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The Funniest People in Books and Music: 500 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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“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 story for... More > 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 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 Who Live Life, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes, including this one: As a boy, George W. Bush used profanity—something that his mother, Barbara, did not like. One day, they were playing golf.... More > George hit a bad shot on the first hole, and he swore out loud. His mother told him not to use profanity, but George swore out loud on the second hole, too. Barbara ordered him to leave, and George sat in the car while Barbara and a friend (actually, George’s friend) played the remaining 16 holes of golf.< Less
The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds: Volume 3 By David Bruce
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Free download. This book contains 250 anecdotes about good deeds, including this one: Because of illness, comedian/singer Martha Raye was unable to appear on Garry Moore’s nighttime show, so... More > Carol Burnett, then a relative unknown, was asked to replace her. Ms. Raye watched the show, then mock-complained to Mr. Moore, “I knew you were going to have to get someone good to replace me—but did you have to get someone that good?” She also sent Ms. Burnett twelve roses.< 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
Don't Fear the Reaper: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes about living and loving life, including this one: When Sam Kinison died, lots of comedians showed up at his funeral and talked about him. Richard... More > Belzer emceed, and Pauly Shore talked about how Sam used to be his baby-sitter. Comedian (and Sam’s best friend) Carl Labove had been with Sam when he died, and he spoke—but briefly, as he started to cry. Mr. Belzer helped him from the podium and led him to a chair, but suddenly Mr. Labove broke away from Mr. Belzer, ran back to the podium, and announced, “By the way, I’ll be at Iggy’s all week! Two shows Friday, three Saturday!” I’m sure that Sam would have loved it.< Less
The Funniest People in Movies: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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This book contains 250 anecdotes about movies, including this one: While attending Yale University, movie actress Jodie Foster got a role in an off-campus student play—her first role on the... More > stage. On opening night, she warned reporters that they had better write about more than just her—because if they wrote about just her, the other actors “will kill me.”< Less
The Funniest People in Movies: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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This book contains 250 anecdotes about movies, including this one: While attending Yale University, movie actress Jodie Foster got a role in an off-campus student play—her first role on the... More > stage. On opening night, she warned reporters that they had better write about more than just her—because if they wrote about just her, the other actors “will kill me.”< Less
Boredom is Anti-Life: 250 Anecdotes and Stories By David Bruce
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This book contains 250 anecdotes, including these: 1) A man died, leaving behind a will that stated that in a certain closet was a sealed box. The will gave the strictest order that the box must not... More > be opened, but must be burned until it was nothing but ashes. The man’s sons and daughters carried out his wishes—only to learn that the box was filled with firecrackers. 2) Wilson Mizner was a card sharp, and he knew a lot of other gamblers who were also card sharps. Once, he brought a deck of cards consisting of all aces to a card game, and after dealing a hand from the deck, watched with amusement as all the other players attempted to get rid of their extra ace.< Less
The Coolest People in Comedy: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes about comedians, including this one: Morris “Moe” Feinberg was the brother of Larry Fine, one of the Three Stooges. Mr. Feinberg went to a... More > nightclub in Atlantic City, where an entertainer recognized him and introduced him to the audience, talking about the Three Stooges and saying, “I see Larry’s brother, Moe Fine, a good friend and a fellow performer. Moe, would you stand up and take a bow?” Afterward, a woman came up and asked for Mr. Feinberg’s autograph. He explained that he was only a small-time performer and not famous, but the woman smiled and said, “You can’t fool me with that ‘brother’ stuff. You’re Larry, all right.” Mr. Feinberg signed the autograph, “With warm regards, Larry ‘Stooge’ Fine.”< Less

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