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Lying, Cheating, and Stealing: Great Writers on Getting What You Want When You Want It

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Drinking, Smoking & Screwing made quite an impression, but it didn't tell the whole story. This deviously inspiring plunge mto the netherworld of grifters, fibbers, shysters, and scam artists finally settles the score. With over twenty-five page-turning excerpts from this century's wildest and most entertaining American writers -- including Dorothy Parker, Dashiell Ham ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Chronicle Books (CA)
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Bonnie Fazio
I don't remember this. I read it 14-1/2 years ago -- that's probably why.
Entertaining collection of writing. My only beef with it is that every time I really started to get into an excerpt, it ended, making plunging into the next one more difficult.
Good premise, but boring reading. I bought it just for the e e cummings poem, May I Feel Said He?
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Had to read portions of this for my college writing class
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Shelves: essay, lectures
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