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The Most Interesting People Who Live Life: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Most Interesting People Who Live Life, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 23,450. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Nancy Cartwright, the voice of TV’s Bart Simpson, owns these vanity license plates: ELBARTO and DNTHVCW (short for Don’t Have a Cow). Before she could afford to buy good cars, she owned a 1968 Opel Kadette, paying $350 for it although it could barely go 45 mph. Because people got so angry at how slowly she drove, she put this bumper sticker on it: “It’s floored.”
The Most Interesting People Who Live Life, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Most Interesting People Who Live Life, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 22,720. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Jimmy Piersall was an amazing center fielder who could both make seemingly impossible catches and rifle the baseball to home plate. Manager Casey Stengel was once asked if his team would run on Mr. Piersall. Mr. Stengel replied, “Oh, sure. We’ll run on him—every time somebody hits the ball over the center-field fence.”
The Funniest People in Families, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 2 · The Funniest People in Families, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 21,850. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Patricia Cockburn’s mother once discovered the butler drunk and under the dining room table moments before a dinner party was to begin. She told him, “Stay where you are, Jones, and don’t touch any of the ladies’ ankles.”
The Funniest People in Families, Volume 3: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 3 · The Funniest People in Families, Book 3. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 26,900. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: In 1968, the New York Radical Women protested the Miss America pageant because they regarded it as being sexist. The activists filled a trash can with objects that they believed oppressed women, including bras, girdles, stiletto heels, and tweezers, and they chose—and put a crown on—their own, alternative Miss America: a live sheep.
The Funniest People in Families, Volume 4: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 4 · The Funniest People in Families, Book 4. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 25,130. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Travelers must often be problem solvers. While traveling in Russia, Betty Clabaugh (the sister of Doris Jadan, wife of tenor Ivan Jadan) knew that she shouldn’t drink the water. Therefore, she brushed her teeth with champagne.
The Funniest People in Families, Volume 5: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 5 · The Funniest People in Families, Book 5. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 23,000. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: One Sunday, Texas preacher Edwin Porter was preaching when his three-year-old grandson grew tired. The grandson stood up on the pew and said in a loud voice, “Granddaddy, that will be about enough.” Mr. Porter immediately said, “We will close the service by singing, ‘Praise God from whom all blessings flow.’”
The Funniest People in Families, Volume 6: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 6 · The Funniest People in Families, Book 6. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 22,850. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: It took decades for sculptor Louise Nevelson to become recognized as a major American artist. After she had become famous, a museum executive arrived 10 minutes late for a meeting with her, and he apologized. Ms. Nevelson replied, “What’s 10 minutes? Where were you 10 years ago?”
Memories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Ten Anecdotes of the author's life experiences - taken mainly from the early years. The reader will find plenty of nostalgia in this one. (A compendium of three books = "There's one born every minute", "Give it to Dad!" and "Home is where the Heart is.")
Gullibullishness v1
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,710. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012 by Implexity Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
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Scenes From A Hundred Morning Drives
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Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 121,810. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Edward Hotspur thinks of things on the way to work. But really, he's thinking about humor, sarcasm, philosophy, love and life. This is a collection of essays that somehow combine topics as divergent as work, rain, deadlines, fairy tales, evolution and sunsets so that they work together - often within the same essay. He makes you laugh, he makes you wonder, but most of all, he makes you think.