A collection of stories, musings, and general wittiness organized by topics that could be regarded as a handbook, however, it’s really a series of unrelated writings that reflect on Twain’s personal life and the general oddness of the damned human race. From family life to burglars to salesmen to neighborhood road construction, these tales are surprisingly relevant, and interject such delightful humor that I found myself smiling, chuckling, and laughing out loud at an American who lived over a century ago. My first introduction to non-fiction writings of Twain, and I find myself captivated as an adult just as I was as a child with Huck Finn.

Thank you Mark Twain Project!