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came out of that lunch. Suddenly the pocketbook of
anecdotes became Try and Stop Me. When it came out it
became number one and stayed there for months. It had an
enormous sale. It was a good book. I have done lots of
books since but none of them had the richness of Try and
Stop Me because that was crammed with over forty years of
stories that I had collected.
I enjoyed it...the one that you gave me. I had never
read it before.
It's rather dated now because so many of the people
featured in it are dead.
Many people say that they don't have time to write.
You always find time to do things but...
You always find time to do what you want to do.
Did you do this at home or did you find a few hours at
Never at the office. I never could write at the
office. I did it at home or on vacation. Several of the
sections were written down in Florida. Phyllis and I went
down to Florida with Lou Miller and Saxe Commins. The four
of us went away for a brief winter vacation. That was during
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