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The Most Interesting People in Movies: 250 Anecdotes
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 27,910. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
A sample: When Yousuf Karsh went to Peter Lorre’s home to photograph the famous actor, he saw a sign by the driveway: “Beware of Ferocious Dogs.” The “ferocious dogs” turned out to be a couple of frisky Pekinese, a breed of very small, toy-sized dogs.
The Funniest People in Books, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Books, Book 2 · The Funniest People in Books, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
A sample anecdote: Some sentences have more than one meaning, including contradictory meanings. (A pause in a sentence can be important.) Poet Robert Southey hinted around for a compliment about 'Madoc,' his epic, so classical scholar Richard Porson said, “'Madoc' will be remembered—when Homer and Virgil are forgotten.”
The Funniest People in Books, Volume 3: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Books, Book 3 · The Funniest People in Books, Book 3. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 29,350. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
A sample: When poet Robert Frost was growing up, his favorite book was "Tom Brown’s Schooldays," which was one of the books that his mother read out loud to her children. Young Robert loved the book so much that he wanted his mother to read and reread the other chapters, but he wouldn’t let her read the ending. Why? He wanted the book to never end.