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1. 100 Years 100 Stories
2. The Most of George Burns: A Collection
3. Healing with Stories: Your Casebook
4. All My Best Friends (General Series)
5. Gracie: A Love Story
6. Burns & Allen: Featuring Many
7. George Burns: In His Own Words
8. Dear George
9. George Washington (The American
10. George Burns and the Hundred-Year
11. Say Good Night, Gracie! The Story
12. Understanding Robert Burns: Verse,
13. Confessions of a Hollywood publicist:
14. George Burns' How to Live to Be
15. Happiness, Healing, Enhancement:
16. Close but No Cigar: 30 Wonderful
17. GEORGE BURNS ~ The Third Time
18. Great Jewish Quotes: Five Thousand
19. I Love Her, That's Why! : An Autobiography
20. George Burns and Gracie Allen:

1. 100 Years 100 Stories
by George Burns
 Hardcover: 214 Pages (1996-01-26)
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Asin: 0399141790
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The great comedian celebrates his one hundredth birthday with a selection of his favorite and funniest stories that include reminiscences about his own past and anecdotes about friends, family, and colleagues. 300,000 first printing. $250,000 ad/promo. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars George Burns
Received item in an appropriate amount of time and it was in great condition. Very happy.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Storyteller to Beat All.
This little book contains anecdotes about the people in his life, and published shortly his 100th birthday.It contains accounts of his silliness in vaudeville theaters,where he used an assortment of names as he joined different acts.He appeared at the Shubert Theatre in Chicago with Fanny Brice of Ziegfield Follies fame; she was Baby Snooks character on radio.At the Chicago World's Fair, he was on the same bill with Sally Rand who had become famous for the fan dances she perfected in her flesh colored leotards.It wasn't naughty, only an illusion.He filled in for her and nobody noticed.

Betty McGrath at the Dewey Theater liked his "after shave" lotion (which incidentally smalled like fish); he loved to tell about his girls before becoming a team with Gracie Allen.He wrote 'Gracie: A Love Story' after her death.He knew famous stars of the day, like Al Jolson, following Carusa, "Folks, you ain't heard nothing yet."He calls Al the best entertainer of all time, and George Jessel as the funniest ad-libber. When he and Gracie took their show to California, they used the Artie Shaw band with Tony Martin as lead singer.They made some musicals with big name casts.Later he made movies, "The Sunshine Boys," "Oh, God!" and "Going in Style."

These are the remembrances of a very funny guy; on t.v. he was a riot.He wrote about Eddie Cantor, Jack Benny, Groucho Marx at the William Morris Christmas parties.One Christmas Eve he was appearing at one of the nightclubs in Las Vegas with Ann Margaret who was allowed to use his phone to call her mother in Sweden; talked for over an hour at his expense.He told a few off-color jokes about his friends and siblings in his inimitable manner.

2-0 out of 5 stars Buy the paper book
No where near the full 100 stories and its just not the same with out Georges own voice. Buy the paper copy and hear George in your mind.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun ancedotes written by Mr. Burns himself
It seems that no matter what he writes about, from the introduction about getting older to his nurse readjusting his toupee, he does it so very well with humor.(I did not even know that he wore a toupee!)

These are really short one to two page stories of incidents that had occurred during his lifetime.It may or may not have you laughing out loud.It will at the very least, bring a smile to your face.

5-0 out of 5 stars A very funny book
This came out almost the day Burns passed away.This is a very funny anecdotal review of George Burns' entire life -- many of the stories go back to his childhood.(His one-liner when the tough Irish kids in his neighborhood demanded to know if he was Catholic is priceless!Good thing he was a fast runner....)

