Ambitious 18-year-old Mickey Fine wants to be a world-famous comic. 17-year-old, plain-Jane, Mutzie Feder longs to have the glamorous life she sees embodied by her idol on the silver screen, Jean Harlow.
Each of them desperately wants to escape their drab everyday lives.
Mickey grabs his opportunity when he is hired to be a comedian and tumler at the famed Catskills resort, Gorlicks Greenhouse. Mutzie moment comes when she is chosen to be "the number one girl" of notorious hit-man "Pittsburgh Phil" Strauss or "Pep".
That summer, Pep and Mutzie travel with his Murder Incorporated cohorts for an extended holiday at Gorlicks Greenhouse. As the season progresses, Mickey and Mutzie meet and begin to fall for each other. As their feelings grow, so do Pep's suspicions.
They must find a way out before Pep marks them both for death.
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Two very different people coming together with two very different ambitions in life? Then of course you’d get romance! I really enjoyed this it was pretty fun and interesting and I had a lot of fun going through it of course! 5 out of 5 stars!
I stepped out of my comfort zone in choosing this and am so glad I did. It is quirky, witty, fast paced and great fun. A bit of romance, a bit of comedy, a bit of mystery and lots of thrills make for a very enjoyable read.
The East Coast adventures and misadventures of two determined dreamers at the end of the tumultuous 30s in a very entertaining and action-packed romp blessed with a cast of very colorful and unforgettable characters and dazzling verbal pyrotechnics. Warren Adler was a wonderful American wordsmith and "Funny Boys" might actually be one of his most delightful accomplishments. A marvellous fictional treat that deserves to be trully enjoyed without any moderation whatsoever 👍👍 Many thanks to Netgalley and Stonehouse for this terrific ARC