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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 26, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. - Samuel Johnson

Source: Peter's Pearls, http://www.peterspearls.com.au


By Terry Todd

Success came late for golf pro Harvey Penick. His first golf book, "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book," has sold more than a million copies, which makes it one of the biggest things in the history of sports books. His second book, "And If You Play Golf, You're My Friend," has already sold nearly three-quarters of a million copies. But anyone who imagines that Penick wrote the books to make money didn't know the man.

In the 1920s Penick bought a red spiral notebook and began jotting down observations about golf. He never showed the book to anyone except his son until 1991, when he shared it with a local writer, Bud Shrake, and asked if he thought it was worth publishing. Shrake read it and told him yes. He left word with Penick's wife the next evening that Simon & Schuster had agreed to an advance of ninety thousand dollars.

When Shrake saw Penick later, the old man seemed troubled. Finally Penick came clean. With all his medical bills, he said, there was just no way he could advance Simon & Schuster that much money. The writer had to explain that Penick would be the one to receive the ninety thousand dollars.

From: Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily E-mail, http://www.chickensoup.com/Email.html

Source: Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul: 101 Stories of Insight, Inspiration & Laughter on the Links, By Canfield, Jack; Donnelly, Chrissy; Donnelly, Mark, Published by Health Communications, Incorporated, Copyright (c) May 1999, ISBN: 1558746587, http://isbn.nu/1558746587/price

Submitted by Sherri Rimmer

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


Dr. Alfred Adler, the psychiatrist, was lecturing on the theory that people with handicaps often specialize in their handicapped functions. Thus, short-winded boys tend to train themselves into being distance runners, people with weak eyes tend to become painters, and so forth. Adler finished his exposition and asked for questions. Immediately this one was pitched at him from the back of the auditorium: "Dr. Adler, wouldn't your theory mean that weak-minded people tend to become psychiatrists?"

Submitted by Charlie

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


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