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andlt;Bandgt;A fresh selection of sharp, witty zingers gathered from both famous and utterly unknown (but very quotable) sources, by the editor of the popular andlt;Iandgt;The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Saidandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Robert Byrneand#8217;s quote books are widely praised as authoritative and accessible sources of sayings for any and all occasions. Byrneand#8217;s own wit, diligent research, and creativity combine to form a fresh go-to reference that serves readers better than Googleand#8212;no Wi-Fi required. andlt;Iandgt;The 2,548 Wittiest Things Anybody Ever Said andlt;/Iandgt;is an all-new collection of clever quips and laugh-out-loud punch lines from Gracie Allen to Frank Zappa, on such topics as sex, divorce, religion, fashion, animals, and money: andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;STEVE MARTIN: andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;Bandgt;and#8220;Iand#8217;d do anything for a good body except exercise and eat right.and#8221; andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;Bandgt;andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;JON STEWART: andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;Bandgt;and#8220;War is Godand#8217;s way of teaching Americans geography.and#8221; andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;NORA EPHRON: andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;Bandgt;and#8220;Successful parents have adult children who can pay for their own psychoanalysis.and#8221; andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This compilation, to be enjoyed by generations young and old, deserves a place of honor on every language loverand#8217;s bookshelf.

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A follow-up to The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said—a fresh selection of sharp, witty zingers gathered from both famous and utterly unknown (but quotable) sources.

Robert Byrne’s quote books are widely praised as authoritative and accessible sources of sayings for any and all occasions. Byrne’s wit, diligent research, and creativity combine to form a fresh go-to reference that serves users better than Google—no wi-fi required. 

This new book is contextualized by theme, flowing logically to form a narrative. Quotations on courtship are followed by snippets on love, sex, and divorce. Quotations on lawyers are followed by quotes on money, and so on. This collection is not just reference but also serves as entertainment in and of itself.

A sampling of the contents, in no particular order:

·      Steve Martin: “I’d do anything for a good body except exercise and eat right.”

·      Jon Stewart: “War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.”

·      Amanda Cross: “The point of quotations is that one can use another’s words to be insulting.”

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Robert Byrneandlt;/bandgt; is the author of seven novels, five collections of humorous quotations, seven books on billiards, and an exposand#233; of frauds in the literary world. Byrne was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, where he has a regular humor column in the andlt;iandgt;Dubuque Herald Timesandlt;/iandgt;. Visit his website at Byrne.org.

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ISBN:
9781451648904
Author:
Byrne, Robert
Publisher:
Touchstone
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Reference; Toasts; Speeches; Famous Quotes; Famous People; What Famous People Said; Quotable; Funny; Good Present; Comedians; Life Lessons; The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
Subject:
Reference; Toasts; Speeches; Famous Quotes; Famous People; What Famous People Said; Quotable; Funny; Good Present; Comedians; Life Lessons; The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said; Bartlett s Familiar Quotations
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20120501
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 b-w drawings t-o
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , A follow-up to The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said—a fresh selection of sharp, witty zingers gathered from both famous and utterly unknown (but quotable) sources.

Robert Byrne’s quote books are widely praised as authoritative and accessible sources of sayings for any and all occasions. Byrne’s wit, diligent research, and creativity combine to form a fresh go-to reference that serves users better than Google—no wi-fi required. 

This new book is contextualized by theme, flowing logically to form a narrative. Quotations on courtship are followed by snippets on love, sex, and divorce. Quotations on lawyers are followed by quotes on money, and so on. This collection is not just reference but also serves as entertainment in and of itself.

A sampling of the contents, in no particular order:

·      Steve Martin: “I’d do anything for a good body except exercise and eat right.”

·      Jon Stewart: “War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.”

·      Amanda Cross: “The point of quotations is that one can use another’s words to be insulting.”

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