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    Rationalizations to Live by (Paperback) By (author) Henry Beard, By (author) Andy Borowitz, By (author) John Boswell

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    DescriptionA book for everyone who's ever cheated just a little bit at golf (I'm only moving the ball to where it should have landed) or gone to a party instead of visiting a sick friend (If I were in the hospital, I wouldn't want a bunch of people bothering me), "Rationalizations to Live By" offers dozens of perfect rationalizations for behavior that ranges from the selfish, thoughtless, and irresponsible to the boorish, self-destructive, and un-p.c. A group effort by four of the funniest people writing books today, it evokes both nervous laughter (for what we recognize in ourselves) and happy superiority (because we can't believe anyone could do that). For example: Look how long the French live. All of this shopping is good for the economy.This doesn't really count as sex.I'm earning frequent-flyer miles.Video games are good for my kid's motor skills. Picasso didn't do his best work until he was 70.He'll just spend it on liquor.I only smoke at parties.And, of course, the universal: Everybody does it.


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    Title
    Rationalizations to Live by
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry Beard, By (author) Andy Borowitz, By (author) John Boswell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 184 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 123 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780761116363
    ISBN 10: 0761116362
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ABM
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    B&T General Subject: 460
    BIC E4L: HUM
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    DC21: 818.5402
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 818/.602, 818.5402
    LC classification: PN6231.E87
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    LC classification: PN6231.E87 B43 2000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: WH
    Publisher
    Workman Publishing
    Imprint name
    Workman Publishing
    Publication date
    25 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    You're Lazy, Thoughtless, And Self-Involved. And That's Great! A book for everyone who's ever cheated at golf, snuck a peek at a friend's diary or finished the whole pint of ice cream, here is a gleeful compendium of rationalizations to live by. Because no matter how badly we behave, there's a little voice inside our heads that says something to make us feel better.