There's nothing in this book that I meant to say (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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There's nothing in this book that I meant to say

Author: Paula Poundstone
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Blending elements of memoir and monologue, the comedian offers a candid account of her life, using details from the lives of legendary historical figures to illuminate episodes from her own life and reflect on her own successes and failures.
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Paula Poundstone; Paula Poundstone; Paula Poundstone
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Poundstone
ISBN: 0609603167 9780609603161
OCLC Number: 67361324
Description: xi, 274 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Joan of Arc : called by God and driven by drink --
2. Abraham Lincoln : penny wise and Poundstone foolish --
3. Helen Keller : blind and deaf and often very tired --
4. Charles Dickens : a beloved novelist and an excellent bookstore employee --
5. The Wright brothers : flying planes and bussing tables --
6. Beethoven : a brilliant composer and in debt to the tune of a million --
7. Sitting Bull : a great warrior and a heck of a Ping-Pong player
Responsibility: Paula Poundstone ; [foreword by Mary Tyler Moore].
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Blending elements of memoir and monologue, the comedian offers a candid account of her life, using details from the lives of legendary historical figures to illuminate episodes from her own life and reflect on her own successes and failures.

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Ironic or Sincere?

by dacase (WorldCat user published 2010-07-21) Excellent Permalink

My awarding top rating to Poundstone's There's Nothing... is meant to be slightly ironic in the context of my review given its severity.  I candidly do not see how anyone could really improve on this book in the fashion or mode written--it is extremely entertaining and cleverly and carefully...
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