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The Funniest People in Comedy: 250 Anecdotes
Price: $2.99 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.”
The Funniest People in Art: 250 Anecdotes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,670. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
This contains 250 anecdotes, including this one: When he was a small boy, Quaker artist Benjamin West made brushes out of hairs from his family’s pet cat, but he had to stop doing this after his father noticed that the cat looked as if it had been severely attacked by moths.
The Funniest People in Dance: 250 Anecdotes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,820. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
This book contains 250 anecdotes, including this one: Alicia Markova was dancing the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy when Doris, her sister, sitting in the audience, overheard a little boy give what Ms. Markova considered the greatest compliment of her career. The little boy saw the Sugar Plum Fairy, then turned to his mother and said, “Can I have her for my Christmas tree next year?”
The Coolest People in Comedy: 250 Anecdotes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,750. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
This book contains 250 anecdotes, including this one: Starting out as a stand-up comedian can be tough. Dallas comedian Sherry Belle remembers getting laughs her first time on stage; unfortunately, the audience was laughing at all the wrong places. For example, she finished a joke, but the audience didn’t laugh, so she said, “That was the punch line.” That made the audience laugh.
Don't Fear the Reaper: 250 Anecdotes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,370. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
This book contains 250 anecdotes, including this one: Donald Ogden Stewart once told a harrowing story to a society lady about how his sloop had been capsized and he had to struggle for his life and was in danger of drowning near the Clews’ house—at this point the society lady interrupted by asking, “How are the Clews?”
The Coolest People in Books: 250 Anecdotes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,840. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
This book has 250 anecdotes, including this one: David Foster Wallace’s mother was an English teacher at a community college. She had an interesting way of teaching David and Amy, his sister, proper grammar. If either of them made an error in usage during conversation at the supper table, she would pretend to have a coughing fit until the child acknowledged his or her error and corrected it.
The Coolest People in Art: 250 Anecdotes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,960. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
This books contain 250 anecdotes, including this one: A friend of TV’s Mister Rogers used to paint trees when he was a little boy. Once, he painted a tree blue, and someone criticized his choice of colors. For years, he stopped painting trees — until a teacher told him that artists can paint things any color they want.
Maximum Cool: 250 Anecdotes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,610. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
This book contains 250 anecdotes, including this one: Lord Carson once cross-examined a witness who was known to like alcohol. He asked, “Should I be right in calling you a heavy drinker?” The witness replied, “That is my business.” Lord Carson then asked, “Any other business?”
Seize the Day: 250 Anecdotes and Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,980. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A sample: Eddie Cantor once asked W.C. Fields why he never went swimming. Mr. Fields explained that while working in Atlantic City, he had to pretend to drown twelve times a day in front of a restaurant so that a huge crowd would gather, then seek refreshment. Mr. Fields told Mr. Cantor, “That’s why I’m against water. I got enough in Atlantic City to last me a lifetime.”
Английско – Български Сборник От Анекдоти – I English- Bulgarian Joke Book 1
Series: Language Learning Joke Books, Book 10. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: Bulgarian. Published: October 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Foreign Languages
Английско – Българският сборник е колекция от 100 английски анекдота с превод на български език. Той е чудесно помагало за изучаващите английски и техните учители, както и увлекателно хумористично четиво.