Happy Thoughts by F.C. Burnand

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Post by vidalia11 » August 9th, 2017, 11:14 am

Happy Thoughts by F.C. Burnand
Published 1890

FC Burnand was a writer/editor for Punch. He wrote the popular column "Happy Thoughts," a first-person narrative by a man who is constantly embarrassing himself, being annoyed by his friends, then having "happy thoughts" about how to turn the situation around, a clever thing to say next time, or rationalize what just happened. He is writing a book called "Typical Developments," in which no one is interested, for good reason.

"Happy Thoughts" is similar to "Diary of a Nobody" which was written by D'Oyly Carte actor George Grossmith. Burnand was a contemporary of these people and knew them.


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