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"Mrs. Briner? Remember all that stuff I said I did on my summer vacation? I didn't."
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"The relatively placid seas and those vacationers behind me notwithstanding, Dan, it's really starting to blow out here."
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"I'm afraid your M.B.A. loses some of its lustre in light of the fact that you were home-schooled."
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" 'No!' shouted Mr. Bixbey, slamming his fist down on the table. The floor shook, the walls trembled. Mr. Watson turned ashen. 'Y-y-you m-m-mean w-w-we . . .' The words wouldn't come out. He seemed to choke on each syllable."
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"I can't decide between a little umbrella and an olive on a sword."
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Noah's Publisher: 'No, I'm not asking you to lie. I'm asking you to embellish the truth for the sake of marketing...'
Bookmore Publishing Co. Autobiography Editor - Embellish and De-Embellish.
'Shot twice and left for dead. Not really, but it sounds better than ‘choked on a gummy bear.''
"You heard right, mom...the boss made me his plant manager!"
'To be honest, Bo Peep only lost us for about fifteen minutes, but never let the truth get in the way of a good story...'
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I couldn't sleep so I thought I'd embroider my memoirs a bit.