A Mark Twain Christmas

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Filled with the remarkable wit and humor of America's favorite storyteller, A Mark Twain Christmas gives readers insight into Twain's life through little known stories about how he and his family celebrated this treasured holiday.

?If my boot should leave a stain on the marble?leave it there always in memory of my visit?and let it remind you to be a good little girl.? When Market Twain penned this enchanting letter from ?Your loving Santa Claus? to his daughter Susy in 1875, a holiday tradition was born inside ...

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Overview

Filled with the remarkable wit and humor of America's favorite storyteller, A Mark Twain Christmas gives readers insight into Twain's life through little known stories about how he and his family celebrated this treasured holiday.

“If my boot should leave a stain on the marble…leave it there always in memory of my visit…and let it remind you to be a good little girl.” When Market Twain penned this enchanting letter from “Your loving Santa Claus” to his daughter Susy in 1875, a holiday tradition was born inside the Twain family home. And while Twain is celebrated as the sharpest satirist in American letters, he always had a soft spot for Christmas.

A Mark Twain Christmas is in turns charming, heartwarming, and heartbreaking, and it ultimately reaffirms the magic of the Christmas spirit. Looking in on three holiday seasons with Twain, we learn more about the man than we ever knew before, and we discover fascinations from gifted elephants to burglar letters to Santa’s bootprints. But most of all, we regain an understanding of what is most important in our own lives, and that is the greatest gift of the Christmas season.

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"A heartwarming tale of Christmas past that's chock full of all the wit and hilarity we admire in America's favorite humorist—Mark Twain. Carlo DeVito brings us back one hundred years to a magical time in Twain's family life, revealing a house that's brimming with love and laughter, as well as the profound heartbreaks of life. A Mark Twain Christmas only deepens our understanding and respect for both the man and his work."
Gilbert King
"A heartwarming tale of Christmas past that's chock full of all the wit and hilarity we admire in America's favorite humorist—Mark Twain. Carlo DeVito brings us back one hundred years to a magical time in Twain's family life, revealing a house that's brimming with love and laughter, as well as the profound heartbreaks of life. A Mark Twain Christmas only deepens our understanding and respect for both the man and his work."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604334487
  • Publisher: Cider Mill Press
  • Publication date: 9/10/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 638,188
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Carlo DeVito is a notable publisher, editor, author, and winemaker. He has written on dogs, sports, and wine. His three dog books were very successful, including the Everything Puppy Book (now in its second edition), the Everything Dog Book (now in its second edition), and his most recent dog book, 10 Secrets My Dog Taught Me. His most notable sports books include D. Wayne: The High-Rolling and Fast Times of America’s Premiere Horse Trainer; Wellington: The Maras, The Giants and The City of New York; and Yogi: The Life and Times of an American Original. Carlo and his wife Dominique own the highly acclaimed Hudson-Chatham Winery in Ghent, New York. He is also the editor/author of the popular and widely respected blog East Coast Wineries (www.eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com), which reviews wines from Maine to Virginia and is an extension of his book East Coast Wineries: The Complete Guide from Maine to Virginia (Rutgers University Press, 2001). Carlo he has appeared on television dozens of times including multiple times as guests on CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX morning shows in New York, as well as throughout the eastern seaboard. He has been a featured guest on WFAN (both TV and Radio), ESPN radio, WCBS and WABC radio, WAMC, and more than 60 radio stations nationwide. He has edited and written more than a dozen books reviewed in The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and other national newspapers. As an editor and publisher, Carlo has acquired, edited, and published such authors as Stephen Hawking, Malachy McCourt, John Edgar Wideman, Stanley Crouch, Dee Brown, Dan Rather, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Eleanor Clift, Susie Bright, Jane Goodall, Philip Caputo, Julia Alvarez, Budd Schulberg, Haynes Johnson, Dr. Howard Shapiro, Bo Dietl, Thomas Hoving, Peter Kaminisky, and Penelope Hobhouse. He published Strange Fruit, by David Margolich, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and was instrumental in the acquisition of The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. As publisher of Miniature Editions, he introduced several new lines and licenses, including …for Dummies, Joy of Cooking, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Deepak Chopra, Suze Orman, and the Sweet Potato Queens. He also created the Mini Kit, with more than 20 million units to date. At Simon & Schuster, he was one of key planners of the Scriber Library paperback line as well as editor of Best American Erotica.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Wouldn't recommend - not so exciting!

    Not at all what I was expecting, did have some entertaining anecdotes, but few and far between. Disappointing as I kept thinking - what would Mark Twain think of this book?

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    Posted November 18, 2013

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