He was a very funny guy, and the book reads as though you could bring him back for a day and hang out while he just sits and tells stories.A lot of fun -- too bad it seems to be out of print. ... Read more

2. The Most of George Burns: A Collection Consisting of Living It Up, the Third Time Around, Dr. Burn's Prescription for Happiness, and Dear George
by George Burns
 Hardcover: 784 Pages (1995-09)
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Asin: 0883657821
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Presenting Living it Up, The Third Time Around, Dr. Burn's Prescription for Happiness, and Dear George, a collection of George Burn's writings highlights his humorous reflections, personal anecdotes, and professional achievements. ... Read more

3. Healing with Stories: Your Casebook Collection for Using Therapeutic Metaphors
Paperback: 304 Pages (2007-04-20)
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An invitation to observe and learn the therapeutic art of storytelling

Healing with Stories brings together a stellar collection of some of the world's most prominent practitioners, taking you inside their thinking and processes for working with metaphors. They represent the panorama of metaphor practice in psychotherapy today with considered, humorous, and compassionate case examples that step you through the intricacies for replicating their work in your own. This is a book for family therapists who work with children, adults, and families, as well as for hypnotherapists, cognitive behavioral therapists, narrative therapists, dynamic therapists, solution-focused therapists, and child therapists. In fact, all therapists who wish to communicate their therapeutic messages with the greatest effectiveness will find this book to be an essential and useful clinical tool.

Contributors include:

Richard Kopp

Julie H. Linden

Mikaela J. Hildebrandt

Lindsay B. Fletcher

Steven C. Hayes

Michael D. Yapko

Valerie E. Lewis

Gregory Smit

Joy Nel

Christine Perry

Joyce C. Mills

Rubin Battino

Carol A Hicks-Lankton

Wendel A. Ray

Jana P. Sutton

Robert McNeilly

Roxanna Erickson-Klein

Angela Ebert

Hasham Al Musawi

Teresa Garcia-Sanchez

George W. Burns

Praise for Healing with Stories

"George Burns has done an expert job of compiling a definitive work that demystifies the ever-versatile metaphor. Whether you are a novice or an expert clinician, you will find a treasury of story interventions along with the 'inside scoop' on how each was created and applied to bring success in nineteen unforgettable case chapters. Better yet, you'll be able to create your own healing metaphors thanks to the expert guidance of a wide range of talented storytellers. Don't miss out on this one!"
--Maggie Phillips, PhD, author of Finding the Energy to Heal and coauthor of Healing the Divided Self

"If you want to be inspired, entertained, and enlightened, Healing with Stories is the book to read. George Burns, a master storyteller, has assembled a creative, diverse group of clinicians to share their ideas about how metaphor can be used with a variety of problems and clients. The result is a fascinating array of insights into metaphor's role in the healing process."
--Richard G. Whiteside, MSW, author of Becoming Dragon ... Read more

4. All My Best Friends (General Series)
by George Burns
 Paperback: 430 Pages (1991-02)
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Asin: 0816150176
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars the men who invented show business
This is one of the funniest books I have ever read as well as an informative and authoritative history of American show business and the men who invented it from burlesque to vaudeville, radio, movies and tv.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Funniest Books I've Ever Read
This book contains a treasure trove of hilarious anecdotes.

Here's an example.George Jessel had a lot of girlfriends.Once in Florida one was running away with another man when George took out a pistol, shot at the other man, missed him completely and winged a Japanese gardener two blocks away.He was charged, of course.When the judge sourly asked him, "Mr. Jessel, how does a man take aim at someone and hit someone else two blocks away?"

George replied, "I'm a comedian, not Buffalo Bill."

If you liked that one you should get this book.It probably has sixty stories that good.

by now.

5-0 out of 5 stars Funny Man
George Burns is a funny man!This book deserves to be in print. It chronicles his and many other famous comedian's lives, like Al Jolson and Jack Benny.Al in all a great read. ... Read more

