Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice: Useful Tips and Fascinating Facts for Every Day of the Year
A compendium of humor and advice from America's master of the aphorism mixes anecdotes with illustrations in a day-by-day almanac format that includes folk wisdom covering a wide variety of topics.
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Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom and Practical Advice: Useful Tips and Fascinating Facts for Every Day of the YearUser Review - Book Verdict
This compendium of wisdom, humor and useful household tips has Ben Franklin as its touchstone and takes off from there, with contributions from a range of almanac writers. Each day on this perpetual calendar gets a full page, with important historical events that occurred on the date; a wise saying and/or weather tip ("January fog means a wet spring");"A Word to the Wise" from old Ben; and anecdotes from his life ("The Inspired Mind"). The authors also throw in gardening advice, recipes and household advice both practical (e.g., how to remove spray starch from the bottom of an iron) and indulgent ("Make your bedroom a personal retreat. Splurge on luxurious sheets... and surround yourself with books or whatever else you most enjoy"). With line drawings and various fonts lending an old-fashioned air, this is a charming, useful volume.
Review: Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice: Useful Tips and Fascinating Facts for Every Day of the YearUser Review - Mike (the Paladin) - Goodreads
I love this book from the wit to the recipes (especially that choclate cake). All I can say is check this one out for yourself. From just sitting and reading for fun to trying the practical advice (yes, in the kitchen)it's great. Read full review