The Little Brown Book of Anecdotes Author:Clifton Fadiman Anecdote: a short narrative of an interesting, amusing, or biographical incident. — You will discover these biographical incidents: — Why Augustus despaired of his daughter Julia. — How Charlemagne invented white wine. — Why Hideyoshi gave up on Buddha. — What Cara Barton distinctly remembered to forget. — Why John Rockefeller never got his nickel ba... more »ck from a pay phone.
What King Faisal wore under his robes.
You will find them interesting:
What Ferenc Molnar said when he saw his first rush hour.
What happened at a performance of George Antheil's Ballet mecanique.
Charles de Gaulle's observation on the death of his daughter.
How Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree introduced two friends whose names had escaped him.
Yogi Berra's reaction to a check made out to "Bearer"
And even ribald:
Calvin Coolidge's interest in the mating habits of roosters.« less