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The Funniest People in Families, Volume 5: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 5 · The Funniest People in Families, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,460. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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 4: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 4 · The Funniest People in Families, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,550. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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 3: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 3 · The Funniest People in Families, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,130. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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 2: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 2 · The Funniest People in Families, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,790. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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 Most Interesting People Who Live Life, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Most Interesting People Who Live Life, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,790. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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 Most Interesting People Who Live Life: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Most Interesting People Who Live Life, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,560. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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 in Movies: 250 Anecdotes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,910. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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 Who Live Life, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Funniest People Who Live Life, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,630. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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 Funniest People in Families: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 1 · The Funniest People in Families, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,020. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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 Most Interesting People in Politics and History, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Most Interesting People in Politics and History, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,450. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical 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.