The Funniest People in Books and Music: 250 Anecdotes about Writers, Publishers, Critics, Humor, and More; and 250 Anecdotes about Musicians, Composers, Conductors, Audiences, Opera, and More

The Funniest People in Books and Music: 250 Anecdotes about Writers, Publishers, Critics, Humor, and More; and 250 Anecdotes about Musicians, Composers, Conductors, Audiences, Opera, and More

by David Bruce

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The Funniest People in Books and Music: 250 Anecdotes about Writers, Publishers, Critics, Humor, and More; and 250 Anecdotes about Musicians, Composers, Conductors, Audiences, Opera, and More by David Bruce

The Funniest People Who Write Books and Make Music contains such anecdotes as these:

When Peg Bracken started writing, she would often type the first page of a famous short story for inspiration. Often, she discovered that the page did not look as impressive typed on a sheet of paper as it did printed on a page in a book, so sometimes she would imitate her English professor and write on the sheet of paper: 'You can do better than this, Mr. Faulkner."

André Previn played jazz with a couple of American-African musicians. Afterwards, he went into a diner, where two white men asked him, 'Why the hell don't you play with your own kind?" Mr. Previn replied, 'To tell you the truth, I wanted to, but I couldn't find two other Jews who swing."

Soccer and Cup Final day are important in England. Once, the noted conductor Sir Thomas Beecham held a rehearsal on Cup Final day. The rehearsal had been going on for only a short time when a giant television was delivered to the rehearsal area. Sir Thomas then said, 'Now, gentlemen, let's get down to the most important business of the day-watching the match."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595378982
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2005
Pages: 127
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

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