All Of Your Laughter,
Not All Of Your Tears
Steve Allen, himself a
famous show business personality, here takes you behind the scenes of his
special world in his first novel. The author of Mark It and Strike It,
The Girls on the 10th Floor and five other highly
acclaimed nonfiction books and short story collections has created his
most significant work in this powerful and controversial novel.
Dan Scanlon, a successful Hollywood song writer,
married and the father of three children, falls hopelessly in love with
another woman. A Catholic married to a Protestant, he feels that he cannot
seek divorce Ė and yet he cannot bring himself to part with Elaine.
As the affair gains momentum, the marriage wanes.
Dan and Elaine take flight to New York, where the path of true love could
not run less smoothly. Danís career becomes only slightly less rocky
than his marriage, but in the end, with the aid of a man of remarkable
wisdom, Dan finds peace.
Some readers will
object to this novelís remarkably frank approach to marriage and
religion, and to sex, but many, many more will find in this unusual book
on of the most engrossing and honest love stories they have read in years.