1001 Insults, Put-Downs, and Comebacks

1001 Insults, Put-Downs, and Comebacks

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Edited by Steven Price

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  • Publisher: The Lyons Press
  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 173mm x 25mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 19 July 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Guilford
  • ISBN 10: 1599210738
  • ISBN 13: 9781599210735
  • Sales rank: 333,169

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"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it."-Groucho MarxAn insult can be offensive and infuriating, but it means nothing if you have a better 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.

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Steven D. Price, a consulting editor of the Lyons Press, is the author or editor of thirty books, including 1001 Smartest Things Ever Said, 1001 Dumbest Smartest Things Ever Said, and 1001 Funniest Things Ever Said. He lives in New York City, where cutting insults, clever put-downs, and snappy comebacks are a way of life.

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"Devilishly funny..."--Journal Inquirer

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An insult can be offensive and infuriating, but we ve all had those moments where we just wish we had come up with a good one. Even better, having the perfect comeback to one of these rude remarks brings us all the personal satisfaction in the world. 1001 Insults, Put-downs, & 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 has become the oldest living cute boy in the world. Anna Quindlen on Paul McCartney I ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn t it. Groucho Marx When you go to the mind reader, do you get half price? David LettermanClare Booth Luce stood aside and gestured Dorothy Parker to precede her through a door, saying Age before beauty. Parker swept on, saying only Pearls before swine. George Steinbrenner is the center of evil in the universe. Ben Affleck on the New York Yankees owner"