Sorry To Be So Cheerful Hildegarde Dolson

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Published: 1955

Hardcover

207 pages


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Sorry To Be So Cheerful  by  Hildegarde Dolson

Sorry To Be So Cheerful by Hildegarde Dolson
1955 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 207 pages | ISBN: | 7.59 Mb

As a 10-year-old, I would read anything I could get my hands on. Living with my grandfather, I discovered one shelf of dusty, forgotten books in one of the bedrooms. The shelf was up near the ceiling, so I had to stand on a bed to reach it. From that shelf, I read everything from Steinbeck to Maugham to, yes, Hildegarde Dolson. As a 5-grader in San Diego, I had no context for this book of humorous essays by a young woman journalist in the 1940s.

There was something about it though that I loved because I read it several times and I still remember some of the stories. One was about Duncan Phyfe chairs. I had no idea what those were. Another was about insomnia, and that one I could relate to as I already was suffering from it. The essay was a litany of ways to get to sleep, all of which only served to make Dolson more frantic.

In one, youre supposed to count all the es on a page, but Dolson got a different number each time. Of course, Im not making it sound funny, but it was. I should pull it out and read it again, now that have have almost 40 more years of perspective behind me.



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