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Jimmy Stewart and His Poems

Stewart, Jimmy

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ISBN 10: 0517573822 / ISBN 13: 9780517573822
Published by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, NY, 1989
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Title: Jimmy Stewart and His Poems

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, NY

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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"I'm sure I never said to myself: 'Now, Jim--why don't you sit down and write a poem.' It's still a mystery to me, but I think probably it's something that happened by accident--like a lot of things have happened in my life."

So begins this delightful collection of poetry by America's best-loved actor, Jimmy Stewart. Interspersed with vivid recollections and charming illustrations, the poems document a life that isn't too different from yours or mine.

Jimmy Stewart won the hearts of generations of movie viewers with a confused innocence and stammering delivery that made his acting seem genuine and effortless. Somehow he managed to make the boy next door into a national hero. Now, in Jimmy Stewart and His Poems, the consummate Everyman shares tales from his everyday life.

From fishing trips and dog stories to a hilarious account of a photo safari where the camera was lost to a hungry hyena, the poems are related in Jimmy Stewart's inimitable voice and are enlivened with charming illustrations.
        
The book confirms what we all expected--that the real Jimmy Stewart is every bit as endearing as the film characters he's portrayed. Jimmy Stewart and His Poems is a perfect gift, one that fans will treasure as much as Jimmy Stewart's timeless performances.

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"Stewart's verses are poems for our times, times in which no one has a moment to waste. Tempting as it may be to rush through Jimmy Stewart and His Poems, the key to appreciating his work is a slow reading, coupled with a leap of the imagination...to get the full effect, one must try to imagine his poems being read by the author in the voice we've come to know and cherish."        
--Diane White, Boston Globe

"Jimmy Stewart...A Poet of Life."        
--USA Today

"Fans agree 'it's a wonderful book.'"        
--Chicago Sun-Times

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