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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Art Imitates Family Historian

Humorist Art Buchwald rose from his disused deathbed to attend the Possible Dreams Auction on Martha's Vineyard Monday night. The dream he offered—to have him conduct an interview and write a family history—drew some of the highest bids of the evening.

Mr. Lee mercilessly coaxed audience members to raise their bids, cracking the gavel at $21,000. But 22 dreams later, Mr. Lee revealed that another family had come forward with an offer to match, and Mr. Buchwald agreed to write two family histories - bringing the total to $42,000.

"We're lifelong fans of Art Buchwald's," said Dan Burstein of Weston, Conn., the second bidder. "We think it will be very historic to have our family history told by Art." [Link]

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