"There are two kinds of people in the world: those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who don't" Robert Benchley
Robert Charles Benchley (1889 - 1945) was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. From his beginnings at the Harvard Lampoon through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him respect and success.
He is best remembered for his contributions to The New Yorker, where his unique essays, whether topical or absurdest, influenced many modern humorists. He also made a name for himself in Hollywood, when his short film How to Sleep was a popular success and won Best Short Subject at the 1935 Academy Awards; he also made appearances in films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent.
Project Gutenberg offers Benchley's collected articles, Love Conquers All, in both a downloadable text format and as a charmingly described "human-read" audio book (if you don't have specialist software, the MP3 version is likely the easiest to download and open).
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