Originally posted by Fieldthistle
My favorite bathroom books are Robert Frost's poetry and "The Groucho
Letters" a collection of letters written to and from Groucho Marx.
Since you mentioned it, I've been trying to locate The Groucho Letters
because I loved Groucho so much when I was a child. What a remarkably witty man. Our library doesn't have it so I guess I'll have to order it from Amazon.
Another good bathroom read is The Last Word
, subtitled "A Celebration of Unusual Lives". It is a compilation of New York Times obituaries of various folks, some famous; many others, not. Each obituary is a well-written short story. The "famous" include Bill Monroe, Willie Dixon, Grey Panther Maggie Kuhn, and actor Jack Weston.
The less well-known but interesting include Anne Schreiber who lived modestly, worked at the IRS most of her adult life, quietly invested her savings, leaving $22 million to Yeshiva University at her death; and Benny Ong, the leader of the most powerful organized-crime gang in Chinatown. I highly recommend it.