Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical acclaimed Eugene Trilogy:
Brighton Beach Memoirs: In Simon’s darkly funny memoir of his family in 1930’s Brooklyn, fourteen-year-old Eugene is preoccupied by his passion for the Yankees and his lust for his beautiful cousin, Nora.
Biloxi Blues: Eugene Jerome is now in boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi. His sadistic drill sergeant—who might just be nuts—is only part of Eugene’s awakening journey in which he encounters an odd and eclectic group of fellow recruits.
Broadway Bound: In the trilogy’s final installment, Eugene and his brother Stanley pair up to break into the world of comedy writing, with their dysfunctional family serving as creative inspiration.