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Title The best of Reader's Digest : timeless favorites.

Publication Info. White Plains, NY : Trusted Media Brands, Inc. / Reader's Digest, [2021]
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Description vi, 314 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Note "Stories that inspire, amuse, and entertain"--cover
Contents Where success comes from / By Arthur Gordon -- An electric nightmare / by John Robben -- Anybody want to buy a $2,300 dog? / by Robert de Roos -- Terror in the night / by Dave Shiflett -- My bad genes / by Michael Ian Black -- A soldier’s story / by Robert Hodierne -- Tear down this wall / by Peter Robinson -- The night I met Einstein / by Jerome Weldman -- Awake through a brain operation / by Annette Anselmo -- My fight with Jack Dempsey / by Paul Gallico -- So long, duck / by Virginia Bennett Moore -- The case of the swaggering smuggler / by Richard & Joyce Wolkomir -- The greatest quotes never said / by Ralph Keyes -- My father's music / by Wayne Kalyn -- There's a tidal wave loose in here! / by Lawrence Elliott -- Bit by the fitbit / by David Sedaris -- 1,000 men and a baby / by Lawrence Elliott -- The kidnapping of Christine Aragao / by Malcolm McConnell -- Princess power / by Ashley Lewis -- Call of the wild / by Penny Porter -- How we kept Mother's day / by Stephen Leacock -- A life in buttons / by Karen Grissinger -- Deadly cargo / by Christopher Davis -- The funniest football game ever played / by O.K. Armstrong -- Killer connection / by Ann Rule -- you two must meet! / by Cornelia Otis Skinner -- The will to live / by Gail Cameron Wescott -- Well, this is awkward / by Jessica Hagy -- I hunted down the woman who stole my life / by Anita Bartholomew -- My mother barked like a seal / by Jeanmarie Coogan -- 50 seconds from death / By Robert Kiener -- America's 10 funniest jokes / by Andy Simmons -- A dog like no other / by Peter Muilenburg -- The book that changed my life / by Rick Bragg -- Twas the night after Christmas / by Corey Ford -- I never forgot you / by Martina Lopes -- The almost-perfect kidnapping / by Joseph P. Blank -- Bad puns are how eye roll / by Peter Rubin -- My journey to Moscow / by Ed Sullivan -- Almost ready to do my taxes! / by Emma Rathbone -- The case of the blasted bank / by Evan McLeod Wylie -- Beyond tragedy / by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend -- 25 jokes that make you sound like a genius / by Andy Simmons -- The sweet uses of solitude / by Joan Mills -- Alone with a madman / by William M. Hendryx -- I died at 10:52 am / by Victor D. Solow -- What I learned from Hemingway / by W. J. Lederer -- Early to bed and late to rise / by Don Herold -- How to be true to you / by Scott Russell Sanders -- I once who lost / by Antwone Quenton Fisher -- Credits and acknowledgments
Summary "Certain tales stick in our memories and remain timeless as the years march on—and they shine like never before in this compilation from Reader’s Digest. Our editors have carefully selected narratives readers have adored throughout the past century; humorous slices of life in decades past, captivating tales of survival against the odds, sweet stories about cherished animal companions and side-splitting commentaries on everyday annoyances. Each remains as resonant and meaningful today as it was when it first appeared in the pages of Reader’s Digest magazine."
Subject Wit and humor.
American wit and humor.
Life -- Anecdotes.
American essays.
Genre Essays.
Personal narratives.
Added Author Gordon, Arthur, 1912-2002. Where success comes from.
Robben, John. Electric nightmare.
De Roos, Robert William, 1912-2002. Anybody want to buy a $2,300 dog?
Shiflett, Dave. Terror in the night.
Black, Michael Ian, 1971- My bad genes.
Hodierne, Robert. Solider's story.
Robinson, Peter, 1938- Tear down this wall.
Weldman, Jerome. Night I met Einstein.
Anselmo, Annette. Awake through a brain operation.
Gallico, Paul, 1897-1976. My fight with Jack Dempsey.
Moore,Viriginia Bennett. So long, duck.
Wolkomoir, Richard. Case of the swaggering smuggler.
Wolkomoir, Joyce. Case of the swaggering smuggler.
Keyes, Ralph. Greatest quotes never said.
Kalyn, Wayne. My father's music.
Sedaris, David. Bit by the fitbit.
Elliott, Lawrence. 1,000 men and a baby.
McConnell, Malcolm. Kidnapping of Christine Aragao.
Lewis, Ashley. Princess power.
Porter, Penny, 1927- Call of the wild.
Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944. How we kept Mother's day.
Grissinger, Karen. Life in buttons.
Davis, Christopher. Deadly cargo.
Armstrong, O. K. (Orland Kay), 1893-1987. Funniest football game ever played.
Rule, Ann. Killer connection.
Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901-1979. You two must meet!
Cameron, Gail. Will to live.
Hagy, Jessica. Well, this is awkward.
Bartholomew, Anita. I hunted down the woman who stole my life.
Coogan, Jeanmarie. My mother barked like a seal.
Kiener, Robert. 50 seconds from death.
Muilenburg, Peter, 1945- Dog like no other.
Bragg, Rick. Book that changed my life.
Ford, Corey, 1902-1969. Twas the night after Christmas.
Lopes, Martina. I never forgot you.
Blank, Joseph P. Almost-perfect kidnapping.
Rubin, Peter (Pop culture writer). Bad puns are how eye roll.
Sullivan, Ed, 1901-1974. My journey to Moscow.
Rathbone, Emma. Almost ready to do my taxes!
Wylie, Evan McLeod, 1916- Case of the blasted bank.
Townsend, Kathleen Kennedy, 1951- Beyond tragedy.
Simmons, Andy. 25 jokes that make you sound like a genius.
Mills, J. Elizabeth. Sweet uses of solitude.
Hendryx, William M.. Alone with a madman.
Solow, Victor D.. I died at 10:52 am.
Lederer, William J., 1912-2009. What I learned from Hemingway.
Herold, Don, 1889-1966. Early to bed and late to rise.
Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945- How to be true to you.
Fisher, Antwone Quenton. I once who lost.
Reader's Digest Association.
Added Title Timeless favorites
ISBN 9781621455905 (pbk.)
1621455904 (pbk.)
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