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8 thoughts on “I Never Left Home

  1. Mike Sause Mike Sause says:

    Was underwhelming Wasn't enough introspection amongst the humor The jokes are stale and too freuent I get that Hope was a jokester but every other line had a uip And it's hard to get most references because the celebrities haven't stood the test of time


  2. Dave E Dave E says:

    American comedian Bob Hope began his lifelong habit of visiting troops with a handful of other select entertainers in combat areas in World War II This is his recollection of his initial trip to the European Theater told with plenty of jokes but also some touching observations about the troops bravery and life in the military I found it a good short read that provided maybe a little insight into the times than you might otherwise expect from a comedian author


  3. Jon Jon says:

    Publishers Weekly's best selling work of nonfiction for 1944 was this comic account of the comedian Bob Hope's visits to military units in Europe and Africa Light reading it reminded me somewhat of the best seller from two years earlier about being a private in the army In this case however the comedy is coming from someone who has been sent to entertain the troops as Hope would do throughout his lifeThe book is written in a way similar to the novels Jay Cronley and Carrier Fisher This is a hard way to write and I have immense respect for it What I mean is that Hope essentially delivers the text as a series of jokes Each paragraph is a setup that ends with a punch line Sometimes we might get a slightly longer setup but it's rarely than a page The focus here is humorThis wore thin for me however with respect to Bob Hope's book This was for a few reasons One is that after about age twelve I was never much of a fan of the man's work I remember watching his specials as a kid being fascinated by them because well it was television but as I got older I usually preferred to go play with a friend to sitting in front of the TV when Bob was on His jokes often just didn't seem that funny; they seemed canned And that is the case here Another is that many of the jokes don't age that well Often they revolve around popular culture of the era Seventy years later they no longer have as much zing That focus on popular culture also seems many times very insular It's often funny when Hope jokes about himself The self deprecating humor is fine But when he takes jabs at Bing Crosby and other friends the jokes seem to expect us to care as much about his Hollywood friends and world as he does Seventy years later we don'tAs a propaganda piece Hope's work certainly fits well He often makes remarks about how great our military is or how much our nation's young men our sacrificing for us In fact his self deprecating humor often revolves around his inferiority to such servants of the stateAnother major issue with the setup punchline manner of writing at least in this case is that it's often hard to tell what is a joke and what actually happened Hope was so intent on telling jokes that I found myself lost as to where on his tour and in the world Hope was or why it matteredThat's not to say that there were some very engaging passages or some funny moments I loved for example one anecdotestoryjoke about his grandfather and him dancing Hope's grandfather saw that Hope was getting tired and told him You're uite a bit older than you used to be Take and break and I'll finish up for youAnd there's also a very touching passage about joke telling itself perhaps the most touching in the book Hope talks about toppers That's a joke that you tell on top of someone else's a sort of one ups man ship He talks about visiting hospitals and how he couldn't top a guy in a hospital bed If you tell a joke there and the guy has a better one liner back you let it go I mean how do you top a man who had got wounded serving your country especially if he makes a joke about his own ailment?


  4. Phillip Phillip says:

    Here is another fine example of having passed by this book on my parents shelves for decades only to finally crack it open and find its contents uite different from any of my expectatations Instead of the comic novel about a recluce that I had anticipated this volume turns out to be a travelogue of Bob Hope's tour entertaining the troops during World War II His narrative is peppered with his trademark one liners well that's a lot of pepper Let's say that it's marinated in his trademark one liners At the heart of this narrative is the respect Hope expresses for the men and women in service Soldiers sailors WAVs WACs doctors and nurses all garnered praise from him as he tours Europe and Africa sometimes racing nonstop from show to hospital visit to yet another showDespite the grim reality of war surrounding his journey this is a breezey upbeat account


  5. Matt Stebbins Matt Stebbins says:

    Mr Hope's writing style modulates between reverence and slapstick in this amusing read I enjoyed the behind the scenes perspective


  6. Mary Mary says:

    love bob hope but this book about his travels with the troops is too boring and dated


