Anything Can Happen

Anything Can Happen : Notes on My Inadequate Life and Yours

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These cautionary notes and hilarious stories pack the Rosenblatt punch. Anything Can Happen offers a class in "Tyranny for Beginners," warns about the snares and devices of dinner parties, explains the mind-set of barbarians, suggests the perfect gift for Mother--a wildebeest--and tells what happens when his dog's barking drives him to thoughts of murder.
Roger Rosenblatt forces us to laugh at the silliness of the world we have created, refocuses our minds on what really matters, and alerts us to the injustice and cruelty that lie just below the skin.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 144.78 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • Orlando, United States
  • English
  • 0151008663
  • 9780151008667

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"A literary gimlet two jiggers Oscar Wildean epigram, with a healthy splash of Woody Allen-like loopy pop culture references." "More scathing, and more offhandedly probing." "Sparkle and sting with Rosenblatt''s trademark droll wit." PRAISE FOR "RULES FOR AGING""To read this book and drink a beverage at the same time is just plain foolish."--Garry Trudeau"I like this book and am thinking it over. Especially rules 1, 3, 16--wish I'd known that about 15 years ago . . . And 34--'It's not about you'--that's worth the price of the book."--Garrison KeillorPRAISE FOR "WHERE WE STAND""His essays are exactly what we need as a reminder of who we are, how we got that way, and how we will get through these new and difficult times."--Tom Brokaw PRAISE FOR "RULES FOR AGING" "To read this book and drink a beverage at the same time is just plain foolish."--Garry Trudeau "I like this book and am thinking it over. Especially rules 1, 3, 16--wish I'd known that about 15 years ago . . . And 34--'It's not about you'--that's worth the price of the book."--Garrison Keillor PRAISE FOR "WHERE WE STAND" "His essays are exactly what we need as a reminder of who we are, how we got that way, and how we will get through these new and difficult times."--Tom Brokaw
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19 ratings
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4 26% (5)
3 21% (4)
2 32% (6)
1 5% (1)
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