Plot is a negative assets manager at magazine who daydreams of adventures and has a crush on a coworker named Cheryl. Walter Mitty is a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. Don't forget that Expressions of Interest for the Leigh Creek Artist in Residence program close at 5pm today! A henpecked husband copes with the frustrations of his dull life by imagining he is a fearless airplane pilot, a brilliant doctor, and other dashing figures. James Thurber is universally admired for his hilarious sense of humour, off-beat imagination, and unique take on the world around him. Back in February 2014 I listened to the audiobook version of the short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and loved it. Everybody uses the phrase "Walter Mitty" to describe a fantasist, but until now, I'd never read its point of origin. The last time I read a collection of short stories, it was for college and I graduated nearly 2 years ago. When his job, along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world, embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.”Love the Eruption scene, so funny!
Following that I have since listened to that again and watched the film adaptation starring Ben Stiller several times and it is probably now my favourite film of all time so when I received this short story collection for Christmas I was extremely happy and had to start it straight away.This collection contains many styles of story, some better than others, and it was a joy to read.
It's an enjoyable enough short story, but it's a shame it's regarded as Thurber's magnum opus.

It might not seem like a long time, but it really is, especially when you're expecting The Secret Life of Walter Mitty to be a a novella and it turns out to be a short story, barely 7 pages long. Poking fun at his own weaknesses and those of other people (and dogs) - the English teacher who looked only at figures of speech, the Airedale who refused to include him in the family, the botany lecturer who despaired of him totally - James Thurber is essential reading for everyone who loves to laugh.
Although I didn’t particularly like all of the stories, there were none that I really disliked, just a few that I am indifferent too, but the ones that I liked are stories that I am bound to reread again in the future.Apart from ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ which is a wonderfully imaginative tale, my favourite is ‘The Macbeth Murder Mystery’.
There are numerous pieces in here that are far funnier; as an animal lover, I liked the escapades of Muggs, a veritable hound from Hell, as well as the shenanigans of various Thurber family members.
I forget that short stories are often published in volumes because they're not what I usually read. PG 114 min takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. I couldn't find it on it's own so I put this book up instead.Link to Actual StoryFunny that this is the first thing I ever read -- It kind of blows my mind.
I remember reading an extract of this in university last year without knowing what it was and I am so glad that I have now read the whole story. But if we're talking in terms of satire and plot, the laurel surely goes to The Greatest Man in the World. Hmm, I guess that explains why the first two "chapters" had nothing whatsoever to do with Walter Mitty. It is only a few pages long but full of social commentary and humour, as is the whole collection.Overall I would thoroughly recommend this collection. What would the American government do if a national treasure was actually a venal, dimwitted scuzzball?

Once comprehension dawned, I was able to appreciate James Thurber's dry and somewhat irascible humor.
I do not usually read short story collections but I found that I was really interested in all of these stories and I didn’t want to put it down.
All of the stories are less than ten pages but some of them are really poignant and I would love to read some more of James Thurber’s writing at some point. Main article: The ( film) 20th Century Fox produced and Ben Stiller directed an adaptation of the book in, with Stiller starring as. Name* Mail* Notify me of followup comments via e-mailEnter your information to the left to post a comment.Want a personal pic? Nearly every wife in the entirety of this collection is viewed as a nag and a nitpicker whose sole joy in life is tearing down every one of her husband's joys. This was a very inspiring movie about getting out there and experiencing and living it to the fullest.
Poor, middle-aged man whose wife doesn't understand or appreciate his rich and varied imagination. Plot (Ben Stiller), an employee at magazine, spends day after monotonous day developing photos for the publication. I commend Ben Stiller for trying something in The Mitty?an adaptation of the 1939 James Thurber story, Dec.

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