“Lists of Note: An Eclectic Collection Deserving of a Wider Audience” (Chronicle, $40) is a book of lists.
That may sound dull, but it is not.
The gorgeous coffee table-style book contains lists such as Walt Disney’s list of “The Fifty Dwarfs” (Puffy, Shifty and Soulful were rejected); Marilyn Monroe’s list of Dream Lovers (Albert Einstein?!); Mark Twain’s “Rescue Etiquette,” listing the order in which partiality should be shown in case of a fire in a boarding house (fiancées came in first; cripples came in seventh, just ahead of second cousins).
The book is endlessly entertaining.
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