Fart Proudly: Writings of Bejamin Franklin You Never Read in School

Fart Proudly: Writings of Bejamin Franklin You Never Read in School

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by Benjamin Franklin
     
 

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A mention of flatulence might conjure up images of bratty high school boys or lowbrow comics. But one of the most eloquent—and least expected—commentators on the subject is Benjamin Franklin. The writings in Fart Proudly reveal the rogue who lived peaceably within the philosopher and statesman. Included are "The Letter to a Royal

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A mention of flatulence might conjure up images of bratty high school boys or lowbrow comics. But one of the most eloquent—and least expected—commentators on the subject is Benjamin Franklin. The writings in Fart Proudly reveal the rogue who lived peaceably within the philosopher and statesman. Included are "The Letter to a Royal Academy"; "On Choosing a Mistress"; "Rules on Making Oneself Disagreeable"; and other jibes. Franklin's irrepressible wit found an outlet in perpetrating hoaxes, attacking marriage and other sacred cows, and skewering the English Parliament. Reminding us of the humorous, irreverent side of this American icon, these essays endure as both hilarious satire and a timely reminder of the importance of a free press.

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ISBN-13:
9781583940792
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Publication date:
05/15/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
136,786
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.37(d)

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Fart Proudly: Writings of Bejamin Franklin You Never Read in School 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
AaronF More than 1 year ago
We all know Mr Franklin as a political theorist, scientist, scholar, inventor, and newspaper man. Yet in a hybrid of his political prowess and newspaper publisher, he scribed some highly effective satire. This book is a collection of editorials, "letters to the editor", and entries from his immensely popular Poor Richard's Almanack. While the majority of essays are timeless, and remain understandable centuries later, several will only be appreciated by those with intimate understanding of events during Colonial and Revolutionary times. This book provides a different, if not better, look into his ideals than his autobiography.
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