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The 2,548 Wittiest Things Anybody Ever Saidby Robert Byrne
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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.”
A fresh selection of sharp, witty zingers gathered from both famous and utterly unknown (but very quotable) sources, by the editor of the popular The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
Robert Byrne’s quote books are widely praised as authoritative and accessible sources of sayings for any and all occasions. Byrne’s own wit, diligent research, and creativity combine to form a fresh go-to reference that serves readers better than Google—no Wi-Fi required. The 2,548 Wittiest Things Anybody Ever Said 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:
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.”
NORA EPHRON: “Successful parents have adult children who can pay for their own psychoanalysis.”
This compilation, to be enjoyed by generations young and old, deserves a place of honor on every language lover’s bookshelf.
About the Author
Robert Byrne is the author of seven novels, five collections of humorous quotations, seven books on billiards, and an exposé of frauds in the literary world. Byrne was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, where he has a regular humor column in the Dubuque Herald Times. Visit his website at Byrne.org.
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