A.K.A. Lucy

The Dynamic and Determined Life of Lucille Ball
by Sarah Royal, Amy Poehler

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This stunning package offers a rich, intimate, and highly entertaining look at the remarkable life and work of the television pioneer, the First Lady of Comedy, the legend, Lucille Ball—AKA Lucy.
Full of fresh perspective, gorgeously designed, and richly informative, this is a book on Lucille Ball like none...
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Published By Running Press Adult

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 240

Publication Date 10/10/2023

ISBN 9780762484263

Dimensions 7.9 inches x 9.3 inches

"This perfectly supplements the many books about Ball by contributing new insights with heart and humor."

— Library Journal

"A substantial tribute to one of the most beloved entertainers of the 20th century. Pop-culture historian Royal’s picturesque book about Lucille Ball (1911-1989) begins with a reverential foreword by Amy Poehler . . . Making effective use of such visual elements as photos, timelines, pull quotes, and lists, Royal shows how Ball was not just a Hollywood star, but also a modest, hardworking, kind individual.

A satisfying, brightly colored biography about a comedy legend." 


— Kirkus

"A.K.A. Lucy would be a fine introduction for readers curious about TV's pioneering comedienne; those already besotted with Lucy will want to pull up a glass of Vitameatavegamin before tucking into delicious esoterica."

— Shelf Awareness for Readers, Starred Review

“Fact and television fiction are presented beautifully in both visual and conceptualized chapters making Royal’s book one to remember, enjoy, love and respect while realizing Lucille was of a master class and always will be.” – Rage "Recommends"

— Rage "Recommends"