  7. David David says:

    Humorous were you surprised? account of Hope's troop entertainment work 1942 tour of Alaska and the Caribbean and 1943 tour of England Africa Sicily and Iceland Published in 1944


  8. Rod Simmons Rod Simmons says:

    Keeping in mind that this was written in the 40s in the midst of WWII I enjoyed this book I was a Navy journalist during the 80s I grew up watching Bob Hope movies I am not much of a historian or even a history buff but being familiar with Navy Public Affairs and the Armed Forces Radio and TV broadcasting system and having been stationed at one time on the battleship USS Iowa a WWII era battleship on her third commissioning into active service I became somewhat with both WWII history and how the then Armed Forces Radio service and the USO aide the war effort Say what you will about Bob Hope and his troupe of entertainers they did not have to be involvedthey CHOSE to volunteer to get dangerously close to the front to entertain the men and women of the armed services And while you may think he is being paid to be patriotic in his writing you will never know what the phrase bringing you a touch of home actually means and feels like until you sacrifice all that you know to spend years overseas where people don't think like you act like you and in many cases don't look like you That touch of home is sincerely appreciated by the men and women of the armed services It brings a sense of familiarity and of home to those far away from all that is familiarI couldn't help by feel that Bob Hope's book was a great story of his travels abroad but what a comfort it must have been for the families of this brave people overseas to read these stories and imagine Bob Hope entertaining their loved ones I believe this book was one of the greatest public relations stories in and of itselfWhile some of the stories and language may not have stood the test of time it is a remarkable piece of history With the hindsight of time we can see how Bob started a lasting friendship with men like then Gen Dwight D Eisenhower Suffice to say I enjoyed this book immensely It's an easy read and if you love Bob Hope you should read this book


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I Never Left Home ☁ [PDF / Epub] ☀ I Never Left Home By Bob Hope ✎ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk I Never Left Home is a giant omelet consisting of all the eggs Bob Hope laid from London to Bizerte It is the story of hundreds of thousands of our fighting men in the combat areas who never uailed in I Never Left Home is a giant omelet consisting of all the eggs Bob Hope laid from London to Bizerte It is the story of hundreds of thousands of our fighting men in the combat areas who never uailed in front of enemy guns or dive bombers and then were confronted by Hope and his troupe It is the story of the mad concerted enthusiasm of thousands of soldiers every time they saw Bob Hope step to a loudspeaker and announce that Frances Langford was going to sing I Never MOBI :Þ a songNote in a different key For those literal folk who want to know what.

8 thoughts on “I Never Left Home

  1. Mike Sause Mike Sause says:

    Was underwhelming Wasn't enough introspection amongst the humor The jokes are stale and too freuent I get that Hope was a jokester but every other line had a uip And it's hard to get most references because the celebrities haven't stood the test of time

  2. Dave E Dave E says:

    American comedian Bob Hope began his lifelong habit of visiting troops with a handful of other select entertainers in combat areas in World War II This is his recollection of his initial trip to the European Theater told with plenty of jokes but also some touching observations about the troops bravery and life in the military I found it a good short read that provided maybe a little insight into the times than you might otherwise expect from a comedian author

