This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing."
In it, Beatrice and Benedick engage in verbal battles each time they meet, and... More > yet they fall in love.< Less
This book contains 250 anecdotes about music, including these: 1) Before Emmylou Harris became a famous country singer, she wrote Pete Seeger and said that she wanted to be a folk singer but she... More > was afraid that she had not suffered enough. Ms. Harris said, “He wrote back to say life would come back and hit me hard soon enough.” 2) Band leader Doc Severinsen, most famous as the band leader on Johnny Carson’s "Tonight Show," and his wife, Emily, were fighting and screaming in a hotel room when he noticed a paper being slipped under the door. The paper was a note from some people requesting an autograph. Doc and Emily opened the door and signed some autographs, and then they closed the door and started fighting and screaming again. 3) Heidi May is a woman of wit and intelligence. Her Christmas present to her boss, Henry Rollins, former singer of Black Flag, leader of the Rollins Band, spoken-word artist, occasional actor, and author, was a T-shirt on the back of which are the words “HEIDI RULES!!!”< Less
This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." In it, Katherina vows before God — in the marriage ceremony — to love, honor, and obey her... More > husband, but very quickly she makes it apparent that she is not taking her vow seriously. Her husband, Petruchio, is determined to convince her to take that vow seriously. At the end of this book, Katherina makes a spirited defense of Christian marriage.< Less
This book contains 250 stories of good deeds, including this one: In 1995, Bobby Orr turned his house into a Hospice for former Bruins trainer John “Frosty” Forristall, who was dying of... More > brain cancer. Mr. Orr had roomed for several years with Mr. Forristall, who helped him rehab from his injuries. In 1970, Mr. Orr scored the goal that won the Stanley Cup for the Bruins. As a gift, Mr. Forristall had Mr. Orr’s skates bronzed. They are now in the Orr exhibit at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, along with a bronze plaque inscribed with Mr. Forristall’s words: “May you be as proud and happy always as we were on May 10, 1970, when you unlaced these skates.” When Mr. Forristall became ill, he had little money. Mr. Orr cared for him until he died at age 51. Bill Forristall, Frosty’s brother, said, “Bobby knows how to spell the word ‘humble.’ He was very good to my brother.”< Less