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The Funniest People Who Live Life
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Series: The Funniest People Who Live Life, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 20,930. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Comedian Bill Hicks and his comedian friends loved to watch such religious programs as "The PTL [Praise the Lord and People That Love] Club." They used to make bets about how long it would take the preacher to stop talking about Jesus and start talking about dollars.
The Funniest People in Sports, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Sports, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
A sample: When future NFL player Pat Tillman was attending Arizona State, his coach, Bruce Snyder, planned to redshirt him, thus keeping him eligible to play college football for an additional year. Mr. Tillman told him, “You can do whatever you want with me, but in four years I’m gone. I’ve got things to do with my life.”
The Funniest People in Sports: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Sports, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 24,490. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
A sample: Joe Venuti played jazz violin much better than he played golf. After hitting the ball into the lake at the Lakeside Golf Club in Hollywood, Mr. Venuti became so frustrated that he threw his club into the water, then he threw his other clubs and golf bag into the water, then he picked up his caddy and threw him into the water, and finally he threw himself into the water.
The Most Interesting People in Religion: 250 Anecdotes
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 29,910. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Lessons can be learned in strange ways. John Wesley and Samuel Bradburn once witnessed an angry quarrel between two women who used bad language but who used it passionately and well and with their whole being. Mr. Bradburn was disgusted by the language and wanted to leave, but Mr. Wesley told him, “Stay—and learn how to preach.”
Kim Kardashian..Sometimes 9 is just not enough to satisfy a girl
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Kim Kardashian has been a source of controversy ever since she shot to fame. People love her and people hate her. With her quick marriage and even quicker divorce has she gone too far this time?
250 Anecdotes About Religion: Volume 2
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Series: 250 Anecdotes About Religion, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 23,560. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: In the family of Quaker humorist Tom Mullen, as part of the Christmas tradition the youngest child opened her presents first. The youngest child was Ruthie, who was not as materialistic as her siblings. For Ruthie a great part of the pleasure of Christmas lay in making her siblings wait a long time to open their presents.
250 Anecdotes About Religion
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Series: 250 Anecdotes About Religion, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 23,850. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Andrew Carnegie was a very wealthy man who had a reputation for donating money to charitable causes. Mark Twain wrote him to say that he wanted to buy a $2 hymnbook, pointing out that “I will bless you, God will bless you and it will do a great deal of good.” Mr. Twain then added a postscript: “Don’t send the hymn-book—send me the two dollars.”
The Funniest People in Neighborhoods: 250 Anecdotes
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 25,640. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A Sample: As a child, Hugh McIlhenny, aka “The King,” developed his incredible ability to run with the football. His mother used to send him to go to the store, and to get to the store, he had to go through a scary dark alley. Whenever he had to go through the alley, he ran as fast as he could to escape the dangers he thought were lurking hidden in the shadows.
The Funniest People in Television and Radio: 250 Anecdotes
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 24,220. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
A sample: Humorist Frank Sullivan had a sister named Kate, who bought a TV in the days when TVs were rare. Very quickly, she called a TV repairman, who asked, “What seems to be wrong with it?” She replied, “Well, for one thing, a lot of the programs are lousy.”
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.
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.”
Twenty men with a past
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Price: Free! Words: 17,800. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A free collection of articles published during 2011 in the online biographical magazine, Egopendium. Twenty men of today assessed, not always sympathetically, by great figures from the past who had similar talents or achievements.
Ten Women with a Past
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Price: Free! Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A collection of articles published during 2011 in the online biographical magazine, Egopendium. Ten women of today assessed, not always sympathetically, by great figures from the past who had similar talents or achievements.
Be a Work of Art: 250 Anecdotes and Stories
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 27,740. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
A sample anecdote: Very often, an actor would have trouble with part of his role, whether it was speaking a line or performing some piece of business, and he would go to theatrical director Tyrone Guthrie for help. Often, Mr. Guthrie would have the answer at hand, but if he did not, he would tell the actor, “Go home, think about it, come back, and astonish us in the morning.”
The Funniest People in Theater: 250 Anecdotes
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 22,700. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
This book contains 250 anecdotes about the theater, including this one: Early in her career, actress Diana Rigg was regarded as something of a kook by her neighbors because she used to lose her keys a few times a year and be forced to gain entry to her apartment by throwing a milk bottle through a window.
Star Struck: Interviews with Dirty Harry and other Hollywood Icons
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011 by Canterbury House Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
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Betty Dravis shares behind-the-scenes happenings of some of her favorite celebrity interviews. She tells what led up to the interviews and her feelings and impressions during and after the meetings. Among those interviewed were: Actor/Director Clint Eastwood, Senator Ted Kennedy, 40's Star Jane Russell, Singer/Actress Tanya Tucker, Mayor Joseph Alioto, and Actress Ann Sothern.
The Funniest People in Music, Volume 3: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 3. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 25,960. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
A sample: Even very good musicians can have an off night. A team of musicians led by jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis once mightily messed up “April in Paris.” After they had “played” the song, Mr. Marsalis announced to the audience that they had just heard “April Embarrassed.”
The Funniest People in Music, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 25,720. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
A sample: Giacomo Puccini enjoyed hunting pheasant. While living in the country so he could work on composing a new opera, he used to hire someone to go to his composing room and play the music he had written so that his wife would think that he was working on the opera when he was really out hunting.
The Funniest People in Music: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 22,140. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
A sample: World-renowned conductor Pierre Monteux was once denied a room at a hotel, but when the manager discovered that Mr. Monteux was famous, he said that he could arrange a room for him because Mr. Monteux was “somebody.” Mr. Monteux refused the room and departed, saying, “Everybody is somebody.”
The Fabulous Showman : A Biography of P. T. Barnum
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,230. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Besides the towering figure of Barnum himself, this book's cast of characters includes not only Jenny Lind, Jumbo, and Tom Thumb, but also such ill-assorted figures a Chang and Eng (the original Siamese Twins), Queen Victoria herself, captive white whales, "The Feejee Mermaid," and Abraham Lincoln. This is far and away the best biography of one of the most fascinating of all Americans.