Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Back of the Book Blurb:
Widely hailed as one of the finest humorist of the twentieth century, James Thurber looks back at his own life growing up in Columbus, Ohio, with the same humor and sharp wit that defined his famous sketches and writings. In My Life and Hard Times, first published in 1933, he recounts the delightful chaos and frustrations of family, boyhood, youth odd dogs, recalcitrant machinery, and the foibles of human nature. “The Night the Bed Fell” is the first story in this book.
I have read a lot of funny short stories, but this is on the top five list for sure. It is an absolute riot. James Thurber is pitch perfect in this story, and can certainly hold his own in conveying the absurd in truly hilarious fashion.