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  • The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Saidby Robert Byrne

    Touchstone 2004; US$ 18.00

    Drawing from diverse personages -- Goethe to Churchill to Woody Allen -- Robert Byrne has mined a collection of wit and wisdom that deserves a special place on every humor lover's bookshelf. These unique, witty, and outrageous quotations, previously published in four separate volumes, are now gathered together in a seemingly limitless trove of pithy... more...

  • Viva la Reparteeby Mardy Grothe

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Finding the Right Words for Life's Celebrationsby J. Beverly Daniel

    Pocket Books 2007; US$ 9.95

    Sharing the most joyous moments of our lives begins with FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS FOR LIFE'S CELEBRATIONS Here you'll find: Hundreds of heartwarming phrases for engagements, christenings, adoptions, Bar Mitzvahs, graduations, and more Famous festive quotations Tips for flawlessly wording an announcement or invitation for baby... more...

  • Shakespeare's Insultsby Wayne F. Hill; Cynthia J. Ottchen

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 14.00

    The sharpest stings ever to snap from the tip of an English-speaking tongue are here at hand, ready to be directed at the knaves, villains, and coxcombs of the reader's choice. Culled from 38 plays, here are the best 5,000 examples of Shakespeare's glorious invective, arranged by play, in order of appearance, with helpful act and line numbers for easy... more...

  • Everything I've Learnedby Leslie Pockell; Adrienne Avila

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 8.99

    Rich in words to live by: words that are sometimes quirky, definitely wise, and always right on target. Learn from such luminaries as Theodore Roosevelt, John wayne, Joan Baez, and even the prolific Anonymous, and realize that life is about seizing the day, living in the moment, and being true to oneself. more...

  • If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?by John Lloyd; John Mitchinson

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 21.99

    John Lloyd and John Mitchinson have proven themselves to be masters at digging up obscure facts, abstruse information, and amusing anecdotes and presenting them effortlessly, somewhat slyly, with either great wit or at least a little bit of tongue in cheek. Their gifts are on full display in Quote Interesting, a lively, wonderfully enjoyable anthology... more...

  • The Class of Footballby Adam Schefter

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • The Book of Great Funny One-Linersby Frank Allen

    New Holland Publishers (Australia) 2008; US$ 6.95

    Laugh out loud at this collection of the funniest jokes and one-liners! more...

  • The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twainby Alex Ayres

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.39

    Arranged alphabetically by topic, from Adam to Youth, and culled from his novels, speeches, letters, and conversations, this anthology of quotes is timeless and represents the very essence of Mark Twain -- hilarious, cranky, and insightful. more...

  • 776 Stupidest Things Ever Saidby Ross Petras; Kathryn Petras

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 11.00

    A connoisseur's compendium of Freudian slips,  spoonerisms, double-talk, and utter bosh from famous  and infamous figures past and present -- a  complete course in anti-eloquence by the foot-in-mouth  champions of all time. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...