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James Lipton
Birth date: September 19, 1926
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A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 8 years ago
Probably my favorite bits of this book were the introductions before each chapter. You really got a sense of how much Lipton loved words and the hunt for new terms of venery and really, it was just lovely to read. I was astonished at some of the terms that have been around since the 15th century and...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 8 years ago
An excellent book that at its heart is just a very long list of collective nouns, referred to by Mr. Lipton as terms of venery both real and fanciful. The first half of the book are terms culled from history and the second half, more modern creations. I'm a fan of James Lipton's Inside the Actor'...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it 8 years ago
Loved this book. It’s a linguistic treatise about the names for groups: groups of various animals, or groups of people of various professions or social circles, or groups of abstract concepts. A Comedy of Errors is in this book (yes, it’s a group name, created by Shakespeare, not the genre name). So...
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~*Krissys Bookshelf Reviews*~ rated it 9 years ago
First off Inside Inside was a difficult book to get through BUT is very well worth the read for any Inside the Actors Studio fan that wants to know more about James Lipton himself and the company that came to be and become the Actors Studio. Very informative and not to be taken lightly this is a ver...
Devlin Scott
Devlin Scott rated it 12 years ago
Some readers thought this was supposed to be a 'tell all' about the Actors Studio and its guests. They may have been confused by the 'Inside, Inside' title. Anyone who has seen James Lipton's interviews should know that he isn't a gossip monger but, is actually in search of the creative process an...
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