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Mark Twain, I Love You

Caricature of Mark Twain on the Mississippi River by John Sherffius

If you could have a drink with any writer, living or dead, who would it be? It’s not a new question per se (in fact we put it to the public at last year’s National Book Festival), but it never really gets old. I am often guilty of answering that question with Mark Twain. What a hoot that would be.

Since this is my last post before 2013, I wanted to close things out on a happy note---recorded snippets of NEA Big Read staffers reading their favorite Twain quotes. [5:27]

[audio:http://bigreadblog.arts.gov/audio/FamousQuotesByMarkTwain.mp3]

[transcript]

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