Marion Grodin's Memoir Reflects On Wilton Comedian Dad, Hollywood Life

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Marion Grodin, daughter of Wilton resident and comedian Charles Grodin, will discuss her new memoir at the Wilton Library on Thursday. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. -- Marion Grodin, daughter of funnyman and Wilton resident Charles Grodin ("Midnight Run," "Beethoven") will discuss her new memoir, "Standing Up: A Memoir of a Funny (Not Always) Life," at the Wilton Library on Dec. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

In the memoir, Grodin takes a humorous look at her Hollywood childhood, her teenage years of drugs and sex, and her sober adult life on the stand-up circuit.

She shares her experiences and her message that "life can be very good when you kick the habit."

She started her career as a staff writer for two network sitcoms and was later hired by 20th Century Fox, to whom she sold six screen plays. and has been working as a comedian for the past 15 years.

The book will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. Registration is encouraged.

The Wilton Library is at 137 Old Ridgefield Road.

For more information, visit the Wilton Library website or call 203-762-3950.

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