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Life Smiles Back

Life Smiles Back

For many years, faithful readers of America's favorite magazine regularly began each issue of Life by thumbing to the back first to see the Miscellany page, which was designed to close each issue with an amusing -- often outrageous -- photograph that would leave the reader laughing. Life Smiles Back is a hilarious collection of the best photographs from this popular back page. Now in paperback, it includes 232 black-and-white photos of children, animals, and people in unconventional situations and outlandish circumstances, mostly taken by Life renders and assembled by one of the magazine's most renowned editors.
A nostalgic collection of crazy snaps that whimsically recall the people, places, and events of the past, Life Smiles Back is an affectionate look at the zany side of our cultural history, guaranteed to make you smile.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780671672225 | 
  • September 1988
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Cool Babe

In Big Spring, Texas, eight-month-old Liam Sean Horey spends his first summer in buoyant bliss.

Hi Tech

To ward off chills and sneezes in the Usti Zoo, Czechoslovakian chimps get a daily bake from a sunlamp.

This hot dog is some cool cat as he beats the heat in Philadelphia.

Pack Animals Packed

In Algeria, a donkey gets a piggyback.

In England, a dwarf donkey travels in a satchel.


In Australia, a koala bear demonstrates what sloth is all... see more

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