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Big Curmudgeon: 2,500 Outrageously Irreverent Quotations from World-Class Grumps and Cantankerous Commentators

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The author of the wildly successful Portable Curmudgeon and Portable Curmudgeon Redux outdoes himself in the biggest collection yet of acid wit and wisdom cunningly collected from sardonic savants of every stripe.

A curmudgeon is defined as 1. A crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man; 2. Anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; or 3. anyone w
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Paperback, 660 pages
Published May 30th 2007 by Black Dog & Leventhal
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Kbmaxwell Maxwell
Sep 15, 2008 Kbmaxwell Maxwell rated it it was amazing
This is a book I will never finish reading--it is too much fun to read and re-read some of the most insightful, pithy, and downright rude comments in the western world. I loved the interviews with famous "curmudgeons"--actually, people who call nonsense by any other name that will make offenders uncomfortable in the extreme--ALL of Us!
If you don't squirm a little and laugh a lot while reading this, there's no hope for you--just lie down and let the rest of the inhuman race run right over you--yo
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Katherine Furman
Jul 09, 2007 Katherine Furman rated it really liked it
This book is right up my alley. Snarky people saying snotty things like, "Favorite animal: Steak" and "I require three things in a man: He must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid."

The book is mostly quotes and quips so it's not a straight read through kind of thing, which makes it perfect for when you need to be quickly reminded of how ass backwards the world is and how you're not the only one it's incessantly pissing off. There's also interviews with curmudgeonly people like Lewis Black and bio
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Gwen Burrow
Dec 21, 2010 Gwen Burrow rated it it was amazing
Shelves: logophilia
Twain is a curmudgeon, a very good one. So is Mencken. So is Bierce. But Lewis Black--sorry. He's just a potty-mouthed grouch. And Carrie Fisher's a whiner (Princess Leia didn't get her very far). This book is basically a mix between the two: bona fide snarkist vs. vulgar sourpuss. And it's worth every laugh and "oh, sheesh" you give it.
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