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Už hořela, když jsem si do ní lehal

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In his first phenomenal best-seller, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Robert Fulghum reminded readers everywhere of some plain and still-true truths. Now, picking up where he left off, Fulghum turns our eyes to show-and-tell, weddings, his own ten commandments, and more insightful and unique observations on what our world is and was....
Hardcover, 140 pages
Published 1996 by Argo (first published 1989)
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natalie
Jan 09, 2017 natalie rated it really liked it
prostě Fulghum no...

u něj už mě nic nepřekvapí. někdy se u knihy směju tak, že se na mě lidé v autobuse otáčejí.

chci mít třetího dědečka - Fulghuma.
Elaine Neal
Oct 17, 2015 Elaine Neal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First let me just say that I've had this book on my bookshelves for 20+ years. I've always wanted to read it, but somehow I always had another one more pressing. Recently I have been viewing my extensive bookcase with the purpose of culling down the read-then-gift titles. The time had arrived.
What a pleasure it was to read the thoughtful, charming and totally spot on musings of a gifted author. Published in 1988, today it would more likely appear as a blog of insightful thoughts by a talented wr
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Marky
Dec 03, 2015 Marky rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, favorites
Celá recenze: http://marky-books.blogspot.be/2016/0...
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Reakce po dočtení: Zkusila jsem opět audioknižní podání - hlas mi sice neseděl, ale hudební doprovod byl skvělý. Lepší než školka to není, ale geniální rozhodně ano :D
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Hodnocení: 4,5 hvězdičky
Erin
Dec 26, 2010 Erin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very hopeful group of essays by the author of "All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten." He shares insights from his life, people he randomly met, lists of things to be thankful for, and amusing stories. He made me laugh and cry and the laugh and cry. I found myself writing down pages that I want to read again, even though it is a library book. I really needed this book this month and I thought it was wonderful.

Have you ever heard of John Pierpont? As Fulghum explains, Pie
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Jeana
Dec 22, 2010 Jeana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jeana by: Christie
This is a sweet, hopeful book of little essays. It's the kind of book you can keep in your purse for when you have a moment (and just a moment, as most of the stories are quite short) and pull it out and be renewed. Some of the stories are definitely better than others. But there's a lot of different stuff in here and I think it's the kind of stuff you reflect upon as life goes on. Thank you, my friend Christie, for giving me this book and this part of you. I especially loved the John Pierpont s ...more
Amanda
Aug 21, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember my mom found this book in my room when I was in sixth or seventh grade (I had stolen it from my grandparents house) and FLIPPED OUT. She never did give it back to me or bother to find what it actually was about (much less apologize). She just thought the title was naughty and reflexively banned me from reading it. Ha! I didn't mind much- I had already read it like 20 times.



Lauren (likes literature)
This is an odd little book of half-baked "essays" that read much more like diary entries or the very bare bones of a manuscript with the potential to be very good. As it stands, though, it's not quite there. The oddity has large aspirations, quirky and valid insights, but.... It just doesn't quite reach the rung it strives for on the literary ladder, and it shows very plainly and can be kinda painful to witness. Just as it gets to the good bits, it abruptly drops off. With a little fine-tuning, ...more
Rose
Sep 27, 2007 Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book and great author. He also wrote "All I need to know I learned in Kindergarten". This book consists of short stories that he takes from his personal life and are often humorous (especially the story about the mother of the bride), sad, or thought provoking. It is a quick read with each chapter only being 1-2 pages.

I found the author to be a deep thinker and jack of all trades and master of none. His bio says he has held over 20 jobs in various capacities.

Binibining `E (Maria Eleynita)
"We are the only creature that both laugh and weep. I think its because we are the only creatures that see the difference between the way things are and the way they might be. Tears bring relief. Laughter brings release."

I enjoyed reading his books. I specially like the story about the handsome brother and the toad brother, i shed tears of joy when i was reading that part.

This book teaches us about lessons in life also hardships, struggles and simple joys.
Mark
In my mind, Fulghum laid a whopper on us back in kindergarten. Now he takes us to being grownups having responsibilities. His advice on making marriage real is valuable.

Much of the book is rambling patter, unmemorable as a whole. Watch for gems of wisdom held beneath the surface. These aren't always subtle, but sublime and explicit.
Michael
Sep 27, 2014 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Not quite the magic of "...Kindergarten", but still a delight.
Jessica
Another great installment. I love the story about Rosa Parks, it is emotional and profound. It stays with you for awhile after reading it.
Pet
Aug 04, 2016 Pet rated it liked it
re-reading - o trosicku zabavnejsi nez skola
Hanča
Dec 09, 2016 Hanča rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I liked some parts more than other, but overall it was very pleasant and heartwarming book. I understand why so many people here love Fulghum so much.
Carolyn
Feb 23, 2017 Carolyn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was not nearly as good as "All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" also by Fulghum. This book didn't seem to flow.
Hannah Freeman
Mar 20, 2017 Hannah Freeman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet and simple. I read this in a matter of hours and it made me both laugh out loud and tear up on multiple occasions. Reminded me of the goodness of humanity and I would highly recommend for anyone needing some light in their life.
Leah
Jan 17, 2010 Leah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another book I received through a BookCrossing trade. Before starting it I wasn't too familiar with Robert Fulghum. I knew that he wrote All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (which I've never read), that he was a UU minister (which did earn him a few brownie points), and that he gave his books long and intriguing titles. So basically, I was interested in giving him a try.

