Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Beds” as Want to Read:
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


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.
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Beds, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Beds

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jose Salinero
Jose Salinero rated it liked it
Dec 14, 2016
Angela Light
Angela Light rated it really liked it
Jan 01, 2015
Sonic rated it it was amazing
Mar 26, 2017
Perra Satán
Perra Satán rated it liked it
May 06, 2016
David Maroto
David Maroto rated it liked it
Aug 21, 2013
Jorge Lopez
Jorge Lopez rated it it was amazing
Apr 25, 2015
Corvus7 rated it really liked it
Jul 27, 2015
Sofia Poggi
Sofia Poggi rated it it was amazing
Dec 30, 2016
Joe rated it it was ok
Feb 18, 2013
Beatriz Hermida Camacho
Beatriz Hermida Camacho rated it really liked it
Jan 10, 2016
Paul rated it really liked it
Jul 16, 2012
Jim Jennewein
Jim Jennewein rated it it was amazing
Dec 27, 2012
Maria Jose
Maria Jose rated it really liked it
Sep 02, 2012
Antonio rated it it was ok
Dec 14, 2011
Nikos Karagiannakis
Nikos Karagiannakis rated it liked it
Aug 04, 2011
Justo rated it liked it
Nov 15, 2015
Osmary Guevara
Osmary Guevara rated it it was ok
Mar 03, 2014
Felikis rated it it was amazing
Mar 18, 2016
Alejandro 643
Alejandro 643 rated it did not like it
Apr 23, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Hello, I Must Be Going: Groucho and His Friends
  • Why a Duck?: Visual and Verbal Gems from the Marx Brothers Movies
  • The Teachings of Don B.
  • Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker
  • Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho's House
  • Tragically I Was an Only Twin: The Complete Peter Cook
  • My Glorious Brothers
  • Popeye, Vol. 2: Well Blow Me Down!
  • Bob Hope: My Life In Jokes
  • Notes: On the Making of "Apocalypse Now"
  • My Life with Groucho: A Son's Eye View
  • The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
  • Harpo Speaks!
  • Doonesbury Deluxe: Selected Glances Askance
  • A Brief History of Ireland
  • MAD's Greatest Artists: Sergio Aragonés
  • Ho ammazzato J.F. Kennedy  (Pepe Carvalho #1)
  • Der kurze Sommer der Anarchie
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.

More about Groucho Marx...

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »