There are three things that I love about this:
- they are tremendous and witty words of wisdom from Mark Twain.
- it is narrated by John Lithgow, who’s voice alone makes me laugh.
- the sleeping man scares me, and reminds me to be entertaining, as he should.
In Twain’s own words:
“But the man whom I most depend upon is the man who always goes to sleep. If he drops off within 15 minutes, I burn the book. If he keeps awake three quarters of an hour, I publish, and I publish with the greatest confidence, too. For the intent of my books is to entertain and by making this man comfortable on a sofa and timing him, I can tell, within a shade or two, what degrees of success I’m going to achieve.”