Dr. Boli's Gift Horse

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Do you remember the good old days, when we had to start the sun with a crank every morning? Did you thrill to the adventures of Captain Pleonasm and Interjection Boy on the radio? Have you been reading Dr. Boli for the past six years and thought to yourself, "If only this were on paper"?

If you know Dr. Boli, then you know why you want this book. (We take it for granted that you know that you want this book.) It includes some of his readers' ...

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Overview

Do you remember the good old days, when we had to start the sun with a crank every morning? Did you thrill to the adventures of Captain Pleonasm and Interjection Boy on the radio? Have you been reading Dr. Boli for the past six years and thought to yourself, "If only this were on paper"?

If you know Dr. Boli, then you know why you want this book. (We take it for granted that you know that you want this book.) It includes some of his readers' favorite articles from more than six years of his celebrated Magazine.

If you do not yet know Dr. Boli, then you probably received this book as a gift. Perhaps you thought you were getting a pony this year. But you are not. Instead, you are getting this book, which is infinitely better than a pony. It does not ask you to feed it or clean up after it; it does not throw you or kick you, at least not very hard; and it is easily portable, whereas a pony is very difficult to fit in one's carry-on luggage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781493750191
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 11/12/2013
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

HENRICUS ALBERTUS BOLI was born in 1783 in York, Penna., the son of a local physician and typefounder. He showed an early aptitude for literary studies, and at the age of eight astonished his Latin master by successfully declining three nouns previously regarded as indeclinable. About a year later, he published his first volume of verse, an epic poem in twenty-four books describing a journey from York to Hanover, Penna.

Having established his reputation, Dr. Boli continued his literary pursuits. Shortly after graduating from the Central Pennsylvania School for Unusual Boys, he invented the letter M, the income from which was enough to relieve him from the necessity of remunerative labor. He therefore turned his attention to works of charity. Saddened by the plight of Portuguese refugees, he organized and supervised the construction of Portugal, where at last they might have a home of their own. Meanwhile he diverted himself by writing a number of popular novels under the pen name "Anthony Trollope." At about the same time he founded his celebrated Magazine, the flattering success of which continues to the present.

Today, Dr. Boli still edits the magazine and its associated publications personally, at a time of life when other men might be considering an honorable retirement. You can always find him at drboli.com.

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