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ISBN:
0935309225
Author:
Randy Cassingham
Category:
Humor
Language:
English
Publisher:
Freelance Communications (February 3, 2014)
Pages:
156 pages
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This is Volume 2 of the series, collecting the second year of stories and headlines from mid-1995 to mid-1996. The newsletter is still active, too: see ww. hisIsTrue

This is Volume 2 of the series, collecting the second year of stories and headlines from mid-1995 to mid-1996. hisIsTrue.

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Thought-Provoking Entertainment. This is the sixth book in the This is True series, with more than 500 stories and headlines from the publication's first year.

The all-new books for Kindle (and other ebook formats) and paperback include Volume 2. This is True: Glow-in-Dark Plants Could Help . Each volume has hundreds of true stories and wacky headlines from This is True.

Each volume has hundreds of true stories and wacky headlines from This is True. The books are the only complete archive of the stories from This is True - thousands and thousands of super-short stories going back to 1994.

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Yes, TRUE's primary mission is entertainment, but who are we really laughing at? Randy's answer: "Humanity - ourselves, and we are better for that. Stories like: People upset by stormy "El Nino" weather find Al Nino in phone book and call him to complain.

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Thought-Provoking Entertainment.

It's Randy Cassingham's mission in life to get people to think more, and he illustrates WHY that would be a good thing with his laugh-out-loud examples of what happens when people don't. The entertainment part comes first: that's why people will read the stories, Randy says -- and once you get into them, you can't help but to think about some of the issues raised.

This is True is one of the first newsletters on the Internet (since early 1994), and it wouldn't still be going strong if it didn't deliver week after week. The stories, each about 100 words, are timeless examples of humanity going spectacularly wrong.

But at the same time, Randy says, "despite this incessant flow of oddness, I increasingly have more hope for humanity as time passes." Why? "I've said before that far from being a cynic, I'm a frustrated optimist, and perhaps that attitude has something to do with it -- the 'optimistic' view means looking for the positive. Readers often say it this way: 'I thought I was dumb, but after I see what people featured in TRUE say and do, I end up feeling pretty good about myself.'"

"We all do dumb things sometimes," he says. "We see ourselves in the stories, and hopefully we're 'not that dumb' and vow to think more, and be stupid less."

Yes, TRUE's primary mission is entertainment, but who are we really laughing at? Randy's answer: "Humanity -- ourselves, and we are better for that. I categorize This is True as Social Commentary. One story doesn't usually create very deep commentary, but over time, you bet clear messages emerge. It gets pretty deep sometimes: it's why my blog entries often end up with dozens of -- and sometimes more than 100 -- comments. Readers who want to can examine, in detail, what it means to be human."

Or, you may just laugh at the stories and move on.

This Book

This is the second book in the This is True series, with more than 500 stories and headlines from the publication's second year. Stories like:

Two robbers were in the process of their crime when one changed his mind and arrested the other. Pigeons in Britain are so lazy they've learned how to get around the city on commuter trains. A man sued his doctor because he survived his cancer longer than the doctor predicted.

What Is This is True?

TRUE is a weekly feature that retells strange-but-true stories from "legitimate, mainstream" news outlets from around the world, each capped with a humorous, ironic, or opinionated comment (and, with luck, some combination of the three). On their own, the stories are pretty entertaining. But when you read the stories over time, certain themes start to emerge, and suddenly you realize there's a bigger picture. A really big picture: a new understanding of humanity begins to emerge. Yes, TRUE is entertaining, but it's also truly thought-provoking. Both the fragility and the power of the individual becomes clearer. And you'll realize that some stories only look amusing -- and you'll realize you're actually angry! But it's anger with a purpose: you'll see you have the power to stand up and demand change. It's why so many readers say they'll subscribe for life.

Each week's column consists of eight or more brief odd stories, each with its own "slug" (title) and "tagline" (comment), plus a Headline of the Week. If you've read this whole page, you're obviously the sort of person who likes to know things, and to think. The This is True books (like this one) compile a year's worth of columns, plus some extra headlines -- more than 500 in all.

  • Loni
I've been getting his weekly newsletter for years. I've made a rule not to have my coffee by the computer while reading it. It can ruin your keyboard. With the Kindle version that isn't a problem anymore.

This is 2nd book compilation of stories from the newsletter. I loved the 1st, so I bought this one. It's great.

I usually read it while sitting in offices or waiting for appointments. Because the stories are short, you don't get lost in the plot like a novel.

I've already bought the next one and can't wait to start reading it.
  • Marr
I love Randy's stories. You can't make this stuff up - it's all TRUE! The sad part is that there really are people in the world that are this stupid/clueless/whatever....and most of them vote, drive cars and have jobs.

You have got to read at least one of his books - then subscribe to his "This is True" email for more enjoyment weekly in your inbox. Before you ask, no, I don't make any money off of my endorsement, I have just been reading True for so long that I have to encourage everyone else to read it, too!
  • Runeterror
There is no end to the truly head-shaking ways we humans reveal our idiocies. But it's the intros and tag lines on each example that make each one truly amusing. Plus, Cassingham has created a great word to describe these beyond-stupid perpetrators. (I won't spoil the fun of discovery by giving it here.)
  • Longitude Temporary
This book was a joy to read. I keep it in the bathroom and use it for reading material while doing my business. It's entertaining and can be enjoyed in small doses as well as large.
  • นℕĨĈტℝ₦
I've been reading This Is True for years and have never been disappointed. I'm so glad these came out for Kindle. The stories are like eating potato chips; once you've finished one, you've got to take just one more. And when you've finished this book, you'll be back to buy the rest in the series.
  • PC-rider
You cannot beat the breadth of human stupidity! Cassingham uses real-life news stories to amuse, entertain and make readers think. The stories are presented in a thought-provoking format with plenty wry, sarcastic and intelligent commentary. Always good for a read.
  • grand star
Some of the stories here are funny and some are just sad, but they are all interesting to read.
Not only funny but also thought provoking at times.
Perfect entertainment if you have to wait in line for a few minutes or you need a brake from your daily routine.