After Woodstock : the true story of a Belgian movie, an Israeli wedding, & a Manhattan breakdown / Elliot Tiber.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: During the summer of 69, Elliot Tiber helped start the gay liberation movement and saved the Woodstock Festival from cancellation. But some of the best and most significant events of Tiber s life did not happen until After Woodstock. In this third volume of his memoirs, following the critically acclaimed Palm Trees on the Hudson and his breakout bestseller Taking Woodstock, Tiber chronicles his hilarious, madcap, and often heartbreaking adventures in the entertainment industry. Guided as much by chutzpah as by his creative drive, Tiber travels around the world, always looking to grab the brass ring. And everywhere he goes, from Hollywood to Brussels, Tiber makes his indelible, irreverent, unique mark. Along the way, Tiber meets the celebrated Belgian playwright and director Andre Ernotte. Over the course of his decades-long relationship with Ernotte, Tiber realizes his potential as a humorist and writer, and finds a way to cope with his difficult mother, whose second wedding in the hills of Israel gives new meaning to the Wailing Wall. The relationship is tested by the AIDS crisis and a string of professional disappointments, but ultimately endures the test of time. With Ernotte, Tiber finally learns the true meaning of love. A passionate and joyful evocation of a very different time, After Woodstock reminds us how the search for love and meaning drives us forward.
    • Content Notes:
      Escape from White Lake -- Hooray for Hollywood! -- City of angels -- Oh my poppa-and the nine Italian heroes -- My French Connection -- A May-September romance -- What I did for love -- To TV or not to TV -- Getting higher, getting hired, getting High Street -- Our magical black leather breakfast meeting -- Super Elli! -- Summer of shove -- Culture gaps and assless chaps -- An Israeli wedding and a Manhattan split -- Stevie Strong and the magical song -- The play's the thing -- The gay plague -- Woodstock daddy vs. Riverdale momma -- All the world's a stage.
    • ISBN:
      9780757003929 (hbk.)
      0757003923 (hbk.)
    • Accession Number:
      2014040856
    • Accession Number:
      ocn897632394
      897632394
    • Accession Number:
      fay.453897
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      TIBER, E. After Woodstock : the true story of a Belgian movie, an Israeli wedding, & a Manhattan breakdown. [s.l.] : Square One Publishers, 2015. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 15 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Tiber E. After Woodstock : The True Story of a Belgian Movie, an Israeli Wedding, & a Manhattan Breakdown. Square One Publishers; 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.453897. Accessed October 15, 2019.
    • APA:
      Tiber, E. (2015). After Woodstock : the true story of a Belgian movie, an Israeli wedding, & a Manhattan breakdown. Square One Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.453897
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Tiber, Elliot. 2015. After Woodstock : The True Story of a Belgian Movie, an Israeli Wedding, & a Manhattan Breakdown. Square One Publishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.453897.
    • Harvard:
      Tiber, E. (2015) After Woodstock : the true story of a Belgian movie, an Israeli wedding, & a Manhattan breakdown. Square One Publishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.453897 (Accessed: 15 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Tiber, E 2015, After Woodstock : the true story of a Belgian movie, an Israeli wedding, & a Manhattan breakdown, Square One Publishers, viewed 15 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Tiber, Elliot. After Woodstock : The True Story of a Belgian Movie, an Israeli Wedding, & a Manhattan Breakdown. Square One Publishers, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.453897.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Tiber, Elliot. After Woodstock : The True Story of a Belgian Movie, an Israeli Wedding, & a Manhattan Breakdown. Square One Publishers, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.453897.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Tiber E. After Woodstock : the true story of a Belgian movie, an Israeli wedding, & a Manhattan breakdown [Internet]. Square One Publishers; 2015 [cited 2019 Oct 15]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.453897

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2015 February #2

Tiber follows up 2007's Taking Woodstock (which chronicled the author's early years and his involvement in the 1969 Woodstock music festival) with this equally entertaining memoir that begins after the festival and takes us roughly to the present day. It's a hugely entertaining story: casting about for something to do with his life, Tiber decides to make his way to Hollywood and forge a career in the movie industry; this grand scheme doesn't pan out as planned, and by the early 1970s he is back home in New York State, where he will meet André Ernotte, the Belgian playwright and director who will provide the stability in Tiber's increasingly adventurous life. This is a very funny memoir that has a deep emotional core; the author, an openly gay man since the 1950s, writes movingly about his relationship with Ernotte, the devastation of AIDS on the gay community, and his own discovery of love. Familiarity with Taking Woodstock isn't necessary to enjoy this well-written, very personal story, but it would add another layer to the experience. Director Ang Lee provides a foreword. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews Newsletter

Tiber is most famous for his memoir Taking Woodstock and the movie of the same title that director Ang Lee subsequently made in 2009. Though this third volume of his memoirs seems to repeat material from that book, there is something intrinsically appealing about Tiber's storytelling. He is a smart aleck with a zany sense of humor, full of quips and one-liners. A great deal of the focus here is on Tiber's relationship with his lifelong partner, theater director Andre Ernotte. There's was an unusually close partnership. They were not only lovers and companions but artistic collaborators as well, working together on numerous plays, television shows, a film, and a novel. The author is very good at describing the ups and downs of their life together. He also writes touchingly about his complicated and often hostile mother, a woman he never really comes to terms with. His chapter on the early AIDS crisis in the New York City gay community is heart-wrenching—the sense of loss is palpable. VERDICT Though sometimes repetitive and overly detailed, this memoir will draw in anyone who picks it up. (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

PW Reviews 2015 March #2

After the Woodstock Festival in 1969, Tiber (who wrote about his involvement in organizing the event in Taking Woodstock) plunged headlong into a new life, leaving behind his career as a Manhattan interior designer to become a gay rights advocate and travel the globe. His sexual awakening, sparked by the infamous Stonewall Riots, puts him at odds with his "Old World" Jewish parents, but he found emotional renewal in the arms of Andre, an acclaimed Belgian theater director. Tiber sees Andre as a career-driven theater professional and often feels jealous of his work at Yale and Columbia and Hollywood. In Belgium, Tiber and Andre successfully collaborate on a musical comedy and a Holocaust film. Some of the key moments in the bittersweet memoir feature Tiber's humorous, hypersensitive observations about the rigors of being openly gay in America during the turbulent gay rights era and the AIDS crisis, as well as his struggles with his overbearing mother. Tiber delivers a wonderful account of survival while wrestling with creativity, loss, tragedy, and disconnection from traditional family values. Foreword by noted film director Ang Lee. (Mar.)

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