- Bruce Jay Friedman
Bruce Jay Friedman (born
April 26, 1930) is an American novelist, screenwriter, and playwright.
Raised in the
Bronxby Irving and Mollie (Liebowitz) Friedman, Bruce attended the University of Missouri as a journalismmajor then served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Forcefrom 1951 to 1953. In 1954, he married the model Ginger Howard, who is now an acting coach and writer. In the same year, Friedman worked for many of the era's famous men's magazines through Magazine Management Company. Friedman ended up as an executive editor in charge of the magazines "Men" (not the present magazine of the same title), "Male", and " Man's World".
In 1962, Friedman published "Stern", the first of his eight novels.
Friedman is the father of the writer and musician Josh Alan Friedman, the cartoonist
Drew Friedman, photographer Kipp Friedman, and Molly Friedman. Friedman currently resides in New York City; he has divorced Ginger Friedman and is now married to the educator Patricia J. O'Donohue, with whom he has one daughter, writer Molly Friedman.
His latest collection of short fiction, Three Balconies,will be appearing in September 2008, from Biblioasis.
*"A Father's Kisses" (1996)
*"The Current Climate" (1989)
*"Tokyo Woes" (1985)
*"About Harry Towns"(1974)
*"A Mother's Kisses"(1964)
*"Stern" - named by John Kennedy Toole, author of A Confederacy of Dunces, as his favourite modern novel.(1962)
*"Violencia!: A Musical Novel"(2002)
*"Let's Hear It for a Beautiful Guy"
*"Far from the City of Class"
*"Black Humor: Anthology"
*"The Collected Short Fiction of Bruce Jay Friedman"
*"Three Balconies: Stories and a Novella" (2008)
For the screen
For the stage
*"Have You Spoken to Any Jews Lately?"
*"The Man They Threw Out of Jets" and a conversation with the author in "
New sounds in American fiction" editor Gordon Lish(1969)
*"The Lonely Guy"
*"The Slightly Older Guy"
*"Even The Rhinos Were Nymphos"
*"Sexual Pensees" (with Andre Barbe)
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