Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Richard Kadrey



Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside Reference- Quotations Anecdotes and Proverbs

The Big Curmudgeon: 2,500 Irreverently Outrageous Quotations from World-Class Grump and Cantankerous Commentators

by

The Big Curmudgeon: 2,500 Irreverently Outrageous Quotations from World-Class Grump and Cantankerous Commentators Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The author of the wildly successful Portable Curmudgeon and Portable Curmudgeon Redux outdoes himself in the biggest collection yet of acid wit and wisdom cunningly collected from sardonic savants of every stripe.

A curmudgeon is defined as 1. A crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man; 2. Anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; or 3. anyone who points out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner. The Big Curmudgeon is the richest collection yet of curmudgeonly commentary, combining all of the material from the bestselling Portable Curmudgeon and Portable Curmudgeon Redux, plus selections from A Curmudgeons Garden of Love—and lots of brand-new quips, quotations, and wisdom freshly collected by compiler extraordinaire, Jon Winokur.

Arranged alphabetically by subject and featuring special sections on such world-class grumps as H.L. Mencken, John Simon, W.C. Fields, and Dorothy Parker, the book is the last witty word on all things cynical, snide, and hilariously grouchy.

Equally suited to the "humor" and "reference" sections, The Big Curmudgeon is filled with the pithiest, smartest things ever said by the wittiest people who ever lived.

About the Author

Jon Winokur was the originator of the Curmudgeon franchise, which includes The Portable Curmudgeon, The Portable Curmudgeon Redux, and A Curmudgeons Garden of Love. He is also the editor responsible for Zen to Go, Mondo Canine, and True Confessions. He lives in Pacific Palisades, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781579126971
Subtitle:
2,500 Outrageously Irreverent Quotations from World-Class Grumps and Cantankerous Commentators
Author:
Winokur, Jon
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Subject:
General
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Quotations, English
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070530
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
660
Dimensions:
6.25 x 5.5 in

Other books you might like

  1. Plant This!: Best Bets for... Used Trade Paper $6.50
  2. Proust Was a Neuroscientist
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  3. New York Times Parents Guide To Best... Used Trade Paper $8.50
  4. The Sunny Side: Short Stories and... New Hardcover $18.75
  5. Grayson
    Used Trade Paper $2.50
  6. American Wife
    Used Hardcover $3.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Reference » Quotations Anecdotes and Proverbs

The Big Curmudgeon: 2,500 Irreverently Outrageous Quotations from World-Class Grump and Cantankerous Commentators Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.50 In Stock
Product details 660 pages Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers - English 9781579126971 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.