By Billy Crystal
To help his relations, Billy Crystal's father, Jack, labored jobs, having just one day per week to spend along with his family members. in keeping with Crystal's one-man Broadway exhibit of an analogous identify, "700 Sundays"--referring unfortunately to the time shared by way of an adoring father and his committed son--offers a heartfelt, hilarious memoir. pictures all through.
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I didn’t have a plan! So, I bought a piece of cloth for three cents, and I split it in half. I sold them both for ten and made a goddamn profit, kid. So, now I had a plan. I would buy cloth. I would split it, and I would sell it for a profit. And I would save my money, kid. Because, Billy, I had a plan. “After a while, I bought my first store, a little dress shop, Fulton Street in Brooklyn, proudest day of my goddamn life. Then I wanted the store next to me so I could expand. So I worked harder.
And I bought the store next to me, knocked the wall down, now it was bigger yet. Then I bought the next store, bigger yet, bigger yet. I had the whole goddamn block. Saved my money because I had a plan, kid. I reached back across the Atlantic, got my family, and we were reunited here in America. ” I believed every word. Here was a self-made kid. 55 billy crystal Heroes don’t have to be public figures of any kind. Heroes are right in your family. ” And heroes don’t have to look like Derek Jeter.
He put them all on the same record, and they were grateful to him for it. He said, “Listen. Who am I to tell them how to play this? ” So when I was a kid growing up, my father was now managing the Commodore Music Shop and he had become the authority on jazz and jazz records in the city. And this little store—it was only nine feet 35 billy crystal wide—was now the center of jazz not only in New York City but in the world, because that little mail order business was now third worldwide behind Sears Roebuck and Montgomery Ward, just selling Commodore and other jazz records.