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The Official Rules

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Hardcover, 210 pages
Published January 1st 1978 by Delacorte Press
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Apr 12, 2014 Jesus rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: funny
Could be better if not in alphabetical order. A good source of "one liners" for illustrating presentations or otherwise dull documents. :-)
Funny, but maybe a bit much
This book can be used for reference, or read straight through. Many of the 'rules' elaborated are familiar, some come from insights and experience of readers. Not all are equally brilliant, but many are funny (or 'too true to be funny').
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Paul Dickson is the author of more than 45 nonfiction books and hundreds of magazine articles. Although he has written on a variety of subjects from ice cream to kite flying to electronic warfare, he now concentrates on writing about the American language, baseball and 20th century history.

Dickson, born in Yonkers, NY, graduated from Wesleyan University in 1961 and was honored as a Distinguished A
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