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By Charles Osgood

During this funny selection of famous person wit, acclaimed broadcaster and slapstick comedian Charles Osgood deals witticisms penned by means of luminaries starting from Abraham Lincoln to Andy Rooney.

Known for his smart statement and witty radio-show rhymes, Charles Osgood right here selects and introduces a set of hilarious correspondence from a few of our best-loved politicians, authors, and stars of the degree and monitor. humorous Letters from well-known People gives you rib-tickling communications from the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Flannery O’Connor, S. J. Perelman, Groucho Marx, Bob wish, John Cheever and dozens more.
Providing an wonderful examine celebrated lives, Osgood we could us glimpse Mark Twain squabbling with the gasoline corporation, Dwight D. Eisenhower kvetching to Mamie approximately Patton, and radio character Fred Allen desperately looking good judgment from his assurance provider in a single of comedy’s so much fun epistles.
Sprinkled all through with Osgood’s personal funny quips, Funny Letters from well-known People is a pleasant compendium of smart letter writing at its side-splitting top.

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My “little people” are very small, wear tall black stovepipe hats, green coats and pants, and have long, white beards. They do not have horses. I have never been able to determine where they live. They are most friendly, and their message is that all the peoples of the world should live in peace and friendship. Since you are interested in the Irish, I want to wish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day. Sincerely, John F. Kennedy Barry Goldwater was an excellent photographer. He once took a flattering picture of President Kennedy and sent it to him for an autograph.

Love ya GB Bush wrote this letter to a supporter on the subject of his famous aversion to broccoli: March 27, 1990 Mr. Raymond J. Mitchell Miami Township, Ohio Dear Mr. Mitchell: Barbara was touched by your letter telling her of your wife’s rebellion against peas, caused by my rebellion against broccoli. Tell Janice Ann to “hang in there”; however, Ray, I cannot accept your check even though the cause of which you sent it in is a noble one. I love Baby Ruth’s and Heath Bars, too, but I just can’t spend your fiver on that.

M. Stanton Dear Stanton: He is now. Lincoln Dear Mr. Lincoln: But there is no vacancy. E. M. Stanton Dear Stanton: Appoint him chaplain-at-large. Lincoln Dear Mr. Lincoln: There is no warrant in the law for that. E. M. Stanton Dear Stanton: Appoint him anyhow. A. Lincoln Dear Mr. Lincoln: I will not. E. M. Stanton During the Civil War, General George McClellan proved to be more of a hindrance to President Lincoln than a help. He continually pestered Lincoln for more men, more guns, and more horses, and he made each demand seem more urgent than the previous one.

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