Ball of Fire

Stefan Kanfer
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ISBN 9780571220311 Format Paperback
Published 07/07/2005 Length 384 pages

About Book

'Easily the year's best Hollywood biog.'
Independent on Sunday

'Ball Of Fire reveals all about house- wife superstar Lucille Ball. She made the top-rated TV show in America before her husband's serial adulteries practically sunk it.
Sunday Herald

'A wonderful and poignant book... Kanfer portrays Lucille Ball as insatiably anxious and insecure, a woman whose search for a father figure would only ever find the unlikely and unholdable Desi... Kanfer pulls no punches over Lucy the pain in the neck, but he gives a superb picture of how she and Desi changed television.

David Thomson, New Republic

  • About Stefan Kanfer

    Stefan Kanfer is the author of Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball and Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando.

    He was a writer and editor for Time magazine for more than twenty years. He lives in New York and on Cape Cod.

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