Friday, 8 October 2021

The Thurber Album

I am currently reading "The Thurber Album" by James Thurber which I probably bought because of his funny but misogynist line "A Won's Place Is In The Wrong" , and to be quite honest I am not too impressed. It is the sort of book you would be given by a particularly obnoxious English teacher.


Admittedly I am more than half way through it and will finish it and there were two instances that brought a smile to my face.  


"On his death bed he was asked if he forgave his enemies , he replied I ain't got any , I licked 'em all"

and

"He instructed the students that they didn't need to take notes, at which points forty of them got out their fountain pens and wrote that down.


My friend Julie has just lent me (is that the right form) "We Are Bellingcat - An Intelligence For The People" , which I am chomping at the bit to read , but need to finish "The Thurber Album" first.

Although it has nothing to do with this post I've included Mungo Jerry's "Lady Rose" because I think it is a beautiful song and I love it.


I am not sure if you are aware of my writing on Vocal but these are my top ten stories if you would like to sample them:

  1. The Operation
  2. Lady of the Water
  3. Words With Friends, Our Vocal Connections
  4. So You're A Racist Now MikeyDred
  5. Mountain Climbing
  6. Home
  7. Your story has NOT been approved
  8. Sonnetwo
  9. Snackwallahnelle
  10. Why Write?
All these are well read and loved , and you never know you may enjoy them.


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