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Download Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living: A Handbook for the Damned Human Race Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Mark Twains Helpful Hints for Good Living: A Handbook for the Damned Human Race (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Lin Salamo
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (181 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lin Salamo Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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Irreverent, charming, and eminently quotable, this handbook - an eccentric etiquette guide for the human race - contains 69 aphorisms, anecdotes, whimsical suggestions, maxims, and cautionary tales from Mark Twain's private and published writings. It dispenses advice and reflections on family life and public manners; opinions on topics such as dress, health, food, and childrearing and safety; and more specialized tips, such as those for dealing with annoying salesmen and burglars.

Culled from Twain's personal letters, autobiographical writings, speeches, novels, and sketches, these pieces are delightfully fresh, witty, startlingly relevant, and bursting with Twain's characteristic ebullience for life. They also remind us exactly how Mark Twain came to be the most distinctive and well-known American literary voice in the world. These texts, some of them new or out of print for decades, have been selected and meticulously prepared by the editors at the Mark Twain Project.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 10/22/2013

    " Patrick lent me this book and it is awesome! It's really funny in that turn of the century yankee kind of way...It's basically a compilation of Twain's stuff taken from essays, books, and other stuff. Plus it's got amazing pictures. Um, it really made me want to be friends with Mark Twain. Yeah... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 6/27/2013

    " brilliant. wish he could remark on today's white house... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 6/12/2013

    " We picked this for book club because we wanted something light-hearted and a quick read. But it was boring. I don't think I'm a short story person! C'mon Mark Twain! I much preferred Huckleberry Finn... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 3/24/2013

    " Love Mark Twain aka Samuel Clemens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 11/18/2012

    " Nice collection! I enjoyed this. Lots of little Twainian gems I had not read before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dayna | 11/6/2012

    " I love Mark Twain's humor. If he was alive today, or if I had lived in his time, I think we could have been good friends. I found myself reading quite a few of the essays/selections out loud to my family, or just anyone who was nearby! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel | 11/3/2012

    " Twain is the only fictional writer I like. This book is not a surprise in its humor, candidness, or poignancy from any of his other books. That is not a trite statement, those qualities, and many, many more are what make Twain the icon he is today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 6/3/2012

    " Light and entertaining. Exactly what I was looking for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thannasset | 5/31/2012

    " Dare anyone to call Mark Twain a children's author after looking into this one. see Ambrose Bierce "

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