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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 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 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 Most Interesting People in Sports: 250 Anecdotes
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 27,140. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Hugh Troy once worked as a sports reporter for the student newspaper at Cornell. As a reporter, he gave the newspaper the reports of track and field meets, but he felt bad for whoever finished last in an event. Therefore, he invented the name “Johnny Tsal” and always listed Johnny Tsal as finishing last in whatever event he was covering.
The Funniest People in Relationships: 250 Anecdotes
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 22,640. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Some happily married heterosexual men like to dress like women. One way to get the proper female frontal development is for the man to wear a mastectomy bra. Many wives have ordered a mastectomy bra and been treated so nicely by the sales staff over the telephone that they have been tempted to say, “Don’t worry. I don’t have breast cancer. My husband just likes to wear a bra.”
The Most Interesting People in Politics and History: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Most Interesting People in Politics and History, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 27,140. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography
A sample: Australians know how to engage in activism. When the Australian prime minister would not apologize to Aborigine peoples because of the removal of Aboriginal children from their homes, 250,000 people in Sydney walked on the Sydney Harbour bridge on May 28, 2000, and a plane above the bridge skywrote the word “Sorry.”
The Most Interesting People in Politics and History, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Most Interesting People in Politics and History, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 29,450. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography
A sample: Activist Abbie Hoffman was under constant surveillance by government agents for five years. He handled this situation well—when he needed to go somewhere, he used to hitchhike and get a ride with the agents who were trailing him.
The Funniest People in Families: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 1 ยท The Funniest People in Families, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 22,010. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: While Eve Arden, famous especially for her radio and TV lead character in "Our Miss Brooks," was having labor pains for her son (Douglas), she ran into one small problem—nurses in the pre-labor room kept asking her for her autograph.
The Funniest People Who Live Life, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People Who Live Life, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 22,480. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Groucho Marx once asked Melinda, his little daughter, what she did at nursery school. She replied, “Oh, Daddy, all we do is paint and go to the toilet.” Groucho called this “the most accurate description of a nursery school that’s ever been uttered.”
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.