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Rickles' Letters

3.16  ·  Rating Details  ·  96 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews

Along with collected letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Jefferson and Wendell Willkie, Rickles' Letters illustrates the power of eloquent correspondence and offers universal wisdom for the ages. For example:

RICKLES TO MRS. LINCOLN: "Sorry you had problems at Ford's Theatre last night, but could you get me a couple of aisle tickets for the Saturday matinee?"


Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 11th 2008 by Simon & Schuster
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ZaBeth  Marsh
Nov 29, 2008 ZaBeth Marsh rated it liked it
Recommended to ZaBeth by: Steve
If you haven't read anything else from Don Rickles or you aren't familiar with his style of comedy this isn't the book to read first. You need to start with "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project" that was shown on HBO and produced with his son, Larry Richles. This fun, quick read won't make sense if you don't already understand Rickles and know his background story. If you do this book is a scream and another quick hit Mr. Warmth. He hasn't lost his touch. My favorite is his letter to Snoop Dogg.
Paul Pessolano
Feb 13, 2011 Paul Pessolano rated it liked it
Don Rickles, the old hockey puck himself, has sat down and put his acerbic wit into letters. The letters were never mailed, probably for fear of his life. The letters were "sent" to persons ranging from Hollywood, sports, TV, radio, and religious personalities.

To give you some idea of what you will be getting into I have copied his letter that he would have sent to "Dr. Phil". My apologies to Dr. Phil fans, but remember Rickles said it,

Dear Dr. Phil,

Watched the show the other day, and boy was I
Jeff Ferry
Aug 03, 2014 Jeff Ferry rated it really liked it
I gave it a 4 because it is very funny, but I will warn you that it is very short. You could read the book in probably 30-60 minutes. This is for fans of Rickles only most likely.
Jun 10, 2014 Traci rated it it was amazing
Dear Mr. Rickles,
Thank you for writing this hilarious book! Stay classy you hockey puck!
Jan 22, 2015 Jenn rated it really liked it
Hilarious!! Thoroughly enjoyed this book :)
Apr 18, 2015 Timothy rated it it was ok
Very light reading. If you're expecting side splitting laughter here, you won't find it in this book. It seems to have been a quick cash grab after his successful biography. There are some funny letters here, but nothing hilarious.
Kenneth Winfield Emerton
I read this book in a day, which is quite impressive for me. It was an extremely quick read, however, that doesn't mean it's great. I'll say that it is worth one read, but I wouldn't read it again. It's Rickle's humor, and you need to understand that. It's funny at some parts, hilarious at others, and just amusing at other parts. But if you ever need something to help kill time, it's a good choice.
Jan 30, 2009 Andy rated it liked it
Shelves: humor
Kind of a disappointment after his last book. This feels like a quickie, cash-in follow-up. It is a skimpy book for the price, but if there is anyone in the world I want to give my money to it's Don Rickles. If there was an audio book version read by Rickles it would probably be twice as good.
Jan 03, 2009 lynn rated it it was ok
i suppose i was looking for a laugh out loud book..this was not it.. it was cute..rickles writing letters to people..and funny..but not laugh out was a quick read otherwise i don't think i would have finished it...
Adam Sharp
Apr 17, 2010 Adam Sharp rated it it was ok
"Rickles' Book" was pure genius, and I loved every word of it... "Letters," on the other hand, was a little hit-or-miss, though nonetheless authored by a man I worship....
Aug 18, 2009 Jennifer rated it liked it
Dear Mr. Rickles,

Thanks for writing the book. Only wish I'd thought of it first, so I'd be in the money!

Your envious fan ;)
Nov 23, 2009 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
This is such a fun book and fun book concept. I read it so fast I just couldn’t put it down. Please please make another book just like this.
Jan 30, 2009 Kirque rated it liked it
Few people know that Don is actually the paternal grandfather of Triumph the Insult Dog.
Chris Humphrey
Aug 24, 2012 Chris Humphrey rated it did not like it
old jokes. read 90 pages without a laugh, and I like Don.
Jun 20, 2009 Dennis rated it did not like it
Can't believe this hockey puck wrote a book!
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Donald Jay "Don" Rickles is an American stand-up comedian and actor. A frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Rickles has acted in comedic and dramatic roles, but is best known as an insult comic. However, unlike many insult comics who only find short-lived success, Rickles has enjoyed a sustained career, thanks to a distinct sense of humor, a very sharp wit and impeccable timi ...more
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