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Rickles' Letters

3.09 of 5 stars 3.09  ·  rating details  ·  82 ratings  ·  13 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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Nov 29, 2008 ZaBeth rated it 3 of 5 stars
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. ...more
Paul Pessolano
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
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.
Dear Mr. Rickles,
Thank you for writing this hilarious book! Stay classy you hockey puck!
Kenneth 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 3 of 5 stars
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.
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
"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....
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 ;)
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.
Few people know that Don is actually the paternal grandfather of Triumph the Insult Dog.
Chris Humphrey
old jokes. read 90 pages without a laugh, and I like Don.
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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