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3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  135 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Revised edition of the 1930 original, with a new introduction by the author and some new photographs.
Hardcover, 71 pages
Published January 1st 1976 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.
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Mike Suter
Jul 22, 2014 Mike Suter rated it really liked it
A great 10 minute read. As Groucho says, he is imminently qualified to write this book, having slept in everything from bassinets to beds of roses. It contains many practical tips, such as the fact that not only can you get to sleep by adding up sheep, you can stay awake by subtracting them. Also, it includes a good discussion of whether to hide under the bed vs. in the wardrobe. Educational from beginning to end.
Rozonda
Oct 08, 2014 Rozonda rated it it was amazing
Very short and outrageously funny. One wishes it was longer. A must for any Groucho fan, but even if you are not, it will make you laugh.
Alejandra Naughton
Ionías sobre ese lugar en el que pasamos buena parte de nuestras días. Curiosamente, cuando Groucho terminó de escribir este libro, se producia la crisis del 30 y la gente en US se suicidaba o se metía en la cama buscando protección. En un momento Groucho dice que una buena forma de encontrar el sueño era llorando, pero era difícil llorar si no habían comprado acciones de General Motors a 130...Cambien el nombre del papel, calculen las pérdidas de la crisis sub prime y... todos a la cama, ya!!
Chris
Mar 20, 2011 Chris rated it it was ok
Sure it's dated (actually twice: it was written in the '30s and has photos from the '70s), but Groucho fans will like this little book that takes mere minutes to read. It's filled with innuendo (or as Groucho says: "out the door and innuendo") like the first chapter, "Essay on the Advantages of Sleeping Alone" -- it's blank.
York
Dec 29, 2014 York rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
La única forma de leer y disfrutar este libro es, pues... en la cama. Editado en plena crisis de 1929 se trata de una serie de ideas y chistes hilados en un intento de ensayo de menos de 100 páginas sobre el placer de las camas y el difícil arte de dormir feliz en ellas, solo o acompañado.

Es muy lúdico, casi bobo, pero también disfrutable!

100% Groucho.
Jim Ivy
Oct 24, 2014 Jim Ivy rated it liked it
A great, albeit quick read. I actually took longer than I should have as I finally found an affordable copy of the first edition printing from 1930 and wanted to be careful with it. I've been searching since I was 12 years old. It usually costs an arm and a leg. All of which have nothing to do with reviewing the book.
Kurahuma Yukama
Aug 26, 2013 Kurahuma Yukama rated it liked it
Muchos chistes para esa epoca, pero alguno que otro bueno( a mi me pasa lo mismo con mi hijo!), tendria que leerlo en ingles.
Eric Berntson
Mar 16, 2013 Eric Berntson rated it liked it
Here are seventy-one pages of wit by one of the greatest comedic wits ever.
Michael
Jun 25, 2011 Michael rated it it was amazing
It's hella short. I thought it was a pamphlet when I got it in the mail. Doesn't matter because it's hilarious.
Dave
Aug 18, 2008 Dave rated it really liked it
A very cool book about things to do in bed, if you can find it. I inherited mine, a first edition, from my mother.
Mmansillah
Jul 07, 2010 Mmansillah rated it really liked it
Divertido, cortito y gracioso. Se lee rapidisimo y es una lectura liviana, ideal para despues de terminar un libro tedioso.
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Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx, was an American comedian and film star. He is famed as a master of wit. He made 15 feature films with his siblings, the Marx Brothers, and also had a successful solo career, most notably as the host of the radio and television game show, You Bet Your Life. He had a distinctive image, which included a heavy greasepaint moustache and eyebrows, and glasses.

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