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Toasts: Over 1,500 of the Best Toasts, Sentiments, Blessings, and Graces

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  4 reviews
For anyone who will ever face a sea of expectantly raised glasses, or anyone who is fascinated by words and word-play, this rich compendium of toasts for every occasion will prove as entertaining as it is useful.
The best toasts ever proclaimed (and a few of the worst), funny and sentimental toasts, cynical and heartfelt toasts, old-fashioned and contemporary toasts,
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 5th 1991 by Crown Publishing Group (NY) (first published January 1st 1981)
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Douglas Wilson
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wordsmithing
I enjoy reading collections of sayings and quotes, and just finished this book of toasts by Paul Dickson. It was enjoyable, and as always I picked up a few things. Here are a few favorites.

"May we have more and more friends, and need them less and less"

"Here's champagne to our real friends and real pain to our sham friends"

"Good luck till we are tired of it."
Judith
Dec 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an absolutely delightful little book to read, especially during the holiday season. The author has collected 1,500 toasts and grouped them in categories. He also has included at brief history of toasting and some funny stories about historically good and bad toasts.

One of my favorites: "May you die in bed at ninety-five years, shot by a jealous husband/wife."
Tim Kubiak
Dec 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun and easy read that is both useful in the event you need to prepare for a toast that adds a little insight to the tradition
Rebecca Newman
Dec 19, 2016 rated it liked it
"May your nose run and your feet smell."

A fun, light read- the curses selection made me laugh out loud sometimes.

We should toast more often as a society!
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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
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