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The Funniest People in Television and Radio: 250 Anecdotes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,820. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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
Series: The Funniest People in Books, Book 3 · The Funniest People in Books, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,720. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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
Series: The Funniest People in Books, Book 2 · The Funniest People in Books, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,720. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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.”
Be a Work of Art: 250 Anecdotes and Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,220. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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.
The Funniest People in Music, Volume 3: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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
Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,210. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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
Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,630. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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 Funniest People in Books: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Funniest People in Books, Book 1 · The Funniest People in Books, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,860. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A sample anecdote: G.K. Chesterton visited Broadway and Times Square at night when the scene was brightly lit by advertising signs. He gazed at the sight for a while, then said to a friend, “How beautiful it would be for someone who could not read.”
The Funniest People in Comedy: 250 Anecdotes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,440. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A sample anecdote: Lou Costello of Abbott and Costello fame really got into Christmas, setting up an elaborate Christmas display each year with angels, music, reindeer, and many hundreds of Christmas lights. Comedian George Gobel lived across the street from Mr. Costello. Mr. Gobel did nothing for Christmas except to put up a sign that said, “See our display across the street.”