5. Gracie: A Love Story
by George Burns
Paperback: 319 Pages (1989-11-01)
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Asin: 0140126562
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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With those now familiar words, George Burns and Gracie Allen bid farewell to devoted audiences at the end of each of their broadcasts throughout the Golden Age of radio and television. Now, in this moving audio portrait, George Burns tells the story of his life with Gracie, the dizzy comedienne whose "illogical logic" charmed America. Burns recalls their first meeting, the vaudeville tours, family days in Hollywood, and their lasting friendship with Jack Benny and other entertainment greats. Here is one of America's most beloved comedians remembering the woman he loved best and the extraordinary life they shared together. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Sincerely Written Love Story/Window into the Past!
For anyone appreciating a story of a love and a marriage that endures for a lifetime, for anyone who loves to look back on America's entertainment past, the era ofthe early to mid part of the 20th century, this book is for you! George Burns and Gracie Allen were a pretty amazing couple whose vibrant story will keep you turning each page. They first meet as Vaudeville performers and go on, in time, to appear on TV in its earliest days...days when shows were all done "live" and anything and everything could, and usually did, go wrong! George Burns speaks of all this, with the nostalgia, with the tenderness of a man truly in love with a woman. Buy this book! It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will make this couple come alive again for you and never be forgotten!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Love Story
I bought and read this book over ten years ago. I found it so loving and heart warming that I was online trying to purchase it again. I highly recommend this book as it is funny, sweet, and what love is really about.
goodnight gracie.

Mz Lynn

5-0 out of 5 stars Lamb Chops alone? .....
Lamb Chops...What do lamb chops have to do with this story, well everything! Lamb Chops is the vaudeville routine that brought fame to this comedic duo in the late 1920's. I have the link to a You Tube movie short that was filmed in 1929 for this popular routine here. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzFcsdgkg54 ) In this clip and others that I've seen with Burns and Allen, I think Gracie is the reason that they had so much success. She was so natural in her role as the "ditzy dame". She was good if not one of the best funnymen to a straightman role. This book takes the reader back to the waning days of vaudeville and the beginnings of film, radio and television as the new media for bringing entertainment to its audiances. George Burns takes us back down memory lane with a personnal love story that lasted nearly 40 years. His memories include many places and friends that I as a reader enjoyed visiting. I don't read love stories usually, but this love story is one that I enjoyed and won't soon forget.

5-0 out of 5 stars A love and a marriage that that lasted a lifetime
In our disposable transient society of today, it is a refreshing change to see a love and a marriage that lasted so long.As time goes on, it is becoming an even rarer event.

In this book, Mr. Burns fondly remembers his wife, Gracie Allen.The stories that he tells about her, how they met, and how they managed to stay together so long were interesting to read and entertaining.

I would recommend this book to all ages.It is easy reading and also tells somewhat of the history of vaudeville, radio, television, and movies.

5-0 out of 5 stars What a great look into Old Hollywood
If you love old Hollywood, read this book.If you loved George & Gracie, read this book.If you want to read a true life love story, READ THIS BOOK.I just love the inside scoop on the old Hollywood that George dishes out.I never knew Cary Grant sold neck ties before becoming a screen idol.Harpo Marx (the quiet one) wanted one child in every window to wave goodbye or hello when he pulled up in the drive.George wasn't all that impressed with Marilyn Monroe.

This book is an easy read and so hard to put down. ... Read more

6. Burns & Allen: Featuring Many Classic Radio Routines With George and Gracie at Their Best!
by George Burns, Gracie Allen
 Audio Cassette: Pages (1985-06)
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7. George Burns: In His Own Words
by Herb Fagen, George Burns
Hardcover: 140 Pages (1996-09)
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Asin: 0786703520
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Featuring eight pages of photographs, a biography of the comedian recounts his life and career on stage, screen, and radio, with and without his partner, Gracie Allen, and records some of his best quotes and quips. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Buck a Book
Promptly shipped, well packed.Only wish shipping didn't cost so much more than the book.Oh well, still a GREAT DEAL & EXPERIENCE!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Delightful Read
A friend gave me this book as a gift, knowing I enjoy George Burns humor. The 138-page hardcover was a quick and enjoyable read. Fagen's narrative wove together a collection of what Burns said, creating an insightful glimpse into a celebrity's life. As I read the book, I was only mildly aware of Fagen--he was practically transparent--as I read the biography. Fagen does tell the story in the third person, but brings out the character of his subject so strongly that I lost myself in Burns. ... Read more

8. Dear George
by George Burns
Paperback: Pages (1986-10-07)
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Asin: 0399512748
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars From Back Cover~
"Funny as were George's previous efforts," says the Hollywood Reporter, "we found this one to be his funniest." And so did readers everywhere who snapped up nearly 200,000 copies of the Putnam hardcover edition.

