New Release Books by Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder is the author of Something to Remember You By (2013), Of Magic and Mangers (2014), Kiss Me Like A Stranger (2010), What Is This Thing Called Love? (2010) and other 11 books.

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Something to Remember You By

release date: Apr 09, 2013
Something to Remember You By
From the author of Kiss Me Like a Stranger and My French Whore, comes this romantic, dramatic fiction set during World War II. Beloved actor and author Gene Wilder's newest novella, SOMETHING TO REMEMBER YOU BY, begins on Christmas, 1944. In a foxhole in Bastogne, Belgium, the innocent yet charmingly clever protagonist, Corporal Tom Cole, is injured. Wilder moves the action to a romantic wartime London with dimly lit blackout-compliant restaurants and mad dashes to the Tube station at the sound of the air raid sirens where Cole convalesces and falls in love for the first time. But is the mysterious Danish girl he meets at the Shepherdess Café on the up and up? Cole is a cellist back home in the States, and Anna says she's a monitor at the War Office, scanning radio waves for incoming German planes. But is she? When Cole goes to the War Office one day to surprise his new lover, she's nowhere to be found. Wilder's story takes Cole on a quest for the woman he loves but no longer trusts, and ultimately parachutes him, a newly minted intelligence officer, behind enemy lines into a concentration camp to save her life and discover the truth.

Of Magic and Mangers

release date: Sep 05, 2014
Of Magic and Mangers
Of Magic and Mangers is a collection of poignant and heart-warming short stories celebrating the true spirit of Christmas. As if looking into some magical mirror, you will see yourself in the characters of these stories; and as story characters grapple with real-life issues, you will surprisingly discover that your real-life issues intersect with those addressed in the age-old biblical story. As each story ends, the hope, love, joy, and peace that surrounded Bethlehem's manger will come to rest in your heart. While children will be fascinated by these well-told tales, adults will detect the treads of deeper meaning running through each story. Parents may choose to read these stories aloud at family Christmas gatherings, and church leaders will discover that these stories freshly convey the true spirit of Christmas when read aloud in services of worship. Regardless of the setting, these stories touch the heart as they magically bring Bethlehem's story to the reader's front door. As you work your way through these engaging stories, you will laugh, cry, and, at times, become angry at the injustices faced by characters who have been misunderstood or mistreated. And after following each story's twists and turns, these stories will freshly reminded all who read them that the events that took place in first-century Bethlehem are still relevant for all of us today. While you will enjoy reading and rereading your own copy of this book, you will discover that the book can serve as a thoughtful gift, especially when given to others during the Christmas season.

Kiss Me Like A Stranger

release date: Apr 01, 2010
Kiss Me Like A Stranger
In this personal book from the star of many beloved and classic film comedies -- from The Producers to Young Frankenstein, Blazing saddles to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory -- Gene Wilder writes about a side of his life the public hasn't seen on the screen. Kiss Me Like a Stranger is not an autobiography in the usual sense of the word, and it's certainly not another celebrity "tell-all." Instead, Wilder has chosen to write about resonant moments in his life, events that led him to an understanding of the art of acting, and -- more important -- to an understanding of how to give love to and receive love from a woman. Wilder writes compellingly about the creative process on stage and screen, and divulges moments from life on the sets of some of the most iconic movies of our time. In this book, he talks about everything from his experiences in psychoanalysis to why he got into acting and later comedy (his first goal was to be a Shakespearean actor), and how a Midwestern childhood with a sick mother changed him. Wilder explains why he became an actor and writer, and about the funny, wonderful movies he made with Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Richard Pryor, and Harrison Ford, among many others. He candidly reveals his failures in love, and writes about the overwhelming experience of marrying comedienne Gilda Radner, as well as what finally had to happen for him to make a true and lasting commitment to another woman. A thoughtful, revealing, and winsome book about life, love, and the creative process, the New York Times bestseller Kiss Me Like A Stranger is one actor's life in his own words.

