Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, soft cover, 167 pages, $12.95
Summary: If you ever need something to prop open a door, or start a fire, The Snark Handbook might just be your solution! For those who don’t know what snark is, it simply means a slyly biting, smart-ass remark with disparaging undertones. Larry’s book is a collection of incredibly witty phrases from luminaries the world over.
Communication skills cannot be underestimated. Give me a good communicator over a brilliant mind any day! Ever wonder how some people can respond with such quick wit? Some say it’s a gift of tongue, but I say it’s a learned skill that everyone can cultivate. With The Snark Handbook, not only will you bust a gut laughing, you’ll be able to insult others without them evening knowing!
Please enjoy some snarky examples from each of the 14 chapters below:
“Condoms aren’t completely safe. A friend of mine was wearing one and got hit by a bus.” – Bob Rubin.
“I had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.” -Groucho Marx.
“Be nice to your kids. They’ll choose your nursing home.” -Anon
“I’ll try being nicer, if you try being smarter.” -Anon
Money and the Economy:
“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” -Dorothy Parker
Politics and the Media:
“If pro is the opposite of con, then what is the opposite of progress?” – Anon
Drugs, Drinking and the Law:
“The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.” -Martin Mull
“Acting is about honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” -George Burns
“Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn’t have in your home.” -David Frost
“I don’t care what is written about me so long as it isn’t true.” -Dorothy Parker
“He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.” – Billy Wilder
“The only reason I don’t like playing in the World Series is I can’t watch myself play.” -Reggie Jackson
“They always throw around this term the liberal elite. And I kept thinking to myself about the Christian right. What’s more elite than believing that only you will go to heaven?” – Jon Stewart
Death and Dying:
“It’s not that I’m afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” -Woody Allen
If laughter is to life, then The Snark Handbook is to toilet where you will have a wonderfully good time reading! Not only does The Snark Handbook contain a collection of fantastic quotes, it also contains snarky examples for dating come-ons, put-downs and so much more. I haven’t laughed this much since Toyota blamed their accelerator problem on faulty floor mats! That’s not true. I laughed harder after watching Tiger’s incredibly smooth for a robot press conference!
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