Eighty-nine years in the making! The book he swore he'd never write. (So he dictated it!) Priceless pearls of wisdom from the man who played God three times and never got struck by a thunderbolt!

Wherever Burns goes, his reputation precedes him. (Well, nobody's perfect!) But some people aren't fooled by appearances, and these discerning men and women have written to Dr. Burns for help with their most pressing problems. They know they can count on him to come up with the right answers. He's sensible, erudite, compassionate, and does a passable soft shoe. He shoots from the hip, calls 'em as he sees 'em, and makes it all perfectly clear. His expertise covers a virtually inexhaustible range of subjects. Whether the topic is sex or girls, he can be counted on to zero in on the question and come up with the perfect, practical solution.

Neither an optimist nor a pessimist (nor a podiatrist), George Burns grinds no axes. His openmindedness (he likes readheads as well as blondes) is one of the very special qualities he brings to the role of counselor. Nor is he a snob. He'll shoot off his mouth to practically anyone. And he knows how to keep a secret. From the reader's pen to Oh, God's ears is a principle he sees as central to the art of helping others. And he's been giving advice for a long time. In fact, he was telling people what to do when Dear Abby was still in Mary Janes.

Perigee Books is honored to publish what must be regarded as a major breakthrough in the field of personal guidance. Dear George--a work whose universality extends from Anaheim all the way to Bora Bora and whose brilliant insights may well change your life. (Even if they don't, you'll still get a couple of good laughs out of it)

5-0 out of 5 stars Another Great One
This is another of George Burns' greats.All the answers are funny and some have a bit of wisdom to them! ... Read more

9. George Washington (The American Presidents Series)
by James MacGregor Burns, Susan Dunn
Hardcover: 208 Pages (2004-01-07)
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Asin: 0805069364
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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evolutionary hero, founding president, and first citizen of the young republic, George Washington was the most illustrious public man of his time, a man whose image today is the result of the careful grooming of his public persona to include the themes of character, self-sacrifice, and destiny. As Washington sought to interpret the Constitution's assignment of powers to the executive branch and to establish precedent for future leaders, he relied on his key advisers and looked to form consensus as the guiding principle of government. His is a legacy of a successful experiment in collective leadership, great initiatives in establishing a strong executive branch, and the formulation of innovative and lasting economic and foreign policies. James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn also trace the arc of Washington's increasing dissatisfaction with public life and the seeds of dissent and political parties that, ironically, grew from his insistence on consensus. In this compelling and balanced biography, Burns and Dunn give us a rich portrait of the man behind the carefully crafted mythology. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Adequate though odd biography of a great president
Adequate biography of arguably the greatest of American presidents. The authors are a rather strange choice to write this biography. Burns is a FDR proponent of epic proporations and it is obvious that the 'Father of his country' does not measure up to Franklin 'president for life' Roosevelt. Some of the criticism raised about Washington's land deals and questions about his real motives are valid to a point but the constant sniping about Washington's lack of empathy for the common man is anachronistic at best.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Good Place To Start A Quest
After being inspired by a college class entitled "The American Presidency", I set out on a quest to read a book about each United States President in chronological order.However, this was not as easy a task as it may seem, considering the volumes written about each leader.I was also wary of getting too deep into partisan territory, instead just wanting a base of knowledge about each Prez.Luckily, I stumbled upon this "American Presidents Series" and was not disappointed.

The book offered everything I could have asked for, and even a bit more.Authors James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn painted a very informative portrait of our first great leader, George Washington, as well as re-constructing the political sphere and times that he operated within.Upon finishing the text, I came away feeling as if I knew not only Washington the man and politician, but also the status of America's capitol at the end of the 1700s.Perhaps a partisan hand was in play at times (although I would say that not doing so is pretty much impossible in a text), but I could not detect it.

I will continue with confidence in my quest to educate myself about American's highest office, with this series being my guide along the way.

