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

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

    " Love Mark Twain aka Samuel Clemens. "

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