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Peeps at People - Being Certain Papers from the Writings of Anne Warrington Witherup

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"Peeps at People" is a collection of humorous essays written by Anne Warrington Witherup, as compiled by John Kendrick Bangs. The book offers a charming and witty look at various aspects of human nature, poking fun at society's conventions and quirks.

Witherup's sharp observations and witty writing style make for an entertaining read, as she delves into topics like relationships, social etiquette, and the foibles of everyday life. Her ability to highlight the absurdity of human behavior with humor and insight is both clever and relatable.

Bangs' editing brings together a cohesive collection that flows well, showcasing Witherup's unique voice and perspective. The essays range from playful and lighthearted to thought-provoking, offering readers a mix of laughter and introspection.

Overall, "Peeps at People" is a delightful and entertaining read that offers a fresh take on the complexities of human nature. Witherup's writing is engaging and humorous, making this book a fun and insightful exploration of the quirks and idiosyncrasies that make us all human.

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Written by a fictitious first-person narrator, this book puts a humorous spin on encounters with several famous people of the time. "I set forth from my office in London upon my pilgrimage to the shrines of the world's illustrious. Readers everywhere are interested in the home life of men who have made themselves factors in art, science, letters, and history, and to these people I was commissioned to go." -- Summary by TriciaG and from the book.


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