2-0 out of 5 stars Generic and uninspired
I tend to shy away from books that fall under the banner of "series." Many times they contain top notch material, but many times they will slip in mediocre material. Such is the case here. This is a bland volume on Washington. Points are made over and over again, more like a persuasive essay than real scholarship. The word "obviously" is used many times to conclude a point. Furthermore, how many times can the word "undergirded" be used in a book...? I stopped counting. There are almost a countless number of books on Washington that are better.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good for a brief introduction to Washington, nothing more
I suppose that this book is what should be expected from a 150-page biography of Washington: it serves as a good, brief introduction to the man, but not much more.The book is relatively shallow, and there appears to be little primary research, as the authors instead often refer to other historians' words and conclusions.

If you are looking for a first read on Washington, this would probably serve you well.If, on the other hand, you have already read a fair amount about Washington and the Revolution, I wouldn't label this a "must read."(Don't get me wrong, though: it wouldn't be a waste of time / money, either.)

4-0 out of 5 stars The first President but also one of the best.
As the authors relate, Washington was human and open to the political menace of competing factions.He also was highly idealistic and wanted the best for his country.He may have had a ego, and thought his actions were the best for his nation.His administration as with his military command were made up of people who were more than capable.How else can you explain a administration with Adams, Pickering, Hamilton, and Jefferson competing for what they thought was best for their country.
Washington held these people together through some difficult crisises.The authors also remind us that Washington heard a lot of discouraging comments about his character during the eight years of his administration.Constant criticism was aimed at him.After eight years, it is no wonder he decided to retire to Mt. Vernon.

Washington may not have done any extraordinary things, but his actions ensured an American democracy for years to come.He guided the new republic to a standard in government and then retired when the time came.
His actions demonstrate his greatness.This book is fair read on the accomplishments of our first president.
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10. George Burns and the Hundred-Year Dash
by Martin Gottfried
 Hardcover: 8 Pages (1996-11)
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Asin: 0783816898
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Examines the person behind the persona of George Burns through his friendships with such contemporaries as Jack Benny, Groucho Marx, and Milton Berle, as well as his relationship with wife Gracie Allen. 50,000 first printing. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars SWEET, KIND MAN


5-0 out of 5 stars Unvarnished
To the earlier reviewer : If you can't stand the unvarnished truth, why are you reading this book. If you want rose-colored platitudes, read People magazine. This book tells it like it was, warts and all. Isn't that what a proper biography should do?

1-0 out of 5 stars This book is cheap Tabloid Schlock
In this world, it is rare that a man show as much love, kindeness, and humility as did George Burns. However, this book chooses rather to focus on the sordid details of his life. The sexual immorality, the dirty jokes offstage, the things that George himself varnished over. George had a right tovarnish over the negatives. It is the soul of the man. It is how he made itto 100 years of age. This book instead punches him below the beltposthumously. I was and am a big George Burns fan, and I was sorelydisapointed that someone could be so cheap and callous as to sully hisimage. ... Read more

11. Say Good Night, Gracie! The Story of Burns & Allen
by Cheryl Blythe, Susan Sackett
 Hardcover: 304 Pages (1986-06-30)
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Asin: 0525243860
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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If only this classic book were back in print-not only is it a biography of George & Gracie, but it has several pages of pictures(many never before seen)as well as an appendix in the back giving the synopsis of every television episode from October 1950 thru September 1958.The book is agood alternate to Gracie-A Love Story written by George himself.Onanother note, if I may go a step further, why doesn't Nick-At-Nite pick upthe series, surely it's been in syndication for about 40 years?It'd begreat fun seeing them again-George, Gracie, their son Ronnie,Blanche& Harry Morton, & Harry Von Zell.Though they are quite dated,these shows are still screamingly funny today.Gracie Allen was the 2ndfunniest woman in television, the 1st being the incomparable Lucille Ball. Highly recommended, especially if you are able to find it! ... Read more

12. Understanding Robert Burns: Verse, Explanation and Glossary
by Robert Burns, George Scott Wilkie
Paperback: 192 Pages (2002-08)
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Asin: 190323848X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The poems of Robert Burns are known throughout the world, but are rarely understood. For too long lovers of his poetry and songs have struggled with the meaning of many of the bard's words. Following the success of George Wilkie's Select Works of Robert Burns, this expanded volume of Burns's poetry, with 138 poems, captures the same ethos as the original.

