For many years, faithful readers of America's favorite magazine regularly began each issue of Life by thumbing to the back first to see the Miscellany page, which was designed to close each issue with an amusing often outrageous photograph that would leave the reader laughing. Life Smiles Back is a hilarious collection of the best photographs from this popular back page. Now in paperback, it includes 232 black-and-white photos of children, animals, and people in unconventional situations and outlandish circumstances, mostly taken by Life renders and assembled by one of the magazine's most renowned editors.
A nostalgic collection of crazy snaps that whimsically recall the people, places, and events of the past, Life Smiles Back is an affectionate look at the zany side of our cultural history, guaranteed to make you smile.
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About the Author
Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr., was managing editor at Life magazine from 1978 to 1982. He also edited Life: The First 50 Years, which was a New York Times bestseller.
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Is all about
TAKING IT EASY
In Big Spring, Texas, eight-month-old Liam Sean Horey spends his first summer in buoyant bliss.
To ward off chills and sneezes in the Usti Zoo, Czechoslovakian chimps get a daily bake from a sunlamp.
This hot dog is some cool cat as he beats the heat in Philadelphia.
Pack Animals Packed
In Algeria, a donkey gets a piggyback.
In England, a dwarf donkey travels in a satchel.
In Australia, a koala bear demonstrates what sloth is all about.
Meanwhile, in French Guiana, a sloth displays the real thing.
A proboscis monkey takes his ease after a swim in the South China Sea.
Getting Away from It All
An ingenious postman in Idaho takes refuge from the rain in a mail storage box.
Gordon Breland of Charleston, South Carolina, perches
atop his favorite getaway.
Playing It Cool
In Chicago, a polar bear drapes himself over a frozen snowbank.
In San Francisco, Old Lionface waits for afternoon tea.
Frieda's bath has been drawn, a warm towel awaits her, and now she can lean back and relax in her kitchen sink turned hot tub.
What smoother, cooler pool for a puss to curl up in?
Kitten comfort in a Massachusetts slipper.
Guess who won the shoving match in Mississippi.
A contented siesta in Tanganyika.
Copyright © 1987 by Time Inc.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 is all about TAKING IT EASY
CHAPTER 2 concerns CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
CHAPTER 3 displays some arresting SIGNS OF THE TIMES
CHAPTER 4 offers some scenes NOT FAR FROM HOME
CHAPTER 5 plays a game of HEADS OR TAILS
CHAPTER 6 explores some themes found in A DAY'S WORK
CHAPTER 7 is FOR THE BIRDS
CHAPTER 8 celebrates BOYS AND GIRLS
CHAPTER 9 is ALL WET
CHAPTER 10 repeats a few examples of SMALL TALK
CHAPTER 11 takes pleasure in THE SPORTING LOOK
CHAPTER 12 is a miscellaneous collection of LAST LAUGHS