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The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners: Over 10,000 Gems of Wit and Wisdom, One-liners and Wisecracks
The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners contains the ultimate, most comprehensive compendium of humor ever compiled. From shaggy-dog stories to jokes for roasts and toasts, virtually every form of verbal humor on a whole raft of topics is represented in this not totally politically correct—but always diverting—collection of ticklers and howlers for any occasion. ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Running Press
(first published October 31st 2004)
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Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners has--according to my edition--over 8,000 gems of wit wisdom. It comes complete with quotes from everyone from Oscar Wilde to Lenny Bruce from Mae West to Margaret Cho and Roseanne Barr. The key word from the title, I believe, is zingers. If you're not expecting the outrageous and pointed comment, then this collection is not for you. There is a quote that says, "A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone." (Jo Godwin) I would say that this is ...more
Nov 25, 2008 Laura rated it did not like it
I love quotes, so when I saw the title of this book in the libraries catalog, I had to check it out. Unfortunately, most of the quotes in here are either mean, crude, obscene, or just plain rude. There are a couple gems in here, but in order to find them you must filter through all the other nonsense and filth. I was very disappointed with the sources they got their quotes from, it seemed like a lot of them were from TV shows that I don't watch (for obvious reasons) and I found it rather distast ...more