Opposite every stanza of each poem the meaning of what Burns has written is printed along with a helpful glossary to enable to reader to gain an immediate understanding. No delving into notes at the end of the book is necessary. This is a major development in access to the works of Burns and is the only book on his works that allows the reader such immediate access to the poems's meaning. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading
This book is a great tool to anyone newly interested in the Bard.It has helped me greatly in learning how to appreciate Robert Burns works.

5-0 out of 5 stars UnderstandingBurnsand ScottishLanguage
This book is essential to understandingthe literary giant that Burns was and the keen insight he had about mankind.This is the primar of the multitude of books devoted to him. ... Read more

13. Confessions of a Hollywood publicist: Revelations on how publicists create star power-- and what happens behind the scenes everywhere from Los Angeles ... Kubrick, George Burns, and Rush Limbaugh
by Daniel D Meyers
Hardcover: 212 Pages (2001)

Isbn: 0971058709
Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars
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The lets the public see how movies are promoted beyond paid advertisements.HERE ARE PERSONAL QUOTES FROM THE TRADE: "...Wonderful you preserved this area of film promotion history.The photographs are wonderful illustration of these last great days of Hollywood."FILM ARCHIVIST AND DISTRIBUTOR"On behalf of your many friends at Warner Bros. -- I want to thank you for year many years of fine service."-- WARNER BROS. STUDIOS ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Memories of a Kansas publicity hack
The spine says Four Star Press, it should say One Star. This is a so called Hollywood Publicist that can't even spell Peter Bogdanovich's name right. His biggest claim to fame is that Rush Limbaugh was in his wedding party. If you're interested in legends such as Peggy Rea and Julie Warner, which stars come from the Kansas City area or publicity events like the Kansas City Tap Challenge, this book comes highly recommended. Otherwise, it's dull and awkwardly written, revealing less than the average issue of Entertainment Weekly. Not worth your time. ... Read more

14. George Burns' How to Live to Be 100 or More/Cassette
by George Burns
 Textbook Binding: Pages (1986-06)
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Isbn: 1555250726
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15. Happiness, Healing, Enhancement: Your Casebook Collection For Applying Positive Psychology in Therapy
by George W. Burns
Paperback: 360 Pages (2009-12-21)
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Praise for Happiness, Healing, Enhancement

"Filled with good strategies based in research, compelling case material, and most importantly, practical advice, this book belongs in the library of everyone interested in what it means to live well. It provides not only ample food for thought, but for action."
—Christopher Peterson, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan

"If you are a therapist, a coach—or if you want to help yourself and others flourish—then this book is a must-read. It is an important theoretical and practical contribution to the field of positive psychology—and, in fact, to the field of psychology as a whole."
—Tal Ben-Shahar, author of Happier and The Pursuit of Perfect

A practical guide to applying the principles of positive psychology in your mental health practice

Edited by internationally recognized psychologist, author, and therapist trainer George Burns, Happiness, Healing, Enhancement: Your Casebook Collection for Applying Positive Psychology in Therapy provides thought-provoking yet realistic and practical contributions from practitioners of positive psychology from around the world who share how they have translated solid, positive psychology research into sound clinical practice.

Organized to make searching for a particular diagnostic category or therapeutic outcome fast and easy, this guide features:

  • Contributions from some of the world's foremost positive psychology clinicians, researchers, and teachers, including P. Alex Linley, Betty Alice Erickson, Robert Weis, Antonella Delle Fave, Richard G. Tedeschi, Robert Biswas-Diener, Michael D. Yapko, and Bill O'Hanlon

  • Examples and strategies including a "Putting It into Practice" feature that illustrates how readers can immediately apply the therapeutic applications covered in each chapter

Building on the proven benefits of the positive psychology movement, Happiness, Healing, Enhancement will teach you new skills that will strengthen your practice of therapy and equip your clients with the pathways to overcome challenging problems and live a full, satisfying life. ... Read more

16. Close but No Cigar: 30 Wonderful Years With George Burns
by Melissa Miller
Hardcover: 262 Pages (1998-07)
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Asin: 0787112917
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The author presents an intimate scrapbook replete with anecdotes, photographs, letters, and comedy routines recording her thirty-year relationship with Burns, which began when she was only eighteen and he was seventy-one. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Just Wonderful
Oh, what a wonderful, lovely, loving little book by Melissa Miller. I had loved George Burns and Gracie Allen since I was a child, and continued to follow George right up to the end. This was the absolute last book about George Burns left that I hadn't read and was a bit suspicious, no matter how many nice things he'd said about Ms. Miller. She's about 4 years younger than me and initially reminded me of a number of young women I knew in the San Fernando Valley in the 60's, star-struck, shallow and generally very untalented. I had also seen them on television and was outraged anyone would try to replace Gracie. Boy was I wrong! She is a loving, sincere, caring individual with a mind of her own (a very good mind Melissa no matter what you've said), and deeply aware of life and those around her. She was a young woman who loved George Burns as well as Gracie did I believe.

The book also gave me, once again, proof that George Burns and the great, great Jack Benny were the two finest men who ever graced the stage or screen. Being able to read about George's private live with Melissa was the final and best ending to my reading of his life. Melissa, thank you from the bottom of my heart, and God bless you for how well you loved and cared for my hero.

1-0 out of 5 stars Creepy Scary Stuff
Now I understand why my teacher was so demented

5-0 out of 5 stars Itz the best book I've read yet
really fascinating... Didn't fall asleep once....Must read.... find the food stuff of George burns..and my teacher.......LOYOLA HIGH SCHOOL

5-0 out of 5 stars A gift to "God"
Melissa Miller's account of her life with her "G.B." is right on. Her love for George leaps right off the page.As a friend of George, Miss Miller has the sweetness of the man down pat. Thank you Lisa for anhonest account of a fine man and one of our centuries great entertainers.To parphrase George, "Love IT Kid!"So did I.

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5-0 out of 5 stars I was a participant in the Kids NextDoor in l968
I was a member of the group Lisa mentions, "The Kids Next Door", back in 1968; I think I may even see my teenaged face in the shadows in one photograph taken of she and George Burns at the Palmer House in Chicago.George had us on the floor laughing backstage, night after night, with hisanecdotes about his friendship with Jack Benny and his practicaljokes...Melissa Miller has contributed a warm, touching and delightful bookto the Burns legacy; I recommend it to everyone who loved this legendarycomic actor. ... Read more

17. GEORGE BURNS ~ The Third Time Around
by George Burns
 Hardcover: 219 Pages (1980)
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Asin: 0399121692
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars From the dustjacket flap . . . . .
The popular autobiography Living It Up began to tell his amazing story.Now The Third Time Around tells it all -- the intimate memories, the zany anecdotes, the private moments and public triumphs -- as only George Burns could recount it.

"We were so poor," George recalls of his years growing up on the Lower East Side in a family of twelve children, "that our idea of somebody being rich was the Feingolds who lived on the corner.They had curtains on their window."

Breaking into show business at the age of seven, George was "...a singer, a dancer, a yodeling juggler, I did a roller skating act, an act with a seal, I worked with a dog . . . you name it, I did it."

But at the center of George's life is Gracie -- and he fondly reveals the saga of his long courtship and its happy conclusion, the madcap and tender moments, the exhilarating ups and downs of life with Gracie -- and life without her.George offers private glimpses of a marriage unique in Hollywood for its indissoluble bonds.And he describes the inside story of a brilliant comedy team that, in the course of mkaing generations of Americans laugh uncontrollably, broke nearly every record in show business.For those who never had the privilege of watching Burns and Allen perform, several of the team's classic routines are reprinted in their entirety, including the routine that brought down the house at London's Victoria Palace.

