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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Buck Kelly, a foreman at the logging camp, brought the orphaned bear cub into company headquarters and up to Uncle Charles's office.

"I thought I told you to get rid of it," Uncle Charles said.

"I couldn't do it," Buck said. "None of the men could either. So we figured we'd let you do it."

"Give it to me, then," Uncle Charles ordered. The foreman handed over the tiny bear and then stepped back. He said later he thought Uncle Charles might kill the bear right then and there, given his reputation as a very hard man.

Uncle Charles cupped the bear in once hand and examined it. "Don't even have its eyes open yet," he said. "It's a mighty cute littler bugger, though, I'll give it that. You know, Buck, many a critter's been saved for no other reason than the good luck of being cute. Not a few dumb and useless people, too, for that matter. My wife comes to mind."

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Thomas Kirby, November 27, 2006 (view all comments by Thomas Kirby)
Like all of McManus' books, this one contains hilarious stories supposedly taken from the author's childhood and adult life. If they were 100% real, anyplace he ever lived would be permanently convulsing with laughter. The title story is the most memorable.
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Mcmanus, Patrick F
Holt McDougal
McManus, Patrick F.
New York
American wit and humor
Form - Essays
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1st Owl Books ed.
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Trade Paperback
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7, 1989
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8.29 x 5.45 x 0.685 in

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"Synopsis" by , In his newest collection of hilarious essays, the beloved humorist brilliantly captures the funny and strange in everyday existence. Here, he ponders everything from the strange allure of the RV to what happens when a bear decides to hibernate in the attic.
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