Pipefuls


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(5 stars; 2 reviews)

A delightful collection of 48 essays on various topics of the human condition that caught his fancy. Witty, insightful and funny of course and on occasion thought provoking and even disturbing. From the preface "These sketches gave me pain to write; they will give the judicious patron pain to read; therefore we are quits. I think, as I look over their slattern paragraphs, of that most tragic hour—it falls about 4 p. m. in the office of an evening newspaper—when the unhappy compiler tries to round up the broodings of the day and still get home in time for supper. And yet perhaps the will-to-live is in them, for are they not a naked exhibit of the antics a man will commit in order to earn a living? In extenuation it may be pleaded that none of them are so long that they may not be mitigated by an accompanying pipe of tobacco." (Summary by phil chenevert) (6 hr 24 min)

Chapters

01 - On Making Friends 11:07 Read by klbonds
02 - Thoughts on Cider 13:29 Read by klbonds
03 - One-Night Stands 11:37 Read by klbonds
04 - The Owl Train 5:32 Read by Highlandoaks
05 - Safety Pins 6:28 Read by Chessie Joy
06 - Confessions of a “Colyumist” 11:30 Read by Daryl Wor
07 - Moving 9:17 Read by Mike Pelton
08 - Surf Fishing 5:09 Read by asterix
09 - “Idolatry” 13:11 Read by asterix
10 - The First Commencement Address 4:24 Read by asterix
11 - The Downfall of George Snipe 4:24 Read by asterix
12 - Meditations of a Bookseller 6:14 Read by Daryl Wor
13 - If Buying a Meal Were Like Buying a House 4:03 Read by Pamela Krantz
14 - Adventures in High Finance 4:23 Read by Mike Pelton
15 - On Visiting Bookshops 7:45 Read by Pamela Krantz
16 - A Discovery 12:23 Read by Mike Pelton
17 - Silas Orrin Howes 8:26 Read by Mike Pelton
18 - Joyce Kilmer 20:34 Read by Richard Kilmer
19 - An Early Train 9:12 Read by Daryl Wor
20 - Ridge Avenue 9:16 Read by Deon Gines
21 - The University and the Urchin 9:03 Read by Deon Gines
22 - Pine Street 7:10 Read by Deon Gines
23 - Pershing in Philadelphia 10:10 Read by Greg Giordano
24 - Fall Fever 6:23 Read by Greg Giordano
25 - Two Days Before Christmas 8:42 Read by Greg Giordano
26 - In West Philadelphia 8:53 Read by Greg Giordano
27 - Horace Traubel 3:58 Read by MACase
28 - The Anatomy of Manhattan 8:36 Read by Tom Merritt
29 - Vesey Street 11:30 Read by Tom Merritt
30 - Brooklyn Bridge 8:10 Read by Daryl Wor
31 - Three Hours for Lunch 9:00 Read by Daryl Wor
32 - Passage from Some Memoirs 10:45 Read by NatalieOram
33 - First Lessons in Clowning 14:30 Read by Tom Merritt
34 - House Hunting 5:26 Read by MACase
35 - Long Island Revisited 10:51 Read by klbonds
36 - On Being in a Hurry 7:57 Read by Daryl Wor
37 - Confessions of a Human Globule 2:17 Read by Daryl Wor
38 - Notes on a Fifth Avenue Bus 2:38 Read by Highlandoaks
39 - Sunday Morning 8:37 Read by Richard Kilmer
40 - Venison Pasty 6:36 Read by klbonds
41 - Grand Avenue, Brooklyn 6:09 Read by klbonds
42 - On Waiting for the Curtain to Go Up 4:01 Read by Chessie Joy
43 - Musings of John Mistletoe 2:27 Read by Highlandoaks
44 - The World's Most Famous Oration 2:17 Read by MACase
45 - On Laziness 7:33 Read by Tom Merritt
46 - Teaching the Prince to Take Notes 5:10 Read by Tom Merritt
47 - A City Notebook 9:00 Read by Tom Merritt
48 - On Going to Bed 8:06 Read by Tom Merritt