From the vaudeville circuit to the old Palace Theater, from the early days of radio to Hollywood in its heyday, The Third Time Around is the distillation of a rich and varied life lived among the stars.Perhaps no other performer could provide so complete a picture of the American entertainment industry as the man whose roots in it go back three-quarters of a century.

A warm, sprightly and unproarious memoir from George Burns, America's best loved and most popular comedian, the Third Time Around is entertainment at its best from the master entertainer. ... Read more

18. Great Jewish Quotes: Five Thousand Years of Truth and Humor from the Bible to George Burns
by Noah benShea
Paperback: 192 Pages (1993-10-26)
list price: US$7.95 -- used & new: US$5.00
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Asin: 0345383451
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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"A verbal agreement isn't worth the paper it's printed on," said movie mogul Sam Goldwyn. But this wise and funny book is worth its weight in gold. It gives you a hundred sparkling nuggets of wit, wisdom, and home truth, mined from a wealth of different sources by poet-philosopher-writer Noah benShea.
GREAT JEWISH QUOTES imparts the wisdom of folk sayings, the Talmud, and the Old Testament, side by side with the sagacity and smarts of famous men and women from our own century -- Albert Einstein, Golda Meir, Woody Allen, and dozens more. These insightful and quotable short takes may just make it possible for you to fix what's fixable in your life . . . and give you a chance to laugh about the rest.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Brighten your day or change your life
Many profound bits of philosophy with wisdom and humor. A quick read, or the start of changing your life.I thoroughly enjoyed it.

3-0 out of 5 stars There is no book so bad that does not have something of value in it
Too few quotations, too many trivial quotations not enough deep and meaningful quotations from the religious sources. These three faults define this small book, nonetheless does have some quotations of interest, humor and value. But there are many other Jewish quotation collections which are far superior. Consider for instance the Hertz collection of 'Jewish Thoughts' or in more recent times Jessica Gribetz's book of Jewish Wisdom.

3-0 out of 5 stars A few good quotes
There are some good quotes in this book, but it's hardly encyclopedic.As a collector of quotations, a few of my favorites in this book are:

Against every great and noble endeavor are a thousand mediocre minds.Albert Einstein

A politician is someone who will double-cross that bridge when he comes to it.Oscar Levant

Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the alternatives.Abba Ebon

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.Alfred Adler

In the final analysis it is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.Ann Landers

No man can consider himself truly married until he understands every word his wife is not saying.Lord Mancroft

You can't push a wave onto the shore faster than the ocean brings it in Susan Strasberg

All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.Marcel Proust

1-0 out of 5 stars Very poor content
Don't buy this item. Very very poor quality. Only couple of pharases in each page. I regret ordering this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Jewish Quotes et al. by Noah ben Shea
This is an excellent work. It contains wisdom generated from
many sources; such as, The Talmud , Disraeli,Maimonides,
Albert Einstein, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Jackie Mason,
The Old Testament, Yiddish Folk Songs anda hundred other
sources. The work is perfect for small group discussions,
internet chats, small talk and a host of informal social
settings. ... Read more

19. I Love Her, That's Why! : An Autobiography By George Burns
by George Burns, Cynthia Hobart Lindsay
 Hardcover: 267 Pages (1955)

Asin: B000M0X1MM
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars I Love Her Thats Why
One of the best love stories of the 20th century.Georges love for Gracy could be felt each time he spoke of her.I enjoyed learning more about their lives from the early days until the 50's when the book was written.They were two of the greatest comedians of their time.I would recommend this book to any Burns and Allen fan. ... Read more

20. George Burns and Gracie Allen: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-Bibliographies in the Performing Arts)
by Cynthia Clements, Sandra Weber
 Hardcover: 444 Pages (1996-08-23)
list price: US$86.95
Isbn: 0313268835
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George Burns and Gracie Allen will long be remembered for their comedy routines. They began their illustrious careers as vaudeville performers, and with the rise of radio and television, they attained enormous popularity through their shows and guest appearances. After the death of Gracie Allen in 1964, Burns continued his career and gained fame as a movie star. This comprehensive reference summarizes the lives and achievements of Burns and Allen and provides detailed information about their work together and individually. ... Read more

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