What Is This Thing Called Love?

release date: Mar 30, 2010
What Is This Thing Called Love?
The actor and novelist answers this eternal question twelve ways, in stories that explore our most complicated emotion This is a winning collection from an author writing on his favorite topic: love. Each emotionally involving story illuminates a different kind of love: star-crossed, intense, needy, eternal, unrequited, even comical. Gene Wilder's protagonists will be instantly recognizable to his fans: men and women who stumble into relationships that can fulfill them or knock them out cold. Which one it will be depends, often, on the smallest of gestures or reactions. What Is This Thing Called Love includes the stories: • "In Love for the First Time," about a lover so shy and studious that he's a "funny duck" who has to be led by the hand by his equally inexperienced girlfriend • "About Being in Love," featuring coarse but charming Buddy Silverman, who yearns for connection but looks for it in exactly the wrong kind of woman • "The Woman in the Red Hat," who shows a writer who has only explored love in his books what the real thing feels like.

Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art

release date: Jun 28, 2012
Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art
Gene Wilder defined film comedy in the 1970s and '80s. But this is no traditional autobiography, rather it's an intelligent, quirky, humorous account of key events that have affected him in search for love and art.

The Woman Who Wouldn't

release date: Mar 04, 2008
The Woman Who Wouldn't
The beloved actor and screenwriter's second novel, set in 1903, stars a young concert violinist named Jeremy Webb, who one day goes from accomplished adagios with the Cleveland Orchestra to having a complete breakdown on stage. If he hadn't poured a glass of water down the throat of a tuba, maybe he wouldn't have been sent to a health resort in Badenweiler, Germany. But it's in that serene place that Jeremy meets Clara Mulpas, whom he tries his hardest to seduce. Clara is so beautiful that Jeremy finds it impossible to keep from trying to find a chink in her extraordinary reserve and elegance. He finds himself reflexively flirting to get a reaction—after all, a tease and a wink have always worked before, with women back home. But flirting probably isn't the best way to appeal to a woman who was married to a dumb brute and doesn't want to have anything more to do with men. Jeremy isn't sure how to press his case—but he won't give up. Wilder's prose is elegant, spare and affecting. But it's his romantic's eye for the intense emotions that animate a real love story that makes The Woman Who Wouldn't an unforgettable book.

My French Whore

release date: Feb 05, 2008
My French Whore
Recounts the tale of a midwestern World War I soldier whose capture by German forces prompts him to impersonate a famous German spy and pursue a romantic relationship with a beautiful courtesan.

Gilda's Disease

release date: Jan 01, 1996

Even Dogs Learn How to Swim

release date: Dec 13, 2017

More Than Bread and Wine

release date: Feb 02, 2015
More Than Bread and Wine
More than Bread and WineFew acts of worship embody more meaning and spiritual intimacy than the Lord's Supper; and while traditions and theologies surrounding this sacred event vary from one Christian group to another, the act itself is a universal tie that binds Christians around the world.In the most liturgical traditions, the Lord's Supper is observed at every service of worship, but for those from the Free Church Tradition, like Baptists, the frequency and liturgy vary from one congregation to another. When I was a child, my church observed the Lord's Supper once a year, on the Thursday preceding Easter. In the first church I pastored, we observed the Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of each month. My current congregation observes The Supper quarterly. When Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper he did not specify its frequency. Instead, he told his followers, "As oft as you do this, do it in remembrance of me." On the surface, the message of The Lord's Supper seems quite simple. As we break the bread, we remember Christ's broken body. As we drink from the cup, we remember his shed blood. Regardless of one's theology, The Supper is always a sacred recollection of Christ's sacrificial act; but it is much more. As you examine The Lord's Supper throughout scripture, you soon begin to sense that The Supper holds special significance for those who take the time to meditate on something more than the obvious.

Haunted Honeymoon

release date: Jan 01, 1985
Haunted Honeymoon
Press kit includes 5 pamphlets and 4 photographs.

Mel Brook's Blazing Saddles

Mel Brook's Blazing Saddles
The new sheriff and his sidekick, retired gunfighter Waco Kid, protect the town of Rock Ridge from the men who want to run the railroad through the town.

The Woman in Red

release date: Jan 01, 1983
The Woman in Red
Press kit includes 10 pamphlets, 1 sheet of loose copy, and 2 photographs.

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

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