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The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds: Volume 1 By David Bruce
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The doing of good deeds is important. As a free person, you can choose to live your life as a good person or as a bad person. To be a good person, do good deeds. To be a bad person, do bad deeds. If... More > you do good deeds, you will become good. If you do bad deeds, you will become bad. To become the person you want to be, act as if you already are that kind of person. Each of us chooses what kind of person we will become. To become a hero, do the things a hero does. To become a coward, do the things a coward does. The opportunity to take action to become the kind of person you want to be is yours. This book collects 250 stories of good deeds from the arts, from religion, and from life.< 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
Ben Jonson’s "Volpone, or the Fox": A Retelling By David Bruce
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Ben Jonson was a master of satire who ranks with Jonathan Swift and Voltaire. In Volpone, he tackles greed. The wealthy Venetian gentleman Volpone is as cunning as a fox, and he pretends to be very... More > ill and dying in order to entice legacy-hunters to give him valuable gifts in hopes of being named his heir. This works well for three years, but then … This is an easy-to-read retelling of Ben Jonson's satiric masterpiece: "Volpone, or the Fox."< Less
The Funniest People in Music: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Paperback edition. This book is one-half of my previous book "The Funniest People in Books and Music: 500 Anecdotes." It contains 250 anecdotes about music, including this one: British... More > actor Stanley Holloway once mentioned to Jascha Heifetz that he was looking for a school for his son, and he named one school that accepted pupils very early in their life—at two and a half years old. “Two and a half,” Mr. Heifetz said. “What’s he going to do till then? Just loaf around?”< Less
The Funniest People in Families, Volume 5: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes about family, friends, and the funny things that happen in real life, including this anecdote: Quaker humorist Tom Mullen has an older brother named... More > Frank, who lives in New York City. During strikes by the people who collect the garbage, Frank has discovered a creative way to get rid of his garbage. He gift wraps it, then leaves it out in plain view. Someone always comes along and steals it.< Less
The Funniest People in Books: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Paperback edition. This is one-half of my previous book "The Funniest People in Books and Music: 500 Anecdotes." This book contains 250 anecdotes about authors and books, including this... More > one: The first of the two most important events in Orville Prescott’s life (the other was becoming daily book critic for "The New York Times" in 1942) occurred when he was six years old and his Grandmother Sherwin offered him a $5 gold piece if he would learn how to read. Although he didn’t quite know what a $5 gold piece was, he knew that it was desirable, and therefore, a few days later, he read a few pages out of a first grade primer to his grandmother and received his rewards—the $5 gold piece and the discovery of the joy of reading.< Less
The Most Interesting People in Politics and History, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes about politics and history, including this one: The Kennedy family was well known for playing touch football, a game that can sometimes be hazardous.... More > Before marrying John F. Kennedy, Jackie Bouvier played touch football with his family—and suffered a broken ankle. And when John and Jackie were finally married, the groom had scratches and bruises on his face from a touch football game he had played earlier that day.< Less
The Most Interesting People in Politics and History: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes about people in politics and history, including this one: William Jennings Bryan used to travel the country by train, stopping in towns and cities to... More > make political speeches. In one small town, no platform was available for him to use to make his speech, so he stood on a piece of farm equipment known as a manure spreader. Standing on the manure spreader, Mr. Bryan told the crowd, “This is the first time I have ever made a speech while standing on the Republican platform.”< Less
The Most Interesting People in Movies By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book includes 250 anecdotes about movies, including this one: When she was a little girl, actress Samantha Morton attended drama club with other little kids. For one lesson, she... More > was supposed to improvise a scene with another little girl. The two girls stood in front of the group, and the drama teacher whispered to little Samantha the theme of the improvisation: “The other girl’s stolen your hamster.” Samantha responded by improvising in her own way. She says, “I beat the crap out of this girl, and they didn’t ask me back.”< Less
Reality is Fabulous: 250 Anecdotes and Stories By David Bruce
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This book contains 250 anecdotes, including this one: Harry “Steamboat” Johnson was a flamboyant minor-league umpire who wrote and published an autobiography, "Standing the... More > Gaff." Before games, boys would sell copies of the book to fans in the grandstand. Often, the fans would become angry at Steamboat and throw copies of his book at him. No problem. He simply gathered up the copies of his book and sold them again at the next game.< Less

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2018/19 Ordo 2018/19 Ordo By Jonathan Maury
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