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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by [Thurber, James]
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3.3 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews

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About the Author

James Thurber was born in 1894 at Columbus, Ohio, where, as he once said, so many awful things happened to him. After university (Ohio State) he worked at the American Embassy in Paris from 1918 to 1920, and then turned to journalism. From 1927 onwards he was on the staff of the New Yorker, and first published much of his work in it. He died in New York in 1961, and is today recognised as one of America's greatest twentieth-century humourists.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 494 KB
  • Print Length: 15 pages
  • Publisher: Rooster Books, Inc. (17 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HHE9H24
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #99,853 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I adore this classic short story. It packs more into a few pages that many longer books. It speaks to men now emasculated by their role in life, but who secretly dream of being the hero.
Brilliant!
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I had always wondered what it was all about. People use the term Walter Mitty when they want to describe someone who thinks he is someone different to the reality of what and who he is. Yes, now I understand but the personality change is not Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde it is more in the daydreaming that is something that most of us do in some way. In this it is quite clever as it draws attention to our own faults and reveals a side of human nature that we may not have noticed.
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there is something deceptive about this book: it's title. Only 5 of the 112 pages is actually the story of Walter Mitty. This is a book of short stories and therefore a little difficult to describe. But I will try.

James Thurber looks at some really interesting parts of human existence: our strange phrases, the odd thoughts that might pass through our minds, the stuff we tell each other about our days, and our darkest thoughts at the worse times in life. To call this dark comedy is perhaps too simple a category, but it is comedic in parts and I would recommend it, particularly to those who might take inspiration and make millions like those in Hollywood already have.
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Although I enjoyed the film of the same name, I was frustrated that it brought back no memories of the short story I had read many years ago. Now that I have reread it, I realise what a fantastic example it is of what can be achieved in a short story-as close to perfection as a reader is likely to get-highly recommended and utterly timeless.
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Great Minds don't think alike. Great book
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I read this after seeing the Ben Stiller film. Both stories share the same essence but not the same lines. I will read and re-read this shirt story! It makes me want to find out more about James Thurber and his work.
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I bought this after seeing the film, it is something different altogether but I did really enjoy it. He enjoys his daydreams and imagining this whole other life where he is the hero, a lovely little story :)
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This was a very quick but interesting story, the story proves you can never fully know someone, especially if they have a secret life!
The author done a wonderful job of bringing daydreams to reality, I truly felt I was right in the action and then a few seconds later I would realise it's all the beautiful work of our imagination.
I hope this review has helped you, can you please rate it positively if you liked it as it really means a lot to me, Many Thanks for reading:)
This book was free on Audible
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