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Carnival of Wit: From Aristotle to Woody Allen by Leo Rosten Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
Carnival of Wit You want laughter? You want wit? You want wordplays? You want ad-libs, malaprops, puns, one-liners, quips, epigrams, boo-boos, and ironies? You want the funniest lines from the funniest people talking on every subject under the sun from religion to sex, politics to sports, marriage to medicine – from Heaven to Hollywood Hell, and sweeping away all solemnity as they crack you up. You want all this plus Leo Rosten's special brand of wisdom that only the comic can convey? Here is a connoisseur's alphabetically arranged collection of more than 5,000 (but who's counting?) of the funniest things people have said and written over the centuries and over the world. Rosten has arranged them by subjects and styles to make your browsing much more bountiful. And he has supplied not only his captivating commentary but a potpourri of very personal profiles of such immortal luminaries of laughter as Dorothy Parker, Groucho Marx, Oscar Levant, Samuel Goldwyn, Yogi Berra, and other sidesplitters. But whether you're looking for a wry grin, a silent chuckle, or a belly laugh, one thing is sure: The instantly classic collection will light up your mind, warm up your heart, and brighten up your life.
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George W. Bushisms: The Slate Book of The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
George W. Bushisms Judge for yourself. Here are dozens of memorable misstatements by America's syntactically challenged president, collected, annotated, and introduced by Slate magazine's Jacob Weisberg:
"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
"We'll let our friends be the peacekeepers and the great country called America will be the pacemakers."
"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."
"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."
"I do know I'm ready for the job [the presidency]. And if not, that's just the way it goes."
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More George W. Bushisms: More of Slate's Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
More George W. Bushisms The second in a series of books presenting President Bush's most hilarious gaffes. The verbal slips and errors are really quite entertaining, whether they have unintentional double meanings, desperately bad grammar, or simply make complete nonsense:
"It's about past seven in the evening here so we're actually in different time lines."
"This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating."
"We'll be a country where the fabrics are made up of groups and loving centers."
"Of all states that understands local control of schools, Iowa is such a state."
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Still More George W. Bushisms: Neither in French, Nor in English, Nor in Mexican by Jacob Weisberg Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
Still More George W. Bushisms This third book of so-called Bushisms brings another round of George W. Bush's errors of speech. You will be both amused and bemused by the ineptness of many of these genuine quotations, or perhaps you ought to be concerned when you realise the source of these words was a man elected President of the USA. At least he takes the joke well. In response to this series of books, Bush said "Most of you probably didn't know that I have a new book out. Some guy put together a collection of my wit and wisdom - or, as he calls it, my accidental wit and wisdom. Haha! But I'm kind of proud that my words are already in book form."
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Fun-with-words.com > Malapropisms Books > 1,001 Baseball Quips and Quotes
1,001 Baseball Quips and Quotes: Baseball's Funniest Quips, Quotes, Zingers, and Malapropisms by Glenn Liebman Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
1,001 Baseball Quips and Quotes This extraordinary collection of quips and quotes from such legends as Babe Ruth and Ricky Henderson covers all the bases. Some are cutting and sarcastic, others are funny and witty, while others reveal our love and respect for the game. Complete with an index and organized in categories from Achievements to Yankee Stadium.
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Fun-with-words.com > Malapropisms Books > Bred Any Good Rooks Lately?
Bred Any Good Rooks Lately?: A Collection of Puns, Shaggy Dogs, Spoonerisms, Foghoots and Malappropriate Stories by James Charlton and Mary Kornblum (Illustrator) Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
A collection of corny, punning short stories. A brilliant addition to the bookshelf of anyone who enjoys amusing tales, malapropisms, and shaggy dog stories. Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? features the work of the following authors: Stephen King, Donald Hall, John D. MacDonald, Roy Blount, Jr., William Eastlake, George Garrett, Anne Bernays, Stephen Birmingham, Elizabeth Tallent, W. D. Snodgrass, Mark Harris, Robert Terrall, Freida Arkin, Donald Honig, Lawrence Block, Willard Espy, Richard Schickel, William Cole, George Cuomo, Thomas M. Disch, Grendel Briarton, Madeleine L'Engle, Max Wilk, Bette Greene, Isaac Asimov, Richard Elman, Joe W. Haldeman, Annie Dillard, David Slavitt, Frederik Pohl, X. J. Kennedy, Charles Webb, Robert Bloch, Brock Brower, Peter Straub, Tom Clark, Hannah Green, Walter Redfern, Robert Cantwell, William Thompson, Mark Strand, W. P. Kinsella, Joel Oppenheimer, and Donald E. Westlake.
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