It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It is a collection of short essays and anecdotes about life. They're
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Sarah
Dec 11, 2016 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-club
Skeptical at first, but well written, witty, fun, and made me laugh out loud!
Robyn
Mar 01, 2017 Robyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second time through - still enjoyable.
Ms Stef
Dec 29, 2016 Ms Stef rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
I wanted to like this, I really did but it just didn't click with me like his another works did. It seems with Fulghum I enjoy his newer or most recent collections better.
Tessa Kcmn
I love this book. It is written in form of "essays" but I think it's more like a bunch of random, hopefull, heartwarming, motivating stories from his life, that will make you smile or cry, but mainly think and appreciate little things in life. The autor was talking right to the readers and was honest, I liked his thoughts he decided to share with us. When I got to the end there were tears in my eyes, because I felt like losing a friend - and that's what end of book is supposed to make you feel. ...more
Audrey
Dec 30, 2016 Audrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure what this book was going to be like or about when I started reading it. My mom gave a copy of it to my husband this summer on vacation, and the first page was interesting so I just kept reading. It's not a story actually, it's a collection of essays written about every conceivable random topic. It is a tiny bit dated, being written in 1988, but overall the essays - Fulghum's thoughts on such and such, or stories he's heard or read, or little things that have happened to him that br ...more
Sandy H
Feb 21, 2014 Sandy H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've never read any of Robert Fulghum's books before because I had certain assumptions about them that made me think I was unlikely to enjoy them. I was aware of his essay "Everything I needed to know I learned in kindergarten" but had gotten so tired of reading and hearing it referred to and spun off from in popular press and popular culture that I mentally painted him with the same brush--cliched, "cutesy," trite. (Not to say I didn't enjoy that essay, but everything that was done with it in t ...more
Gabi
Oct 09, 2013 Gabi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Číst Fulghumovy knihy je pro mě stejné jako vracet se domů. Přesně tohle ve mně vyvolává každičký příběh, každá pointa i myšlenka. Jeho osobitý styl vyprávění se mi dostal pod kůži hned v první větě.

Kniha Už hořela, když jsem do ní lehal byla opět emotivním kolotočem. Vtipné historky, dojemná sdělení a přiznání, věty k zamyšlení.

"Největší podíl na mém rozkolísaném citovém rozpoložení zanechaly tyto mateřské rady od otce:
1. Děti nejsou pejsek na hraní.
2. Život, který prožívají, a život, který vy
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Bryan Reyes
Sep 08, 2014 Bryan Reyes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On the contrary, I did not lay down this good book. I've been wanting to read a Fulghum since I've learned that he is a good essayist and humorist. I was so lucky to meet this book at a small bookstore. They are right, Fulghum is indeed a good essayist. He knows how to develop a story without giving a hint to the possible ending of punch lines. Unlike other humorists, Fulghum is not a victim of what I'll call a "Side Comment Syndrome". I'll define this as "the urge to make a side comment on a pr ...more
Roni
Nov 29, 2010 Roni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had this book sitting around for years. An intriguing title for sure - and I'm not sure why I haven't picked it up to read right away after I read his first book, "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten". However, I am so glad I finally did at right moment of my life! It's a great and quick reading about people, life, lessons, people, relationship, serendipity, laughing, exploring, learning, grace and much more. I highly recommend it for an uplifting and fun read. I was smiling fr ...more
Greg
Nov 13, 2010 Greg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Fulghum's second book, following closely on the heels of his first, a bestseller. In fact, at the same time that Everything I need to Know was #1 on at least one best seller list, It Was on Fire was #2. This was the first in the list’s history that the same author had the #1 and #2 books on it at once.

Like his first, this is a collection of heartwarming essays, full of homespun wisdom and thoughtful reflections on life and living. It is a wonderful book to read over a Thanksgiving or Ch
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Kyra
Jan 06, 2013 Kyra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"It's not the meaning of life, it's the meaning in life." Robert Fulghum has lived the life that is worth telling someone about, and I'm glad the story was shared with me. His ability to find the good in every thing and to be able to learn so much from simply watching others is a gift. By sharing with us we are given the chance to change how we think. My favorite part is that he never tries to push anything on you, he tries to explain his reasoning for the way he lives without forcing himself to ...more
Deylight Writer
I had heard the title of this book floating are for years. An interesting title for sure - and I'm not sure why I never picked it up to read. However, I am so glad I finally did! It's a great "little" book about life, learning, lessons, people, family, serendipity, having fun, laughing, exploring, grace and much more. I highly recommend it for an uplifting read. It is also fun and funny - I found myself LOL reading as I rode public transportation. Its a book everyone can relate to - remember - a ...more
Zoey
Dec 06, 2013 Zoey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To si musíte přečíst. Pan Fulghum píše úplně úžasně, a bez něj bych nepřišla na to, jak se správně leze na stromy, jak se správně brečí a že synové můžou být matky a nevěsty ne vždy respektují přání svých matek.
U téhle knihy, jakožto pokračování Školky, jsem se moc nasmála. Tenhle děda, jako by mi úplně rozuměl. Taky nesnáší psi, o čemž píše v prvním díle (teď si nejsem jistá), miluje pastelky a dělá noční nájezdy na lednici, což já tedy nepreferuji, ale což :) Navíc jsem potěšila mamku, že čtu
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“Then he read the words of the scroll slowly, first in Japanese and then carefully translated into English:

'There is really nothing you must be.
And there is nothing you must do.
There is really nothing you must have.
And there is nothing you must know.
There is really nothing you must become.
However. It helps to understand
that fire burns, and when it rains,
the earth gets wet. . . .'

'Whatever, there are consequences. Nobody is exempt,' said the master.”
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