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    Description"The stupid person's idea of a clever person."--Elizabeth Bowen on Aldous Huxley "That insolent little ruffian, that crapulous lout. When he quitted a sofa, he left behind him a smear."--Norman Cameron on Dylan Thomas An insult can be bad-mannered, offensive, and infuriating, but every one of us has surely had one of those moments when we just wish we had thought of a good one. Unlike most of us, however, there are those who always seem to have the perfect comeback. 1001 Insults, Put-Downs, and Comebacks gathers together the very sharpest of these barbs from a wide variety of sources, with some of the wickedest put-downs from the literary, political, and entertainment worlds, along with many others, including: -"A large shaggy dog unchained scouring the beaches of the world and baying at the moon."--Robert Louis Stevenson on Walt Whitman -"The triumph of sugar over diabetes."--George Nathan on J. M. Barrie -"He was another one that was a complete fizzle . . . Pierce didn't know what was going on, and even if he had, he wouldn't have known what to do about it."--Harry Truman on Franklin Pierce -"He is such an infernal liar."--Ulysses Grant on Andrew Johnson -"Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it."--Mark Twain -"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it."--Groucho Marx -"Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome."--Oscar Levant


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    Title
    1001 Insults, Put-Downs and Comebacks
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Steven D. Price
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 30 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781592287970
    ISBN 10: 1592287972
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    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    BIC subject category V2: DQ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T General Subject: 460
    BIC subject category V2: WHX
    BIC E4L: HUM
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    DC22: 082
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 818.5402, 818/.5402
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN6231.I65 A15 2005
    Thema V1.0: DNT, WHX
    Illustrations note
    b&w and colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Globe Pequot Press
    Imprint name
    The Lyons Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Guilford
    Author Information
    Steven D. Price, a consulting editor of The Lyons Press, is the author of twenty-five books, including "The Quotable Horse Lover, The Ultimate Fishing Guide, 1001 Dumbest Things Ever Said," and "1001 Smartest Things Ever Said." A resident of New York City, he is exposed daily to cutting insults, rude put-downs, and quick comebacks.
    Review quote
    ."..devilishly funny...""--Journal Inquirer"
    Back cover copy
    A collection of often impolite but always witty taunts from the world's masters of the studied insult. An insult can be bad-mannered, offensive, and infuriating, but everyone has surely had one of those moments when we just wish we had thought of a good one. Unlike most of us however, there are those who always seem to have the perfect comeback. 1001 Insults, Put-Downs, and Comebacks gathers together the very sharpest of these barbs from a wide variety of sources with some of the wickedest put-downs from the literary, political, and entertainment worlds, along with many others, including: "He had a mind so fine that no idea could violate it."--T. S. Eliot on Henry James "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it."--Groucho Marx "A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners." --Mignon McLaughlin "Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing."--Dave Barry "George Steinbrenner is the center of evil in the universe."--Ben Affleck on the New York Yankees owner