Fart Proudly

Fart Proudly

Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School

Author: Benjamin Franklin Editor: Carl Japikse

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Meet Benjamin Franklin as you’ve never met him before—this hilarious collection includes the Founding Father’s satirical writings on farting, adultery, and other irreverent subjects you won’t find in your history books.
A mention of flatulence might conjure up images of bratty high school boys or lowbrow comics. But one of the most eloquent—and least expected—commentators on the subject is Benjamin Franklin. The writings in Fart Proudly reveal the rogue who lived peaceably within the philosopher and statesman. Included are “The Letter to a Royal Academy”; “On Choosing a Mistress”; “Rules on Making Oneself Disagreeable”; and other jibes.
Franklin’s irrepressible wit found an outlet in perpetrating hoaxes, attacking marriage and other sacred cows, and skewering the English Parliament. Reminding us of the humorous, irreverent side of this American icon, these essays endure as both hilarious satire and a timely reminder of the importance of a free press.

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Weight 0.4 lbs
Dimensions 8.490 × 5.510 × 0.370 in

ebook, paperback

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Page Count: 128
Release Date: 2003-03-31
Paperback 9781583940792
Ebook 9781583949344

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