Author: Lawrence Dorfman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2017-08-22
From the author of the bestselling Snark series comes the premiere guide to satire, sneering, jeering, and mockery in their finest forms. A surviving knight of many a verbal joust, Larry Dorfman has become an expert at backhanded sass and cathartic banter. Featuring life lessons from the master himself, as well as quotes and quips by some of history’s sarcastic greats, The Sarcasm Handbook teaches readers how to deflect stupidity and express their inner dissatisfaction with a keen sensibility, hushing subtlety, and wisecrack wit. Included in these invaluable teachings are chapters on achieving the right tone, sarcastic bastards in history, as well as scenarios depicting some of the greatest moments in sarcasm. So pick up your copy today and start learning the art of disparagement through passive aggressiveness!
Author: James Napoli
Release Date: 2017-12-21
Genre: American wit and humor
It's clear: today, idiots are everywhere. So James Napoli, esteemed director of the National Sarcasm Society, has created a smart-aleck dictionary that defines pop-culture touchstones and throws shade on the hopelessly foolish. With copiously illustrated snarky entries on everything from "Alternative Facts" and "Congress" to "Cable News" and "Uber," The Official Dictionary of Idiocy brings much-needed laughter to these crazy days.
A collection of photos features misspelled and ungrammatical signs from across the United States and the world, along with captions that further clarify or amplify their humorous aspects, including "We are doing toilets cleaning, so sorry for the incontinence" (at KFC), "No parking aloud" (street sign), and many more. Original.
Author: Lawrence Dorfman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-09-01
What do Dorothy Parker, Groucho Marx, H. L. Mencken, Oscar Wilde, Robert Benchley, George Bernard Shaw, Jules Feiffer, Bill Hicks, Bill Maher, Phyllis Diller, Édith Piaf, W. C. Fields, Mark Twain, Voltaire, Charles Bukowski, and countless others have in common? Not a thing, other than each was a brilliantly snarky wit and all are included in this compendium of the original snark handbooks. Hear wit, sarcasm, and offhanded comments from: The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring The Snark Handbook: Insult Edition The Snark Handbook: Sex Edition Snark! The Herald Angels Sing The Snark Handbook: Politics and Government Edition The Snark Handbook: Clichés Edition The Snark Handbook: Parenting Edition Isn’t that enough!?!? A minor literary success (beloved by both minors and miners), the snark handbooks have cemented their position in the literary world, high atop toilet seats everywhere. Now in one great big edition, this lofty tome promises to fulfill the need to chuckle, guffaw, titter, groan, and belly laugh as readers dip in and out of the great minds in literature, comedy, movies, music, and more. Proceed with caution.
Author: Gregory Bergman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-09-01
You order a large coffee with milk and two sugars at the drive thru, and wind up with a large black—decaf. You go to save the presentation that's taken you all week to complete—only to discover it's corrupt. Your bank slaps you with a $25 charge for overdrafting 25 cents… And all you can think is…WTF? Luckily for you, this book fills in the blanks and gives you humorous ideas for what to do when life makes them say, "what the f*#!?" Step by step, the authors take readers through inventively therapeutic, sometimes illegal, always hilarious solutions to life's many problematic situations. Whether it happens at the office or at home, out on the town or in the bedroom, life's most f*#!'ed-up situations are covered in this entertaining guide. Rather than turn lemons into lemonade, this book spits lemon juice into life's eye and gives it a good kick to the junk.
Author: Aaron L. Smith
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Aaron Smith returns with his second entry entitled "The Art Of Sarcasm" This picks up where "Way Of The Asshole" left off. Using satarical humor. Mr. Smith enables the reader to utilze there talents within by using banter and witty puns that some may have not known even existed. Sarcasm has been put out in many forms but Aaron does it in a way that is not only funny but enlightening. it is a true hilarious take on life, love and all in between.
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The book is a classic satire in the form of a dictionary on which Bierce worked for decades. It was originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book before being retitled in 1911. A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of which are signed with comic pseudonyms. It offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language which lampoon cant and political double-talk as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. The definitions provide satirical, witty and often politically pointed representations of the words that is seeks to "define". The Devil's Dictionary has inspired many imitations both in its day and more recently. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. His dark, sardonic views and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce".
