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Hello Goodbye Hello

From one of England's wittiest writers, a "captivating, glittering, engaging, entertaining confection" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) of 101 unlikely encounters between pairs of historical figures from Salvador Dali and Sigmund Freud to Marilyn Monroe and Frank Lloyd Wright. IMAGINE THESE UNLIKELY--BUT TRUE--ENCOUNTERS: Martha Graham and Madonna Igor Stravinsky and Walt Disney Frank Lloyd Wright and Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe and Nikita Khrushchev President Richard M. Nixon and Elvis Presley Harpo Marx and George Bernard Shaw Salvador Dali and Sigmund Freud Groucho Marx and T. S. Eliot BRILLIANT IN CONCEPTION AND DIZZYING IN EXECUTION, Hello Goodbye Hello is a daisy chain of 101 fascinating true encounters, chance meetings, and disastrous collisions between the celebrated and the gifted, the famous and the infamous. Witty and wicked, Hello Goodbye Hello is the perfect example that truth is stranger than fiction (and infinitely more enjoyable).
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"Craig Brown is the wittiest writer in Britain today." --Stephen Fry "The book that made me laugh most was Craig Brown's quirky game of biographical consequences." --Julian Barnes, Times Literary Supplement "Books of the Year" "Craig Brown is something of a national treasure in Britain. . . . Hello Goodbye Hello is a bravura feat of narrative engineering. . . . A joyful, fun read espsecially for its widgety, ingenious construction." --David Kamp, Vanity Fair "Captivating...Glittering...Engaging...Entertaining...[Brown] has whipped up a gratifying summertime confection -- funny, diverting, occasionally sad." --Michiko Kakutani, New York Times "Deliciously clever and amusing...Hello Goodbye Hello is splendid company, not to mention perfect for the beach, the lake or the pool." --Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post "Hello Goodbye Hello is a hilarious book, clever and thoroughly researched...dip into this book anywhere and you will be rewarded with something delightful." --Moira Hodgson, Wall Street Journal "Brown's collection of odd encounters could be titled Famous People Behaving Badly. They're irresistible." --People

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