Funny Letters From Famous People

Funny Letters From Famous People

Book - 2003
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In this humorous collection of celebrity wit, acclaimed broadcaster and humorist Charles Osgood offers witticisms penned by luminaries ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Andy Rooney. Known for his clever commentary and witty radio-show rhymes, Charles Osgood here selects and introduces a collection of hilarious correspondence from some of our best-loved politicians, authors, and stars of the stage and screen. " Funny Letters from Famous People" delivers rib-tickling communications from the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Flannery O'Connor, S. J. Perelman, Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, John Cheever and dozens more.--From dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780767911757
Call Number: 816.008 FUNNY
Characteristics: 228 p. ; 20 cm
Subjects: Wit and humor.
American wit and humor.
Additional Contributors: Osgood, Charles


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Oct 10, 2012

Really enjoyed this little book. The art of the letter is being lost and the memory of those who did write is also fading.
Even I didn't know who some of the famous letter writers were but there are still some great missives in this little tome. Regardless of whether you know the person or not the humor still hits home. One of my favorite is a letter written by Abe Lincoln and how he felt about being the ugliest man alive. It was a hoot. All standards of "not pretty" are now measured by my friend and I on the " what would Abe do" yardstick.

Jun 06, 2010

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