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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: Short Story Kindle Edition

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About the Author

The American cartoonist and author James Thurber (1894-1961) is considered one of America's greatest 20th-century humorists. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Thurber worked for the United States Department of State and then worked in France for the French edition of the 'Chicago Tribune'. He moved to New York City in 1926 and worked as a reporter for the Evening Post. In 1927 Thurber became staff writer and managing editor of 'The New Yorker'.

Product Details

  • File Size: 507 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics (January 13, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 13, 2014
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HCH8TR0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,421,994 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 4, 1997
Format: Library Binding
Anyone you buy it for will absolutly love it.
Children, teenagers, and even adults should read this book.
It makes you want to jump in to one of Walter's day dreams the moment you read it.
Thurber really out did him self.
I have to say it is one of the funniest books i have ever read.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kelsey on October 21, 2013
Format: Paperback
Meet Walter Mitty.

He's a Husband.

He's a Captain of a Navy ship

He's a toughest man on the trial

He's the man who can a woman from distress and is a hero to all man kind.

He's also worrying his wife, his co-workers, his boss and his shrink.

Walter Mitty has dreams. Dreams of being a hero. But he's not dreaming them in bed, like everyone else is. He's dreaming these events while driving, while shopping, talking to his wife, walking down the street. He "sees" himself as a hero to everyone, but doesn't really do anything about it. He's just your average Joe that is taking his wife to get her hair done. And while she is getting her hair done, he runs errands. But everyday life, everything that we see, feel, touch, hear generates this scene in his head where he is the hero to the story and he's living it right then and there!! While everyone looks at him like he's weird, he doesn't see what wrong with this!!

As a writer I was thrilled that I am not the only person that this is happening too!!! I can't tell you how many times I will be sitting at the Library that I work at and there will be an event that will take place, or someone says something to me and it triggers a scene playing in my head and I'm living that story out (in my head of course). I am a writer and I am always getting scenarios playing out in my head that sometimes leave me speechless until I am writing that out in my laptop. Sometimes I talk out loud the scenes but hey, I'm a writer it's allowed. (I think....)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 4, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love this book, I had no idea the actual story of Walter Mitty was only about 5 pages long. I had watched the movie starring Danny Kaye from 1947 and didn't know what to expect from the book. Even though Walter Mitty is only one short segment of the book, I love the other stories and am very happy with this book.
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