BY SCOTT SIMON
Kaa-Zowie opens with Shelly Sullivan and a company of clowns—excuse me, actors who play clowns—on a local television snow in January of 1986. They know that changes in the industry may catch up with their show. And the arrival of a new General Manager at the station—and her daughter—catch up with Shelley’s past. Kaa-zowie is a story about the gift of laughter and the curse of alcoholism. But the laughs cannot drown out the struggle.
ABOUT SCOTT SIMON
Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy. Read More
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