By Woody Allen
Even though Woody Allen is better identified for his cult video clips, he's additionally a author of exceptional wit and ability. Dip into this choice of fifty-two items for hilarity, deadpan weirdness, and a few super outlandish principles. do you need to listen to in regards to the time Hitler went for a haircut? Or why Woody reveres Socrates? have you puzzled what could have occurred if the Impressionists had really been dentists? you could examine a lot approximately background -- the piece at the invention of sandwiches is eye-opening -- or smooth existence during this laugh-out-loud choice of innovations, observations, diaries and tales from essentially the most unique minds and fantastically comedian voices of our time. 'It's no mystery that Allen's brief tales are only as enjoyable and entire as his movies ...Allen's witty tales satirise modern society and vintage glossy literature in a method that's generally breathless, off the cuff and exceptional' Observer
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