The Coolest People in Books: 250 Anecdotes

The Coolest People in Books: 250 Anecdotes

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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes, including this one: While in France, William Donaldson bought a pornographic novel and started reading it in public, first taking the precaution of putting a different book jacket on the novel. The book jacket was for a compilation of essays against the A-bomb, including essays by Bertrand Russell, Philip Toynbee, and other intellectuals. Peter Ustinov happened to be walking by, and seeing the book jacket, he asked Mr. Donaldson if he could look at the book. Mr. Donaldson readily gave him permission and handed the book to him. Mr. Ustinov read one filthy paragraph, and then looked at the book jacket. Then he read another filthy paragraph and again looked at the book jacket. Finally, speechless for once in his life, he handed the book to Mr. Donaldson and exited.
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.62mm | 235.87g
  • Morrisville, United States
  • English
  • 0557452201
  • 9780557452200
  • 2,235,830