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The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds: Volume 2 By David Bruce
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This book collects 250 stories about good deeds, including this one: When the great 19th-century actor Sir Henry Irving discovered an old woman who needed money to survive but who couldn’t... More > work, he would hire her to take care of the cats in his theater. Later, he was going to hire an old woman to take care of the cats, but then he discovered that he had already hired three old women to take care of the cats. Therefore, he hired this old woman to take care of the three old women who took care of the cats.< Less
Bride of the Funniest People in Religion and Families: 500 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Hardcover edition. This book contains such anecdotes as these: 1) When Panamanian salsa singer Rubén Blades married Lisa Lebenzon, an Anglo (a white American not of Spanish descent)... More > non-Spanish speaker, he asked her to learn Spanish so he could speak his native language at home. She finished in only seven months a Spanish course that normally took three years. 2) Dr. Louis Finkelstein, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, kept a strictly kosher diet. While in Paris, he and a group of rabbis ate only in kosher restaurants. On leaving Paris, Dr. Finkelstein joked, “I can’t understand all this fuss people make about French cooking. We have the same things at home.”< Less
Bride of the Funniest People in Religion and Families: 500 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Paperback edition. This book contains such anecdotes as these: 1) When Panamanian salsa singer Rubén Blades married Lisa Lebenzon, an Anglo (a white American not of Spanish descent)... More > non-Spanish speaker, he asked her to learn Spanish so he could speak his native language at home. She finished in only seven months a Spanish course that normally took three years. 2) Dr. Louis Finkelstein, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, kept a strictly kosher diet. While in Paris, he and a group of rabbis ate only in kosher restaurants. On leaving Paris, Dr. Finkelstein joked, “I can’t understand all this fuss people make about French cooking. We have the same things at home.”< Less
The Funniest People in Books and Music: 500 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Paperback edition. “The Funniest People in Books and Music” contains such anecdotes as these: 1) When Peg Bracken started writing, she would often type the first page of a famous short... More > story for inspiration. Often, she discovered that the page did not look as impressive typed on a sheet of paper as it did printed on a page in a book, so sometimes she would imitate her English professor and write on the sheet of paper: “You can do better than this, Mr. Faulkner.” 2) In 1950, André Previn played jazz in Baltimore with a couple of American-African musicians. Afterward, he went into a diner, where a couple of white men asked him, “Why the hell don’t you play with your own kind?” Mr. Previn replied, “Well, to tell you the truth, I wanted to, but I couldn’t find two other Jews that swing.”< Less
The Funniest People in Dance: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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This book contains 250 anecdotes, including these: 1) Opera singer Mary Garden sometimes watched rehearsals of the Ballets Russes with Sergei Diaghilev, and she noticed just how much attention to... More > detail he paid. On one occasion, he noticed a tiny flower in a dancer’s hair and ordered her to remove it because the color wasn’t right. Ms. Garden asked him, “Don’t you ever rest?” Mr. Diaghilev replied, “My dear Mary, there is all eternity to rest.” Ms. Garden writes, “I don’t wonder it was the greatest ballet company in the world.” 2) Whenever the Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed, many dancers sat in the audience. A non-dancer at a performance looked at the audience members as they walked around during the intermission and said, “I’ve never seen an audience so erect, with such beautiful posture.”< Less
The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds: Volume 2 By David Bruce
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This book collects 250 stories about good deeds, including this one: When the great 19th-century actor Sir Henry Irving discovered an old woman who needed money to survive but who couldn’t... More > work, he would hire her to take care of the cats in his theater. Later, he was going to hire an old woman to take care of the cats, but then he discovered that he had already hired three old women to take care of the cats. Therefore, he hired this old woman to take care of the three old women who took care of the cats.< Less
Composition Project: Writing an Autobiographical Essay By David Bruce
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Print edition. This free pdf download describes a composition assignment that I have used successfully during my years of teaching at Ohio University. Feel free to make as many copies as you want to... More > for educational purposes. Feel free to distribute this little pamphlet as a pdf file. Other teachers are welcome to download and read this pdf file and decide whether this assignment will work in their classes.< Less
Composition Project: Writing A Manual By David Bruce
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Paperback edition. This document describes a composition assignment that I have used successfully during my years of teaching at Ohio University. Feel free to make as many copies as you want to for... More > educational purposes. Feel free to distribute this little pamphlet as a pdf file. Other teachers are welcome to download and read this pdf file and decide whether this assignment will work in their classes.< Less
Bride of the Funniest People in Religion and Families: 500 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Paperback edition. This book contains 500 anecdotes, including this one: Andrew Tobias knows a couple of gay men who are raising a daughter who is trilingual. The gay men speak English and French... More > around the house, and the babysitter speaks nothing but Spanish. Not allowing their daughter to watch TV, the gay men bought her instead a bunch of Disney videotapes—all in Spanish. For a long time, their daughter thought the TV set spoke only Spanish.< Less
The Funniest People in Theater: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Paperback edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes about the theater, including this one: Actor John Neville was unhappy in the late 1950s Old Vic production of “Measure for Measure,” so... More > he used to escape to the nearest pub as often as possible. In fact, just before the pub opened at 5:30 p.m., he would lean against the door. When the door was opened, he would fall inside and say, “Sorry I’m late.”< Less