Grumpy Old Wit

Grumpy Old Wit : The Greatest Collection of Grumpy Wit Ever Assembled from Socrates to Meldrew

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Do you think the world's going to hell in a handcart? Do you reckon the light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train? If the answer is a heartfelt yes, you'll feel right at home amongst the malcontents and misanthropes here. Woody Allen, W.C. Fields, Dorothy Parker, Joan Rivers, Jo Brand, Mark Lamarr and Victor Meldrew are just some of the world-class curmudgeons to sound-off hilariously about all the things that make you seethe: traffic wardens, cold callers, caravans, James Blunt, estate agents, other drivers, being put on hold, men in flip-flops and modern art. With over 4,000 entries, this is the most comprehensive collection of grumpiness there has ever been. As for you Pollyannas who persist in looking for silver linings despite dire weather warnings, isn't it about time you woke up and smelt the rancid coffee? Cast off those rose-tinted spectacles, climb on board the handcart and fasten your seatbelts: it's going to be one hell of a grumpy ride.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 152 x 198 x 34mm | 480.81g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Ebury Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0091917832
  • 9780091917838
  • 630,342

About Rosemarie Jarski

Rosemarie Jarski is a screenwriter dividing her time between Britain and the States. Her other quotations books include The Funniest Thing You Never Said, Great British Wit, A Word from the Wise, Wrinklies' Wit and Wisdom, Wisecracks and Hollywood Wit. She has also written a spoof guide to How to Be A Celebrity.show more

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Do you think the world's going to hell in a handcart? Do you believe the light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train? If the answer is a heartfelt yes, you'll feel right at home among the malcontents and misanthropes here. Victor Meldrew, Basil Fawlty, Jack Dee, Joan Rivers and Rodney Dangerfield are just some of the world-class curmudgeons who sound off hilariously about everything that makes us seethe - from cold callers to caravans, traffic wardens to dog muck. With over 4,000 entries, this is the most comprehensive collection of grumpiness there has ever been. Climb aboard the handcart and fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a grumpy ride.show more

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