My Lady Nicotine
by J.M. Barrie
Originally published in 1896. Available for FREE on Manybooks.net. As a former puffer, I'm almost afraid to read it. I don't know if enough years have passed for me to see any humor in the act of quitting. I'm still just happy I can see someone light up without wanting one myself. It's a lovely feeling!
J.M. Barrie is the Scottish writer who captures children's hearts worldwide with the memorable Peter Pan.
This book, entitled My Lady Nicotine is humorous as well, though in a very different ways. A collection of hilarious tales concerning one man's attempts to giving up smoking. It includes tales of these attempts, and his general meditations and observations on smoking. They teach through humor, satire and parody, shunning the moralizing anti-smoking polemic of our day, which is not nearly as effective as humor. "I am much better without tobacco, and already have difficulty in sympathizing with the man I used to be," Barrie says on the opening pages. The tale of his struggle follows.
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