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Wit and Wisecracks

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  97 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Rollicking humor from a great wit, including, "Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated".
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Peter Pauper Press (first published June 1st 1961)
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Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Jason by: Fellow Twain fan cleaning off his shelves
I love Twain quotes even when they're not his. All of these in here belong to him. This is a shorty that could be handled in one sitting, but I decided to savor it with just a few pages a night. Some quote are humorous, some are merely wise, but most were both. The only reason it doesn't get five stars is that it's missing a few gems I love. Such is the bane of having looked into MT's witticisms extensively. All of the quotes come from his various writings, letters, stories, novels, etc.

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Melissa Jacobson
I mean...not a lot to say about this. It is a bunch of funny quotes by Mark Twain and none of them have any context haha. This was fast and a quick read and made me chuckle.
Nicholas Maulucci
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: philosophy
I am a fan of Mark twain. his fiction is classic- his Mississippi river colloquialisms unparalleled. that being said, I was disappointed in this book of his quips. I was surprised with his pessimism in human nature. there was almost nothing of value in the entire book. read his fiction- leave his non-fiction.
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fun quick read.

Some great pearls you have probly heard quoted or misquoted TONNES.
Certainly some darker humor too, and some outright black humor.
Not a book I will go back and re-read, but worth the 5 minutes it takes to get through.
Debora H
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
This little tome was a gift. Per its title, it is filled with the witticisms of Mark Twain. You will ponder his thoughts much longer than it takes to read the book.
May 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A book to pull out for fun quotes.
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Found this in the Samuel Clemens room in the Garth Woodside Mansion where I'm staying in Hannibal, MO. It's the same room Mark Twain stayed in when he visited Hannibal, so I had to read it here.
Santino Maulucci
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked this book. I probably liked it because I enjoy wit and wisecracks. I also like reading Mark Twain.
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Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
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Aug 09, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everybody.
The great American genius!
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