and professional relationships that hehad with his father. Son of Harpo Speaks!,in addition to offering a unique perspective of a very special man andrevealing many stories never before in print, is also a book about a"too-Hollywood-to-believe" life-altering quirk of fate that ultimately broughthim together with his parents.
The background for this remarkable revelation unfoldedunassumingly over a glass of wine and some conversation in the famous 1960snightclub, Dino's Lodge, on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. It would subsequentlylead the author to explore the complex life task of dealing with his emotionalscars of rejection and the secure feelings of acceptance, the latter due to hisoverwhelmingly good fortune of having been adopted by two loving parents.Plenty of "show-biz" and "sizzle" are also sprinkled throughout to make for avery enjoyable read.