By Nick Hornby
Set in 1960's London, Funny Girl is a full of life account of the adventures of the intrepid younger Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to tv starlet amid a constellation of pleasant characters.
Insightful and funny, Nick Hornby's Funny Girl does what he does top: endears us to a solid of characters who're humorous if improper, and forces us to ascertain ourselves within the approach.
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97. The winner of the rat race is still a rat. 98. If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. 99. All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism. 100. Why do women always ask questions that have no right answers?
2. Put it in the freezer. 3. Wait 10 minutes. 4. Take out the fly, it will be unconcious, not dead. 5. Pull out a strand of hair or a thin piece of string. 6. Tie it around the fly. 7. Wait till it wakes up. BAM! Nerd" Joke 8: 3 years old: My mom is the best! 7 years old: Mom I love you! 10 years old: Mom what ever! 17 years old: OMG my mom is so annoying! 25 years old: I wanna go back home! 35 years old: Mom you were right 50 years old: I dont wanna lose my mom! 70 years old: I would give everything to have my mom with me!
The farther away the future is, the better it looks. 86. There are two kinds of people who don’t say much: those who are quiet and those who talk a lot. 87. I love to give homemade gifts. Which one of my kids do you want? 88. We are all part of the ultimate statistic – ten out of ten die. 89. I am willing to make the mistakes if someone else is willing to learn from them. 90. If you do a job too well, you will get stuck with it. 91. How do you get holy water? Boil the hell out of it. 92. I’d like to help you out, which way did you come in?