1,003 Great Things About America

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, 14. maj 2002 - 304 strani
Being American has always been a wonderful thing. But after September 11, 2001, patriotism soared. Not since the 1940s had America been attacked with such unexpected and horrible decisiveness. From sea to shining sea, the response was deafening. Americans raised their flags, raised their voices, and vowed to stand united.Of course, we're still bound by our sense of humor, a cornerstone of our country's proud past and present. In 1,003 Great Things About America, authors Lisa Birnbach, Ann Hodgman, and Patricia Marx perfectly sum up that combination of humor and hope, wit and wonder, that makes America so magnificent.What are some of the best things about America? As this talented trio of authors remind us:o Apple pieo John Wayneo Mount Rushmoreo Elviso BaseballThe list goes on and on. From beginning to end, 1,003 Great Things About America serves as a keen and admiring look at those elements that give our nation its indefatigable character. From Frank Sinatra to the Super Bowl, from hamburgers to the Hamptons, 1,003 Great Things About America rings true and timeless.Our other 1,003 Great Things books have focused on everything from kids to moms to teachers. Most recently, 1,003 Great Things About Getting Older sold more than 150,000 copies. 1,003 Great Things About America is certain to become a best-seller, as citizens from coast to coast yearn to remind themselves about the best parts of the place they call home.
 

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TV commentator Lisa Birnbach, author of The Official Preppy Handbook and Lisa Birnbach's College Books, is a contributing editor for Parade and the mother of (at least) three children. Ann Hodgman is the author of 40 children's books, several works of humor, and three cookbooks, including Beat This and One Bite Won't Kill You. Patricia Marx, author of How to Regain Your Virginity and Meet My Staff, has also written screenplays for television shows such as Saturday Night Live. The three collaborated on 1,003 Great Things About Getting Older, 1,003 Great Things About Moms, 1,003 Great Things About Teachers, 1,003 Great Things About Kids, and 1,003 Great Things About Friends.

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