Author: Eric Grzymkowski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2011-09-15
Whoever said, "sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you" never met an a**hole. Here, you'll find more than 1,200 of the most biting quotes, comments, and comebacks ever uttered, including: "I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence." --George Bernard Shaw "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." --Albert Einstein "If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you." --Muhammed Ali You won't just find quotes from typical a**holes like Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, and Mark Twain, either. You'll also see what happens when practically perfect folks like Walt Disney, Mahatma Ghandi, and Audrey Hepburn lose their cool. So embrace your dark side and get ready to enjoy every over-confident, over-blown, over-the-top a**hole comment you'll ever need.
Author: James Napoli
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Long live snarkiness! When you need to impart your wit and wisdom to the world, these 45 snippy postcards will do the trick. The brainchild of James Napoli, executive vice president of the National Sarcasm Society and creator of The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm, this cutting collection will provoke thought, inspire laughs, and make people (especially the dull ones) very uncomfortable.
Author: Michael Farquhar
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release Date: 2015
National Geographic and a best-selling author team up to uncover an instance of bad luck, epic misfortune and deadly disaster tied to every day of the year, from Caligula's blood-soaked end to hotelier Steve Wynn's unfortunate run-in with a priceless Picasso to the Great Molasses Flood of 1919.
An illustrated pocket guide to the hip characters populating "cool neighborhoods" across America, modeled on a bird watcher's field guide. Based on the author's popular Tumblr of the same name, Hipster Animals will help readers identify such urban wildlife as "city boy BBQ pitmaster," "spazzy puckish crush girl," "pho authenticity police," and "dandy mixologist." The stylized illustrations of each of the 80 "hipster animal" types are hilariously rendered as actual animals in human clothes, and pithy accompanying text details these creatures' identifying characteristics, habitats, diets, and "calls." Including supplementary activities and essays (such as a feature on decoding the signals of different hipster species' mating rituals), this parody reference guide provides a snarky glimpse into the foreign--yet all too familiar--world of the trendsetters among us.
The lord of snark, Lawrence Dorfman, is back! With this treasury of backhanded compliments, sarcastic insults, and catty comebacks, Dorfman gives us transformative wisdom that’s sure to change your life—or at least induce a light chuckle. One question plagues us all: How do we survive all the Sturm und Drang of everyday life? The answer is but one word: snark. “She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on by a pitchfork.” —Jonathan Swift “Why don’t you get a haircut? You look like a chrysanthemum.” —P. G. Wodehouse “He’s a mental midget with the IQ of a fence post.” —Tom Waits “They hardly make ’em like him anymore—but just to be on the safe side, he should be castrated anyway.” —Hunter S. Thompson “He has a Teflon brain . . . nothing sticks” —Lily Tomlin “He has no more backbone than a chocolate éclair.” —Theodore Roosevelt Snark will keep the wolves at bay (or at least out on the porch). Snark, much like a double scotch, will help you deal with relatives, shopping, and rudeness; it is an outlet for the unleashed vitriolic bile that’s saved itself up over the months. Like a shield, it will protect you while you go about your life. Snark is your answer!
Author: Mike Bender
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Release Date: 2010-11-02
With twenty-five new photographs for the eBook edition, the New York Times bestseller is now more awkward than ever Based on the hit website, AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com (“painful, regrettable, horrifyingly awesome snaps of family bonding, you will laugh so hard that people in adjoining offices will ask what’s wrong with you”—Esquire), this full color book features never-before-seen photos and hilarious personal stories covering everything from uncomfortable moments with relatives, teen angst, sibling rivalry, and family vacations from hell. Cringe at the forced poses, bad hair, and matching outfits--all prompting us to look at our own families and celebrate the fact that we're not alone. Nothing says awkward better than an uncomfortable family photograph!
Well-connected and boasting impeccable comedy creds, Josh Gondelman and Joe Berkowitz have teamed up to dissect a range of embarrassing social blunders. Breaking down the dos and don'ts of modern culture, they muse upon getting uncontrollably drunk at a family BBQ, leaving passive-aggressive Post-its on a roommate's belongings, and drunk-tweeting before waking up to suffer the consequences. Merciless and irreverent, You Blew It! will keep readers in stitches as they show how making a fool of yourself is an inevitable part of life.