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Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr., was managing editor at Life magazine from 1978 to 1982. He recently edited Life: The First 50 Years, which was a New York Times best-seller. Mr. Kunhardt lives in Chappaqua, New York.

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CHAPTER 1

Is all about

TAKING IT EASY

Cool Babe


In Big Spring, Texas, eight-month-old Liam Sean Horey spends his first summer in buoyant bliss.

Hi Tech

To ward off chills and sneezes in the Usti Zoo, Czechoslovakian chimps get a daily bake from a sunlamp.

This hot dog is some cool cat as he beats the heat in Philadelphia.

Pack Animals Packed

In Algeria, a donkey gets a piggyback.

In England, a dwarf donkey travels in a satchel.

Winkin',

In Australia, a koala bear demonstrates what sloth is all about.

Blinkin',

Meanwhile, in French Guiana, a sloth displays the real thing.

and Nod

A proboscis monkey takes his ease after a swim in the South China Sea.

Getting Away from It All

An ingenious postman in Idaho takes refuge from the rain in a mail storage box.

Gordon Breland of Charleston, South Carolina, perches
atop his favorite getaway.

Playing It Cool

In Chicago, a polar bear drapes himself over a frozen snowbank.

In San Francisco, Old Lionface waits for afternoon tea.

Bathing Beauties

Frieda's bath has been drawn, a warm towel awaits her, and now she can lean back and relax in her kitchen sink turned hot tub.

What smoother, cooler pool for a puss to curl up in?

Kitten comfort in a Massachusetts slipper.

Sweet Dreams

Guess who won the shoving match in Mississippi.

A contented siesta in Tanganyika.

Copyright © 1987 by Time Inc.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster; 1st Fireside edition (January 1, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671672223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671672225
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter Smallhill on June 1, 2007
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The other reviewers are right about the humor and charm of these photos.

However, in LIFE magazine they were full page, and beautifully printed which enhanced their impact. In this book, they are often partial page (many one third page), some cropped - and worst of all, very badly reproduced: blurry and with poor black and white contrast. Shame on Simon and Schuster for poor quality work in this age of high quality printing. I recommend the fine and reasonably priced "Life Platinum Edition" instead, until a better version of this comes out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 23, 2002
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Some of the greatest photos you've ever imagined and a whole lot more. Need a housewarming gift that can't be duplicated? Get this and "Life Laughs Last." You'll be invited to every get-together from the presentation day until you die. They're great!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Judy K. Polhemus VINE VOICE on February 28, 2008
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In the doldrums? Hurt by a friend? Can't get going? Well, remember Life magazine? Remember the last page next to the cover--those hilarious, heart-warming photographs? How about a whole book full of wonderful, wacky photos?

"Life Smiles Back: More than 200 classic photos from the famous back page of America's favorite magazine" and Life Laughs Last: 200 More Classic Photos from the Famous Back Page of America's Favorite Magazine together will keep you and your family and friends laughing and stirring up endorphins and laughing some more.

Observe the little girl at work on kitty's milk on the cover. The book is organized into twelve chapters by similar topics. Chapter 1 is all about "Taking it easy" and shows little eight-month-old Liam Sean Horey propped in an innertube in Big Spring, Texas, and the family dog spread-eagle under an oscillating fan, or the kitty with elbow propped on the edge of the basin as it relaxes in the bathroom sink. Look under the bed where the boy is fast asleep while his dog is stretched comfortably across the bed, head on pillow.

Chapter 2 brings us "Close Encounters." For example, five-year-old Thomas Hester of Raleigh, North Carolina, tries to stuff his rather large frog into his rather small pocket. Take the barber with his leg wrapped around his charge, giving that first haircut.

In chapter 3, "signs of the times," three graduates in caps and gowns pass in front of a road sign that reads: End of improvement, thank you for your patience. It's funnier if you could see it. In "Boys and Girls" a young bride's recessional walk is ruined by a sword.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly D. BELKNAP on March 9, 2000
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This book kept me smiling through to the end. and beyond ! My whole family has enjoyed this wonderful book and I'm going to share it with all of my friends. Give to a friend or family member. They will not be disappointed ! It's a Joy !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 28, 2001
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One of the biggest mood-lifters in existence. If you're not laughing out loud through much of this, you have no sense of humor!
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By Pamela on October 19, 2013
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I purchased this book to use in group therapy with older individuals with aphasia. The LIFE books always had such great pictures and this book was suggested to me. When I received this book, I was very disappointed with the pictures. First, the paper is newsprint, not magazine quality glossy paper. Therefore, the pictures were not glossy, but were digital reproductions where every pixel could be seen. Black and white was expected,but not a palette of monochromatic gray squares where the picture was barely decipherable by my younger eyes. My 80 year old patients could never have seen one of them. I returned the item and am seeking an older one on ebay where I can ask the specific question about the quality of the pictures.
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