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    DescriptionJohn Lloyd and John Mitchinson have proven themselves to be masters at digging up obscure facts, abstruse information, and amusing anecdotes and presenting them effortlessly, somewhat slyly, with either great wit or at least a little bit of tongue in cheek. Their gifts are on full display in "Quote Interesting, " a lively, wonderfully enjoyable anthology of hundreds of quotes you probably have never heard before, arranged thematically from A to Z. From laugh-out-loud-funny "bon mots" to some real headscratchers, Lloyd and Mitchinson have gathered a universe of star-studded blurbs like: "The Beatles are dying in the wrong order." --Victor Lewis Smith "When you forget to eat, you know you're alive." --Henry James "I think people would be alive today if there were a death penalty." --Nancy Reagan "You know 'that look' women get when they want sex? Me neither." --Steve Martin


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    Title
    If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?
    Subtitle
    Smart Quotes for Dumb Times
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Mitchinson, By (author) John Lloyd
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307460660
    ISBN 10: 0307460665
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 680
    Libri: I-RB
    BIC subject category V2: GBCQ
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REF023000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14110
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A23308400
    BISAC V2.8: REF019000
    Abridged Dewey: 081
    DC21: 082.0207
    DC22: 082.0207
    LC classification: PN6081 .Q5 2008
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    04 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    JOHN LLOYD is the producer of the hit British comedy shows Not the Nine O’Clock News, Blackadder, and Spitting Image. He recently earned a lifetime achievement award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). JOHN MITCHINSON is a writer, and, with Lloyd, a producer for the British television show QI. They both drink at the same pub.