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Hello Goodbye Hello: A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings
 
 
Author
Craig Brown.
Publisher Simon & Schuster  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.35 x 1.15 inches
ISBN 9781451683608
Pages/Publication Date 356/2011
Daedalus Item Code 40443
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Who knew that Martha Graham met Madonna—or that Harpo Marx met George Bernard Shaw? This "howlingly funny" book (Spectator, London) is a daisy chain of 101 such fascinating, entirely true encounters—partly a huge karmic parlor game, partly a dance to the music of chaos, and all of it the work of British columnist and comedian Craig Brown. Between the opening story, in which Adolf Hitler survives being knocked down by an English driver in 1931, and the finale, describing the Duchess of Windsor's meeting with the Führer over tea, the 99 other hellos and goodbyes include Frank Lloyd Wright and Marilyn Monroe, Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley, Cecil Beaton and Mick Jagger, and Salvador Dalí and Sigmund Freud.

"[The book] reads like a mathematical proof of the theory of six degrees of separation.... Mr. Brown constructs portraits that have all the immediacy of reportage, all the fanciful detail of fiction ... funny, diverting, occasionally sad."—NYTimes

 
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