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Writing Handouts With Anecdotes, Volume 2 By David Bruce
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Free download. This little pamphlet contains a number of handouts that teachers can use to teach their students how to avoid some common writing errors. Of course, students and other people can use... More > this short pamphlet simply as a way to refresh their memory about some simple rules of writing. Feel free to make as many copies as you want to for educational purposes. Feel free to distribute this little pamphlet as a pdf file.< Less
The Funniest People in Books, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes about books and authors, including these anecdotes: 1) When author Peg Bracken was growing up, she and her brother sometimes raided the cookie jar.... More > Understandably, their mother did not want them to ruin their appetite before supper, so sometimes young Peg and her brother would find this note inside the cookie jar: “KEEP YOUR BIG MITTS OFF!” 2) The son of professional writer Arthur Machen once asked him to write a 200-word article on the French Revolution for his school’s magazine, but he warned him that the magazine’s editorial board—composed of children like himself—would have to find the article worthy before it would be printed. Mr. Machen was gratified when the editorial board deemed his article worthy of being published.< Less
The Funniest People in Books, Volume 3: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes about books, authors, and publishing, including this one: Famed portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh did research on his subjects before taking their... More > photograph. For example, the evening before taking the photograph of author Ernest Hemingway, Mr. Karsh visited Mr. Hemingway’s favorite bar, La Floridita, and sampled Mr. Hemingway’s favorite drink, a daiquiri. The next morning, Mr. Karsh arrived at Mr. Hemingway’s home to take his photograph, and when Mr. Hemingway asked him what he wanted to drink, Mr. Karsh thought that he had the perfect answer: “Daiquiri, sir.” Unfortunately, Mr. Hemingway responded, “Good God, Karsh—at this hour of the day!”< Less
The Funniest People in Comedy: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Paperback edition. This book is one-half of my previous book "The Funniest People in Comedy and Relationships: 500 Anecdotes." This book contains 250 anecdotes about comedians, including... More > this one: When Jack Benny was ill, he had to get shots in his backside twice a week. His nurse gave him his shots in alternate cheeks, but sometimes she had trouble remembering which cheek should receive the next shot. So finally Mr. Benny walked into the doctor’s office, dropped his pants, and on one cheek was printed “Tues” and on the other, “Thurs.”< Less