  3. Jon Jon says:

    Publishers Weekly's best selling work of nonfiction for 1944 was this comic account of the comedian Bob Hope's visits to military units in Europe and Africa Light reading it reminded me somewhat of the best seller from two years earlier about being a private in the army In this case however the comedy is coming from someone who has been sent to entertain the troops as Hope would do throughout his lifeThe book is written in a way similar to the novels Jay Cronley and Carrier Fisher This is a hard way to write and I have immense respect for it What I mean is that Hope essentially delivers the text as a series of jokes Each paragraph is a setup that ends with a punch line Sometimes we might get a slightly longer setup but it's rarely than a page The focus here is humorThis wore thin for me however with respect to Bob Hope's book This was for a few reasons One is that after about age twelve I was never much of a fan of the man's work I remember watching his specials as a kid being fascinated by them because well it was television but as I got older I usually preferred to go play with a friend to sitting in front of the TV when Bob was on His jokes often just didn't seem that funny; they seemed canned And that is the case here Another is that many of the jokes don't age that well Often they revolve around popular culture of the era Seventy years later they no longer have as much zing That focus on popular culture also seems many times very insular It's often funny when Hope jokes about himself The self deprecating humor is fine But when he takes jabs at Bing Crosby and other friends the jokes seem to expect us to care as much about his Hollywood friends and world as he does Seventy years later we don'tAs a propaganda piece Hope's work certainly fits well He often makes remarks about how great our military is or how much our nation's young men our sacrificing for us In fact his self deprecating humor often revolves around his inferiority to such servants of the stateAnother major issue with the setup punchline manner of writing at least in this case is that it's often hard to tell what is a joke and what actually happened Hope was so intent on telling jokes that I found myself lost as to where on his tour and in the world Hope was or why it matteredThat's not to say that there were some very engaging passages or some funny moments I loved for example one anecdotestoryjoke about his grandfather and him dancing Hope's grandfather saw that Hope was getting tired and told him You're uite a bit older than you used to be Take and break and I'll finish up for youAnd there's also a very touching passage about joke telling itself perhaps the most touching in the book Hope talks about toppers That's a joke that you tell on top of someone else's a sort of one ups man ship He talks about visiting hospitals and how he couldn't top a guy in a hospital bed If you tell a joke there and the guy has a better one liner back you let it go I mean how do you top a man who had got wounded serving your country especially if he makes a joke about his own ailment?

  4. Phillip Phillip says:

    Here is another fine example of having passed by this book on my parents shelves for decades only to finally crack it open and find its contents uite different from any of my expectatations Instead of the comic novel about a recluce that I had anticipated this volume turns out to be a travelogue of Bob Hope's tour entertaining the troops during World War II His narrative is peppered with his trademark one liners well that's a lot of pepper Let's say that it's marinated in his trademark one liners At the heart of this narrative is the respect Hope expresses for the men and women in service Soldiers sailors WAVs WACs doctors and nurses all garnered praise from him as he tours Europe and Africa sometimes racing nonstop from show to hospital visit to yet another showDespite the grim reality of war surrounding his journey this is a breezey upbeat account

  5. Matt Stebbins Matt Stebbins says:

    Mr Hope's writing style modulates between reverence and slapstick in this amusing read I enjoyed the behind the scenes perspective

  6. Mary Mary says:

    love bob hope but this book about his travels with the troops is too boring and dated

  7. David David says:

    Humorous were you surprised? account of Hope's troop entertainment work 1942 tour of Alaska and the Caribbean and 1943 tour of England Africa Sicily and Iceland Published in 1944

  8. Rod Simmons Rod Simmons says:

    Keeping in mind that this was written in the 40s in the midst of WWII I enjoyed this book I was a Navy journalist during the 80s I grew up watching Bob Hope movies I am not much of a historian or even a history buff but being familiar with Navy Public Affairs and the Armed Forces Radio and TV broadcasting system and having been stationed at one time on the battleship USS Iowa a WWII era battleship on her third commissioning into active service I became somewhat with both WWII history and how the then Armed Forces Radio service and the USO aide the war effort Say what you will about Bob Hope and his troupe of entertainers they did not have to be involvedthey CHOSE to volunteer to get dangerously close to the front to entertain the men and women of the armed services And while you may think he is being paid to be patriotic in his writing you will never know what the phrase bringing you a touch of home actually means and feels like until you sacrifice all that you know to spend years overseas where people don't think like you act like you and in many cases don't look like you That touch of home is sincerely appreciated by the men and women of the armed services It brings a sense of familiarity and of home to those far away from all that is familiarI couldn't help by feel that Bob Hope's book was a great story of his travels abroad but what a comfort it must have been for the families of this brave people overseas to read these stories and imagine Bob Hope entertaining their loved ones I believe this book was one of the greatest public relations stories in and of itselfWhile some of the stories and language may not have stood the test of time it is a remarkable piece of history With the hindsight of time we can see how Bob started a lasting friendship with men like then Gen Dwight D Eisenhower Suffice to say I enjoyed this book immensely It's an easy read and if you love Bob Hope you should read this book

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