Fields for President
W.C. Fields
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In this wonderful parody from 1940, W.C Fields announces his candidacy for our nation s highest office He offers sound advice on a number of topics in classic Fields style humor in his attempt to win votes Campaign resolutions are no better than New Year s resolutions, he writes They are thrown together hastily at the last minute, with never a thought as to how theyIn this wonderful parody from 1940, W.C Fields announces his candidacy for our nation s highest office He offers sound advice on a number of topics in classic Fields style humor in his attempt to win votes Campaign resolutions are no better than New Year s resolutions, he writes They are thrown together hastily at the last minute, with never a thought as to how they may be gracefully broken Now, I am a candidate with years of experience breaking New Year s resolutions, and what I can accomplish with those, I can certainly accomplish with campaign resolutions.
  • Title: Fields for President
  • Author: W.C. Fields
  • ISBN: 9780396064190
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Unknown Binding

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Ceejay Aug 04, 2020 - 05:34 AM
What a shame that W.C. Fields din't write more books. His only effort is just laugh out loud funny. That speaks well for humor that was written in 1939.If there is any doubt about his comedic genius, then here is written proof.Mr. Fields uses this book to show why he would be a better president then F.D.RYou don't need to know a lot of people from this era, but in a couple of spots it helps.It's not a long book (162 pages) and a little less then half of those pages have photos of Fields to go al [...]
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Robert Smith Aug 04, 2020 - 05:34 AM
Dry humor - You had to be thereThis slender volume was obviously resurrected in response to the bizarre 2016 presidential campaign. I clearly (and fondly) remember Pat Paulsen's many comic runs for the presidency; I now see that he may have taken his cue from W. C. Fields. Now 76 years later the jokes and wit may go over our heads, but look carefully and you'll find some real gems.
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Sjervey Aug 04, 2020 - 05:34 AM
As unlikely presidential candidates have become the norm, I thought I would consider Fields, whom I knew only through film. He turns a good phrase. The book was fun. But this type of humor can become predictable. But Fields was occasionally surprisingly fresh. I won't go looking for more, but I did read it through .
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Tom Aldrich Aug 04, 2020 - 05:34 AM
A book written by a comedian - check! Although I've already finished these categories, it could easily have been a satire, a book under 150 pages, and a (very tongue-in-cheek) political memoir. If I applied myself, it's also a book I could have finished in a day.Very humorous book and very much in Fields' style of humor.
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Curt Bobbitt Aug 04, 2020 - 05:34 AM
This recent reprint of the 1939 book has several stills and photographs added to the original. Fields is the only character. He imagines himself a political candidate running in the 1940 election. It is just the most convenient way to record a collection of his film philosophies. The quotations from his movie parts are loosely connected around election "issues."
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Gary Garth McCann Aug 04, 2020 - 05:34 AM
I'm a fan of Fields (love the films The Bank Dick and My Little Chickadee). His book, first published in 1939, isn't as funny as his films but does have a good line or two. For instance, he quips of dining with the nation's great financial wizards just after the 1929 Crash. He told them, "Gentlemen, the trouble is simpleYou have tried to sell the American people more than they could pay for."
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ds white Aug 04, 2020 - 05:34 AM
True story, W.C. Fields ran for president. How different the world would be having that swollen, flushed, booze-nosed comics portrait hanging in the White House with all the other swollen, flushed, booze-nosed, yet unfunny presidents.
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Djll Aug 04, 2020 - 05:34 AM
I'm sure this would be a lot funnier if read by the author. Still, some classic American comedy in these covers.
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Jim McClure Aug 04, 2020 - 05:34 AM
It was entertaining, but he went on too many tangents. Had more potential.
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Fields for President By W.C. Fields In this wonderful parody from 1940, W.C Fields announces his candidacy for our nation s highest office He offers sound advice on a number of topics in classic Fields style humor in his attempt to win votes Campaign resolutions are no better than New Year s resolutions, he writes They are thrown together hastily at the last minute, with never a thought as to how theyIn this wonderful parody from 1940, W.C Fields announces his candidacy for our nation s highest office He offers sound advice on a number of topics in classic Fields style humor in his attempt to win votes Campaign resolutions are no better than New Year s resolutions, he writes They are thrown together hastily at the last minute, with never a thought as to how they may be gracefully broken Now, I am a candidate with years of experience breaking New Year s resolutions, and what I can accomplish with those, I can certainly accomplish with campaign resolutions.

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