Other Literary Forms
Bruce Jay Friedman has written several novels, the most commercially and critically successful of which have been Stern (1962, 1988) and A Mother’s Kisses (1964). Among his later novels are The Current Climate (1989) and A Father’s Kisses (1996). His other works include essays in popular periodicals; two major plays, both produced in New York; screenplays; a parody of contemporary self-help manuals; book reviews; and journalistic pieces. In 1995, he published a sequel to The Lonely Guy’s Book of Life (1978), entitled The Slightly Older Guy. His play Have You Spoken to Any Jews Lately? was produced at the American Jewish Theater in New York in 1995.