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My World-and Welcome to It (Harvest Book) Paperback – March 19, 1969

ISBN-13: 978-0156623445 ISBN-10: 0156623447

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Product Details

  • Series: Harvest Book
  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest Books (March 19, 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0156623447
  • ISBN-13: 978-0156623445
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #613,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I preferred Thurber as a humorist to Mark Twain."
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"These are brilliant sketches."
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"Thurber is incomparable." (Christian Science Monitor)

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James Thurber (1894-1961) created some thirty volumes of humor, fiction, children's books, cartoons, and essays in just about as many years. A founding member of The New Yorker staff, Thurber wrote and illustrated such enduring books as The Thurber Carnival and My Life and Hard Times, which have appeared in countless editions and dozens of languages throughout the world.

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I read it cover to cover, more out of hope and a sense of obligation than anything else, and I have to say I came away a bit disappointed.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Gary F. Taylor HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 21, 2002
Format: Paperback
James Thurber is justly famous as one of 20th Century America's most astute humourists--but MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT does not really display the author to his best advantage. Even so, it does contain a few gems that make purchase of this title necessary to Thurber fans.
The showpiece of this collection is the famous but somewhat over-rated "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," but MY WORLD also includes a number of seldom anthologized pieces that show Thurber's wit at a high-water mark, including "The Whip-Poor-Will," "A Friend to Alexander," and "The MacBeth Murder Mystery." It also includes several examples of Thurber's acid perspective on the battle of the sexes, such as "Death in the Zoo," and several memorable examples of his ability to wring laughter from the perfidies of language, such as "What Do You Mean, It 'Was' Brilling?" and "Here Lies Miss Gorby."
But the bulk of MY WORLD consists of much less focused material that Thurber casually produced for THE NEW YORKER--pieces which are mildly humorous examinations of everything from French guidebooks to 19th century copies of the English magazine PUNCH. Thurber's clever prose lends such pieces considerable charm, but they are decidedly minor works when compaired with the side-splitting classics found in other collections. Thurber fans, of course, will be delighted by most of it, but newcomers would likely be happier with such collections as A THURBER CARNIVAL.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Robinson on April 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
This collection of short essays and stories is marvellous. I have carried it with me on every trip I have taken since I first read it. I have my grandfather's copy, which has been on a longtime loan (say, ten years...) I am fondest of the essays, which range from clever little tirades against the Telephone Company and the Motor Vehicle Bureau to accounts and commentaries on Thurber's travels in France and Italy. It is really a wonderful wonderful book, very funny and acute. Please read it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Clifford K. Larsen on August 31, 2012
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The hard cover reprint edition offered by Amazon and others is incomplete. It contains Part 1 only. Note the page count (208) and compare it to the trade paperback versions (310-324 page count).

Avoid this edition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Sonsteby on September 18, 2007
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Thurber is always fun and funny to read. Thurber fans need to add this book to their collections.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gene Leboy on August 15, 2014
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Thurber deserves many kudos for inventing THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY.
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