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Autobiography of a gag-writer

Dick Alexander

Autobiography of a gag-writer

by Dick Alexander

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Published by Pelton Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American wit and humor.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Dick Alexander. Illustrated by Ed Kotcher.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN6162 .A36
    The Physical Object
    Pagination104 p.
    Number of Pages104
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5825121M
    LC Control Number61012365
    OCLC/WorldCa2052079

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