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By Charles Osgood

During this funny choice of star wit, acclaimed broadcaster and stand-up comedian Charles Osgood deals witticisms penned via luminaries starting from Abraham Lincoln to Andy Rooney.

Known for his shrewdpermanent observation and witty radio-show rhymes, Charles Osgood right here selects and introduces a set of hilarious correspondence from a few of our best-loved politicians, authors, and stars of the degree and display. humorous Letters from recognized People offers 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 wish, John Cheever and dozens more.
Providing an unique examine celebrated lives, Osgood we could us glimpse Mark Twain squabbling with the gasoline corporation, Dwight D. Eisenhower kvetching to Mamie approximately Patton, and radio character Fred Allen desperately looking common sense from his coverage service in a single of comedy’s so much fun epistles.
Sprinkled all through with Osgood’s personal funny quips, Funny Letters from recognized People is a pleasant compendium of smart letter writing at its side-splitting top.

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There seemed to be a few men in front and I charged upon them with my company. There was no resistance, and we captured a Mexican colonel, who had been wounded, and a few men. … The ground had been charged over before. My exploit was equal to that of the soldier who boasted that he had cut off the leg of one of his enemy. ” Rutherford B. Hayes IN 1842, Rutherford B. Hayes wrote his mother, a firm believer in temperance, about a cough he had. He told her that the doctors would hold out hope that his life would be prolonged by a dozen years, but only on certain conditions: Dear Mother— I will stop drinking, regulate my diet, keep out of the cold, and entirely refrain from laughing.

But a real letter about a real situation from a real person, especially a real politician, author, or show business celebrity? Now that can be funny! —CHARLES OSGOOD I POLITICIANS Politics is never far from a politician’s mind. And in almost every politician’s letter you can find Pointing with pride while at the same time viewing with alarm, As with wonderful dexterity he almost breaks his arm, Spinning contradictions with such gymnastic knack That with all humility he pats himself upon the back.

E. M. Stanton During the Civil War, General George McClellan proved to be more of a hindrance to President Lincoln than a help. He continually pestered Lincoln for more men, more guns, and more horses, and he made each demand seem more urgent than the previous one. Lincoln constantly urged the general to provide more detailed reports of his battles and activities along with his demands for more supplies. This angered McClellan, who then began to focus on trivia. C. We have just captured six cows.

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