Considered to be one of the best autobiographies written in colonial America, Franklin portrays a fascinating picture of life in pre-revolutionary Philadelphia. In his own words he describes his life as a printer, inventor, scientist, and politician.
"A great man"
There is one thing in this good old world that is positively sure---happiness is for all who strive to be happy, and those who laugh are happy. Everybody is eligible---you, me, the other fellow. So goes the wisdom of silent film star Douglas Fairbanks, who, in addition to his movie career, wrote a number of self-help books. Laugh and Live, which was originally published in 1917, he expounds upon his theories for living a good and happy life.