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I May Not Be Totally Perfect, but Parts of Me Are Excellent

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
A dazzling collection of witty and wise Pot Shots, or Brilliant Thoughts . . . illustrated epigrams that will inspire your personal quest for telling communication. Fresh, funny, wistful, bright; they may well reflect some of your own deep or whimsical thoughts.

Ashleigh's Pot Shots are acclaimed, told and re-told, by young and old, secular and religious, mainstream and o

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Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 1st 1979 by Woodbridge Press Publishing Co ,U.S. (first published September 1978)
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James
Dec 12, 2007 James rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
After reading the author's PotShots cartoons in the newspaper for years, it's a delight to find a book full of them - each is an epigram of 17 or fewer words illustrated with a cartoon or etching. A book you'll find yourself picking up and flipping through again and again.
LemontreeLime
Jul 26, 2009 LemontreeLime rated it really liked it
I adore Ashleigh's bent way of looking at the world! For example: "I'm in search of myself - have you seen me anywhere?" or "All I ask of Life is a constant and exaggerated sense of my own importance." So Wonderful! So many thanks, Mr. Brillant!
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Aug 01, 2015 Patricia rated it really liked it
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A book of cartoons for cynics.
Valerie
Brilliant doesn't mention the Victorian Punch cartoon 'The Curate's Egg' as the source of the phrase 'Parts of (it) are excellent'. Possibly he doesn't remember the cartoon.

I'm of two minds about Ashleigh Brilliant. There's no doubt his 'meaning play' is quite delightful. And he often nails the exact right phrasing for things. But I don't care for his possessive attitude. It may be a part of the common pathology of our society that writers feel they have to have absolute control over 'their' wo
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Jmp
Feb 01, 2015 Jmp rated it really liked it
Very funny. Great illustrations. This guy has one weird but wonderful mind. This book would be a great gift for special friends.
John Blevins
Apr 01, 2015 John Blevins rated it it was amazing
I own several of Brilliant's books, and love them all. They're full of aphorisms, with sample drawings to complement. I enjoyed using them to kick of business meetings, educations sessions, etc.
Erin E
Dec 23, 2010 Erin E rated it it was amazing
Shelves: before-2010
Everyone should read this book! There are some "zinger" quotes in here!

"I hear water is dangerous, it's full of hydrogen and oxygen"
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