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The Kindest People: Be Excellent to Each Other (Volume 6) By David Bruce
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This book contains 250 stories about good deeds and the Good Samaritans who do them, including this one: In 1998, Cher released the song “Believe,” which became a monster hit and won her... More > a Grammy. An 11-year-old fan named Eric, who suffered from a life-threatening brain tumor for which he was receiving radiation treatments, wanted to meet her. The Make-a-Wish Foundation arranged a visit, and Cher went to Tampa, Florida. She wore gem-studded jeans and spikey high heels and gave Eric a couple of hugs. Eric said, “I like her music. I think it’s good, and well, I think she’s pretty, even though she’s older than my mom and dad. And gosh, my dad is like 30.” Cher is feisty — and she was feisty even in the fourth grade. One day was “Sharing Day,” during which all the students were supposed to tell what they had done over the summer. Cher thought that was stupid, so she said, “I’m going home” — then she walked out of school and went home.< Less
William Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read version of William Shakespeare's comic play "The Comedy of Errors," which revolves about the zany misunderstandings wrought by two sets of twins.
William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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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
William's Shakespeare's "Othello": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's tragedy titled "Othello," about an evil man named Iago who manipulates Othello, the Moor of Venice, into falsely believing that... More > his wife, Desdemona, is unfaithful to him.< Less
William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," whose major theme is love and the silly things it makes us do: 1) Love can make us see a... More > distinction where no real distinction exists. 2) Love can make us desire someone who is totally unsuitable for us. 3) Love can make us blind to the loved one’s faults. 4) Love can make us jealous. 5) Love can make friends enemies. 6) Love can make us quarrelsome. 7) Love can make us fickle. 8) If we are rejected, love can make us have low self-esteem (e.g., Helena). 9) Love can make us chase after someone who hates us. 10) Love can make us attempt to use reason to explain love although love is a nonrational emotion. (Lysander does this.) 11) Love is not irrational, although it can make people act in silly ways. Love is nonrational. 12) One of the best comments on the nonrationality of love is made by Bottom: “And yet, to say the truth, reason / and love keep little company together nowadays.”< Less
How to Manage Your Money: A Guide for the Non-Rich By David Bruce
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Print edition. This little document gives a number of common-sense tips for managing your money. It is not for rich people; however, students who are graduating from college and beginning their... More > career will benefit from reading it, as will many other non-rich people.< Less
William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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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
William Shakespeare's "Macbeth": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth." CHAPTER 1: The Temptation of Macbeth — 1.1 — In a deserted place above which thunder sounded and... More > lightning flashed, Three Witches were ending their meeting. Nearby, a battle raged, and soldiers and horses screamed and died. “When shall we three meet again? Shall we meet in thunder and lightning, or in rain?” asked the First Witch. “We shall meet again after the battle is over. The battle shall have its conquerors, and it shall have its conquered,” answered the Second Witch. “The battle will end before the Sun sets,” said the Third Witch. “In which place shall we meet?” asked the First Witch. “We shall meet upon the heath,” answered the Second Witch. “There we shall meet Macbeth,” said the Third Witch. With the Witches were their familiars. Graymalkin was a malevolent spirit in the form of a gray cat, and Paddock was a malevolent spirit in the form of a toad. The familiars were growing restless.< Less
William Shakespeare’s "Julius Caesar": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's tragedy "Julius Caesar," which could have been titled "The Tragedy of Marcus Junius Brutus."
William Shakespeare's "As You Like It": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's romantic comedy play titled "As You Like It." In it, Rosalind and Orlando fall instantly in love. Both need to escape separately... More > to the Forest of Arden. There, Rosalind, in disguise as a young man named Ganymede, teaches Orlando about romantic love and how to be a proper husband for her. The romantic comedy ends with four weddings.< Less