Son of Harpo Speaks!

  • by Bill Marx
  • Narrated by Bill Marx
  • 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As heard on Sirius XM Radio and NPR stations!
Over 9 Hours Of Entertainment! "For many years, friends and family have asked me, 'Bill, why don't you write a book about your life? You must have had quite a childhood growing up with your dad, Harpo, and those zany uncles of yours, the Marx Brothers. And what about those weird, maybe fatalistic happenings you've experienced that can only be described as 'too-Hollywood-to-believe?'"
—Bill Marx
Son of Harpo Speaks! A Family Portrait, was produced, written, and narrated, with voices and music, by Bill Marx and produced by Joe Bevilacqua. It was co-produced, directed, edited, and digitally mastered by Gerry Bucci at Gerico 1 Media. Buy the companion book here:


What the Critics Say

“I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bill Marx’s life story. I can’t wait for the sequel.” (Irving Brecher, Marx Brothers screenwriter)
“A charming memoir. I enjoyed it thoroughly.” (Kitty Carlisle Hart)
"This book by the son of Harpo Marx gave me pleasure. (Or, as Groucho might have put it, this book pleasured me.) It's a journey of self-discovery, and Bill’s book is a useful primer for youngsters who hope to make a living in the arts." (David J. Hogan, Filmfax)


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Customer Reviews

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A pleasant surprise

I have long been a fan of Harpo Marx, having read Harpo Speaks, so I was naturally curious as to the point of view of his son. I bought the book on a lark, hoping that it would be, if not at least interesting, then perhaps it would have some funny family stories. To my delight, the book was insightful, fun and yes, interesting. Bill Marx has a good speaking voice and the stories are presented in a way that make you feel as if you are sitting on the couch in his home, sipping a warm beverage and speaking to him in person. I enjoyed it and am very happy that I have this in my collection. I will recommend this to friends and know that they will enjoy it as much as I have.
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- J.A.

Very dissapointed!

I didn't expect it to be filled front to back with great stories about the Marx Brothers. I wanted to learn about his life BUT I didn't expect it to be a book about times AWAY from the Marx family. Sadly, that's the story. He was away from his family a lot and he tries to deal with those memories and feelings.
Just a warning - you will hear more about going to see baseball games than Uncle Groucho coming over.
Its a great memoir about the plight of being an adoptive child and problems with abandonment issues but other than that, if you are looking for a behind the scenes book about the entertainment business - this is not it.
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- Anthony

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-12-2011
  • Publisher: Joe Bevilacqua, Waterlogg Productions