Andy Rooney: 60 Years of Wisdom and Wit

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PublicAffairs, Oct 26, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
Andy Rooney is a classic chronicler of America and her foibles. Over more than six decades of intrepid reporting and elegant essays, Rooney has told it to us straight and without a hint of sugar coating, but with more than a grain of truth and humor.

Andy Rooney: 60 Years of Wisdom and Wit brings together the best of more than a half-century of work (including long-out-of-print pieces from Rooney's early years) in an unforgettable celebration of one of America's funniest men. With selections from his beginnings as a correspondent for The Stars and Stripes during WWII to his arrival at CBS to his more than thirty-year stint on 60 Minutes, this book is a must-have for any Rooney fan.

 

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"If I reach into my pocket to pay for something and pull out a handful of change that turns out to be mostly pennies, I get discouraged about life."Thus Andy Rooney, who has made more than a few ... Read full review

Contents

Meeting Marge
15
Combat
34
Part
49
In Praise of New York City
76
A WorldClass Saver
99
A Report on Reporting
113
Savings
127
PlainSpoken Wisdom
141
Struck by the Christmas Lull
172
Vacation
186
Oh What a Lovely Game
200
The Urge to Eat
214
Harry Reasoner
231
A Best Friend
233
The White House? No Thank You
248
Dislikes
263

On Conservation
155
Quality?
159
Happy Holiday Doesnt Do It
276
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About the author (2010)

Known to millions for his regular commentary on the television news magazine 60 Minutes, Andy Rooney is also the author of numerous best-selling books. His column appears in newspapers around the country. He lives in New York.

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