I finished your book and just had to write and say what a pleasure it was reading it. I was born in 1971 but grew up watching Lucy reruns and always felt a connection with her. I’ve read so much about her and seen most of her appearances too.
I grew up in a small town in MA and always imagined meeting Lucy in person and getting to know her. After reading this book I feel like in some small way I did.:)
I’ve read other books by friends of Lucy and enjoyed them but this one felt just a bit more personal and from the heart. I was able to get a signed picture of Lucy years and years ago and I still treasure it.
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I HAD A BALL BY MICHAEL Z.STERN
This Memoir gives an intimate view of a friendship with a star written by someone who became in Lucille Ball’s words her Number One fan.It is written in an easy ,fluid style that is sincere and charming.The reader feels the excitement of the author as he begins to really know her, as well as someone he admires and loves.As the friendship grows,we follow getting to know Lucy’s graciousness and awareness of a young man’s loyalty,and which shows her to be one of the world’s deservedly truly loved celebrities. A delight from beginning to end.
Such an enjoyable book! A wonderful first-hand account of all things “Lucy”. I loved the behind the scenes detail and could feel the obvious affection Michael and Lucy had for one another. A must-read for any fan!