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How to Get from January to December

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Published 1962 by Dell Book (first published 1951)
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Lee Ann
Jun 24, 2009 Lee Ann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was so funny. The humor is very dry and understated. It's an erudite, 50s wit. Cuppy presents a fact or anecdote a day, wryly retold. I am so glad I stumbled onto this one. I would never have found it otherwise. They say humor ages fast but that's not so. Comedy ages, humor endures. Cuppy is an unjustly forgotten genius.
P.J. Sullivan
This book was put together by Fred Feldkamp after Cuppy's death, but there is no doubt who wrote it. It is pure Cuppy, at his best. Here you get his views on cat buttering, fly swatting, canteloupe scraping, prunes, parsnips, alligators, astrology, and practically everything else. Of all his books, this one covers the widest scope of subject matter. There are even snippets about some of the people he did not quite get around to in his classic "Decline and Fall."
Louise Culmer
Jun 08, 2011 Louise Culmer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, owned
Will Cuppy was a man who had a huge amount of knowledge on a wide variety of subjects,and in this book he gives a short article for each day of the year on a wide vareity of different subjects ranging from history to literature to nature to science, all of them very funny. If you had great willpower you could perhaps ration yourself to one article a day, and have something to laugh at every day of the year, but personally I can never resist reading the whole hilarious book in one go.
Fishface
Jan 30, 2016 Fishface rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, book-of-days
A Book of Days for the committed Cuppyist. I am one of these. A thought, a piece of sardonic advice, or a factual tidbit for every day of the year.
Adam
Nov 09, 2010 Adam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
Silly.

Perhaps more interesting than a comic strip daily calendar but then again, it depends on the day!

Will Cuppy's dry sense of humor and endless taste for the obscure is a lighthearted way to start off each day. Then again, so is balking at CNN Headline news!

Found this one in an old closet of a fraternity house down in New Orleans where it ended up after being pulled from the public library's circulation in the mid 1960's.

A keeper for sure, a must read, probably not!
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William Jacob "Will" Cuppy was an American humorist and literary critic, known for his satirical books about nature and historical figures.
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