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Stories and Anecdotes-bookcover

By: Jim Wright

Stories and Anecdotes

Pages: 274 Ratings: 5.0
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This is a collection of stories, anecdotes, and reminiscences written, collected, and compiled over a long professional life.

They amuse or provoke serious thought, aiming to make the reader laugh for a few moments and think for much longer.

Most are in short essay form, some with a discursive introductory beginning leading to a serious or amusing ending, the real thrust of the story.

Most are based on personal experience. The stories about bees are factual and based on a life-long hobby of beekeeping.

The last thoughtfully written section from a lifetime as a doctor is entirely serious, educational, and thought-provoking.

James Edwin Wright AM, MD, FRACS, FACS was a paediatric surgeon in Newcastle, Australia. Now a retired nonagenarian he prefers to be known as “Jim”.

Throughout his professional and social life, he had a memory for a good story, a habit of reminiscing appallingly, never hesitating to inflict listeners with anecdotes from the many travelled years.

A compulsion to write inevitably led to this collection of short stories and even shorter anecdotes.

Many are original from personal experiences recalled from the long years. Those collected and compiled from other sources are acknowledged with origin and author where known.

Jim hopes they create a chuckle or a thought and likes to quote the Australian poet, Andrew Bart, on Paterson:

“…though their merits indeed are but slight,

I shall not repine,

If they give you one moment’s delight

Old comrades of mine.”

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  • Lesley C Gent

    Jim Wright’s latest publication, Stories and Anecdotes, is at once funny and at times sad but always entertaining. Often touching on the autobiographical through stories that involve his family, friends and his career as a very respected paediatric surgeon. The stories are at times so outlandish the reader can’t help but laugh out loud and they are always enjoyable. Something to enjoy on every page - fun, characters, opinions and adventures. Some genuinely funny anecdotes and great yarns - many stretched to the point where the reader really doesn’t know whether to believe them or not . There are even stories that make you think – You be the Judge is one such example. Stories and Anecdotes is a book one can delve into at any time and definitely well worth the read. It was a pleasure to read.

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