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By Andy Rooney

ISBN-10: 0585482039

ISBN-13: 9780585482033

ISBN-10: 1586482009

ISBN-13: 9781586482008

A brand new York instances, united states this day and BOOKSENSE bestseller, now in paperback in time for the vacations. Andy Rooney's Sunday night observations on 60 mins are an American establishment. With thousands of audience tuning in a week, Rooney shapes the way in which humans see every thing from espresso percolators to the country of the country. Rooney's lovers get a deal with for the vacations: The paperback variation of his spoil bestseller universal Nonsense. here's Andy Rooney at his best--acerbic, teasing, witty, insightful, and clever. each one part of the booklet is dedicated to a subject matter as regards to his heart--food, activities, politics, future health, domestic and paintings existence. the result's a hilarious and perceptive examine the rustic Rooney loves...enough to criticize.

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A good gardener has to be practical and not a romantic. When the time comes, the gardener has to chop away and prune out stems that would produce flowers in the interest of better flowers on the stems that remain. It's a cruel process but the gardener knows is has to be done and does it. The flowers might survive without their gardeners but they're not apt to flourish. Flowers and gardeners need each other. Flowers need 32 AndyRooney gardeners. Gardeners need flowers. You look up into the windows of decaying old apartment buildings in big cities and the residents may be holding on to life by the price of a welfare check but in half those windows, there sits a clay pot with a few flowers trying desperately to bring some color into the lives of those without any.

Several pictures accompanied the story, showing women wearing platforms attached to their shoes with elaborately cut leather straps. These shoes would inhibit the most athletic woman alive from getting out of her own way. The thought I had seeing women in these ridiculously high heels is that someone in the shoe industry got to a fashion writer or an editor at the newspaper. That occurred to me because from my experience, women are clearly NOT wearing high heeled shoes to work. It is not a trend.

I was flattered and touched until I came to the note in small print on the back of the card that read "PAID FOR BY THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE/'That's not in the Christmas spirit. Apparently the Clintons didn't leave their Christmas card list with the Bushes. We haven't received one from them. ASHES TO ASHES My friend Judy told me she had asked her husband, Sam, to drive out with her to the cemetery last weekend where her father was buried. On the way back, they got arguing about whether they wanted to be buried or cremated.

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