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  • Viva la Reparteeby Mardy Grothe

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    For most of us, that perfect retort or witty reply often escapes us when we need it most, only to come to mind with perfect clarity when it's too late to be useful. The twentieth-century writer Heywood Broun described this all-too-common phenomenon when he wrote "Repartee is what we wish we'd said." In Viva la Repartee , Dr. Mardy Grothe, author... more...

  • The Class of Footballby Adam Schefter

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Insightful, poignant, inspiring, and witty, The Class of Football is a heartfelt collection of hard-earned wisdom and life's lessons from the Hall-of-Fame induction speeches of the NFL's all-time greatest players. Compiled in conjunction with the Pro Football Hall of Fame, The Class of Football brings together sage advice from legends of the... more...

  • Ifferismsby Mardy Grothe

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Perfect for linguaphiles and lovers of quotes, Ifferisms is a lively compendium of wit, wisdom, and wordplay from Dr. Mardy Grothe, author of I Never Metaphor I Didn?t Like, Viva La Repartee, and Oxymoronica. A collection of aphorisms?pithy observations that communicate some kind of truth about the human experience? Ifferisms contains those... more...

  • Bartlett's Familiar Quotationsby John Bartlett; Geoffrey O'Brien

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; Not Available

    More than 150 years after its original publication, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. BARTLETT'S showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily... more...

  • In the Words of South African Sporting Heroesby George Claassen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 8.48

    South Africans embrace their sportsmen and women as heroes and symbols of hope, courage and reconciliation. Collected in In the Words of South African Sporting Heroes are comments - from the inspirational to the humorous to the downright bizarre - by those we hold with such high esteem, on subjects as diverse as Captaincy, Fame, Life, Money in Sport... more...

  • Stewart's Quotable African Womenby Julia Stewart

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 11.88

    African women have not only been witnesses to their times; they have also been actors and key players, and their role in the affairs of the continent continues to grow. The women whose voices are heard in Quotable African Women come from all walks of life, their thoughts and words cover many subjects and represent varying opinions. But one thing... more...

  • 1,001 Pearls of Golfers' Wisdomby Jim Apfelbaum; Arnold Palmer

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    There?s an old adage about sports writing that says ?the smaller the ball, the better the writing.? The quotes that make up 1,001 Pearls of Golfer?s Wisdom prove that to be most definitely true! Including great golfers from all around the world and every era of history--Ben Hogan, Bob Hope, George Bernard Shaw, Gary Player, John Updike, Laura Baugh,... more...

  • 5,000 Great One Linersby Grant Tucker

    Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.65

    Whether told in the rugby clubs of Wales or the gentlemen’s clubs of London, their sharpness and simplicity unites us all. Short, sweet and wickedly clever, they hold a special place in the annals of comedy, and as the rise of Twitter heralds a resurrection of the art form, there seems no better time to celebrate the immortal one-liner. In this... more...

  • In the Words of Nelson Mandelaby Jennifer Crwys-Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.28

    Through his words and deeds Nelson Mandela has been embraced by the world as a symbol of courage, hope and reconciliation. Collected in In the Words of Nelson Mandela, his comments on subjects as diverse as Humanity, Racism, Friendship, Oppression and Freedom provide an insight into the man and all he stands for. By turns moving, generous, humorous... more...

  • 101 Doughnut Proverbsby David M. Abramowicz

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 5.99

    101 Doughnut Proverbs is a collection of humorous adages related to the beloved pastry. The Author's amusing comparisons raise the awareness of the reader to important lessons in life in a comical context. more...