Simon & Schuster
On Sale: November 11, 2008
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Along with collected letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas
Jefferson and Wendell Willkie, Rickles' Letters
illustrates the power of eloquent correspondence and offers
universal wisdom for the ages. For example:
MRS. LINCOLN: "Sorry you had problems at Ford's Theatre last
night, but could you get me a couple of aisle tickets for
the Saturday matinee?"
RICKLES TO ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER:
"Lose the cigar. It's hard enough to understand you without
RICKLES TO CLINT EASTWOOD: "How many guys could do a
movie about Iwo Jima from the Japanese point of view? I got
nervous; I thought you were going to let them
RICKLES TO SANTA CLAUS: "Kiss my jingle
RICKLES TO PRESIDENT CARTER: "Forget your hammers
and nails and Habitat House and read my book."
QUEEN ELIZABETH: "Is it true your husband has a day job
working at a sword factory?"
RICKLES TO BENJAMIN FRANKLIN:
"Cousin Herbie was doing great selling candles until you
came up with the stupid idea of flying a kite."
MAYOR BLOOMBERG: "What do I have to do to get a cab around
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