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Nobody"s Fool

by Martin Gottfried

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Simon & Schuster .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses,
  • Biography & Autobiography / General,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7928181M
    ISBN 100743244761
    ISBN 109780743244763
    OCLC/WorldCa30734593

    Nobody’s Fool was made into a movie starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, and Melody Griffith. About Nobody’s Fool This slyly funny, moving novel about a blue-collar town in upstate New York—and in the life of Sully, of one of its unluckiest citizens, who has been doing the wrong thing triumphantly for fifty years—is a.   50+ videos Play all Mix - Avril Lavigne - Nobody's Fool - Lyrics YouTube Unwanted - Avril Lavigne Lyrics[HD] - Duration: xUninchantedMelodyx 1,, views.

    Nobody's Fool Richard Russo, Knopf Doubleday pp. ISBN Summary In this slyly funny and moving novel, Russo follows the unexpected operation of grace in a deadbeat, upstate New York town—and in the lives of the unluckiest of its the publisher.   Nobody's Fool. A woman is released from prison and reunites with her sister. She soon discovers that her sister is in an online relationship with a man who may not be what he seems.

    "Nobody's Fool" never slides into the corn-pone hokiness so often found in novels of small-town life, fiction in which the rural setting is either a Walker Evans photo or Dogpatch. In these books, the characters talk as if they were auditioning for the Henry Fonda part in "The Grapes of Wrath.". Nobody's Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead by Griffith, Bill and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Nobody's Fool, First Edition, Signed - .


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Nobody's Fool has several of the best characters of all time. Sully is hard to beat as a likably flawed, smarter-than-he-seems survivor in a seemingly small world. This world matters plenty to the reader, though, crafted as it is by In my mind, Russo is one of the best authors out there and this is one of his best books/5.

With its uproarious humor and a heart that embraces humanity's follies as well as its triumphs, Nobody's Fool, from Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Richard Russo, is storytelling at its most generous.

Nobody’s Fool was made into a movie starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, and Melody by: 4. Set in upstate New York like its predecessors (Mohawk, ; The Risk Pool, ), Russo's third is a slice of small-town life: thick slice, big cast, much bustle, but no storyline, no climax, no epiphanies.

It is Donald Sullivan, known as Sully, who is nobody's fool (both meanings apply). The year-old handyman, who has lived all his life in the Adirondacks town of New Bath, has relied on. This novel's title, Nobody's Fool, is a punning reference to its protagonist, Donald Sullivan, who at age 60 is "divorced from his own wife, carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, estranged from his son, devoid of self-knowledge, badly crippled and virtually unemployable—all of which he stubbornly confuse[s] with independence."4/4(45).

But somehow, in spite of all that, Sully keeps a positive attitude, is acquainted with just about everybody and, as the book's title indicates, is viewed as "nobody's fool." Russo fleshes out his characters well/5().

The book and the film are different entities; two separate and excellent pieces of work. I have not Nobodys Fool book all of Mr. Russo's works, but a good number of them, and 'Nobody's Fool' is still my favorite.

You will laugh out loud at Sully's antics, fall in love with the characters, and marvel and the fine writing in this book.5/5(4). Sully is that person in the book Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo.

A person who everybody loves and hates, to varying degrees, and who deserves both, Sully finds that all of those responsibilities come to haunt him, along with thoughts of his abusive father, who Sully is slowly becoming as he spirals from the fear of responsibility, from the pain. Nobodys Fool follows the story of Schlitzies long careerfrom Coney Island and the Ringling Bros.

Circus to small-town carnivals and big-city sideshowswhich is one ofSchlitzie is most well-known for his appearance in the cult classic making of Freaks and Schlitzies role in the film is a centerpiece of the researching Schlitzies life4/5.

Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo is a book about the people in a small village named New Bath. New Bath is located in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. The town is popular and prosperous in the s and well known for their mineral waters. A big resort hotel is built and the town competes with Schuyler Springs, a few miles away, for the.

Nobody's Fool Richard Russo, Author Random House (NY) $23 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. ARTICLES. Were We Right.

“Sully” series is bound to impress the audience because it is about a common man. The problems are the everyday problem we hear about but they are gigantic for the people who face them the issue that might be a matter of life and death for one might be of no importance for the other.

The book is droll and affecting, not only in its masterly depiction of the workings of an inbred small-town society, but in its portrait of Sully, the nobody’s fool of the title, “a case-study.

Nobody's Fool is an unprecedented treat, populated with charming, believable characters and a parting shot so beautiful even the hardest of hearts will melt helplessly at its sight%. Directed by Robert Benton. With Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, Melanie Griffith.

A stubborn man past his prime reflects on his life of /10(K). The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your group's reading of Richard Russo's Nobody's hope that they will provide you with different ways of looking at--and talking about--a novel whose size, opulence of character and description, broad social canvas, and sheer narrative zest suggest the books of Dickens, John Irving, and Anne Tyler.

Nobody's Fool has a pair of strong leads and a smattering of scenes that highlight Tiffany Haddish's talents -- all of which only make the uninspired end results more frustrating.

Total Count: %. A stubborn man past his prime reflects on his life of strict independence and seeks more from himself. Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age.

While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis Carl. This novel's title, Nobody's Fool, is a punning reference to its protagonist, Donald Sullivan, who at age 60 is "divorced from his own wife, carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, estranged from his son, devoid of self-knowledge, badly crippled and virtually unemployable--all of which he stubbornly confuse[s] with independence."Why is Sully so insistent on remaining nobody's fool.

― Richard Russo, quote from Nobody's Fool “No, Sully'd decided long ago to abstain from all but the most general forms of regret. He allowed himself the vague wish that things had turned out differently, without blaming himself that they hadn't, any more than he'd blamed himself when his triple never ran like it should at least once.

Nobody's Fool NPR coverage of Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Note: Book excerpts are provided by the publisher and may contain language some.

Nobody’s Fool Soldiers of Fame and Fortune, Book 1 By: Michael Todd, Michael Anderle.Sitting in the dark, watching Paul Newman's performance in "Nobody's Fool," I jotted down the word "humility." It seemed to be the word that fit best.

He is onscreen in virtually every scene of the movie, playing a year-old man named Sully who has spent most of his life drinking beer and avoiding responsibility and who now is thrown into daily contact with a son who doesn't trust him and a.

In Sarah Hegger's latest Willow Park Romance, long-held crushes and past frenemies reunite--and wonder if there's ever a second chance to make a good first impressionHolly Partridge had no plans to return to Willow Park, Illinois, until her troubled younger sister Portia fled her /5(13).