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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Villard (April 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780345522634
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345522634
  • ASIN: 034552263X
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #468,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Snappy thoughts of famous people at key moments in the past, rather than the standard Twitter fare of trivia from web users' humdrum lives." Telegraph.co.uk "LOLworthy site imagining how historical figures would have come across if they'd been limited to 140 characters." The Metro 'This top title is a laugh a second and guaranteed to spice up your travels with a little comedy. If you're a fan of Twitter and fancy something that'll make you titter, pick up a copy of Historical Tweets by Alan Beard & Alec McNayr. The comedy stylings of some of the finest brains in the Twitterverse' can be found within these pages.' St Christopher's Live Your Life e-zine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Self-appointed Twitterstorians Alan Beard and Alec McNayr are the 1–2 punch of McBeard Media, a creative and copywriting agency. Together, they’ve worked with clients like Nokia, Janus Capital, Alcatel-Lucent, UCLA, Pepperdine University, and the ABC Broadcast Network. They created the Historical Tweets blog in late 2008.

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It is funny, light and entertaining.
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This book made me giggle out loud more than once.
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One of the funniest books I have ever read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Leonard on May 21, 2010
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The writers of this book owe me $11.25. Coincidentally, this is the price that my local dry cleaner charged to wash my suit after a swallow of beer projectiled from my mouth and all over my gray pinstripes. This unfortunate incident was the result of having read on page 3 a question from a horse in the Garden of Eden directed to Adam: "What's a stallion got to do to keep you from riding bareback?" That's right, page 3. The book is about 130 pages in length, and every page thereafter is exponentially funnier than the previous. This book is more interesting than the most interesting man in the world, it's smarter than a fifth grader (and Steven Hawking), and it could kick the asses of both Chuck Norris and Mr. T. But first, its authors owe me $11.25. I'd let this small fee slide, however, if they commit to the following: "Historical Tweets, Vol. 2: The Newer Testament."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Claire on April 30, 2010
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A brief history of the world trimmed down to 140 characters is freaking fantastic. The humor is smart and inventive. It's not just dick and fart jokes, which seems to be the norm these days. Excellent book!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sean D. Tucker on April 27, 2010
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As a man who is 4 credits shy of a minor in history I wholeheartedly endorse this book. If only this book had come out during my college career, I might have been able to muster my way through that final class and earn that minor. Sadly, the education system failed me and I have never quite been the same. This book has inspired me to go back and attain that goal, much in the way Rudy inspired the ill conceived foray into football. Who wouldn't want a 5'7", 115 pound nose guard?
Historical Tweets: THE COMPLETELY UNABRIDGED AND RIDICULOUSLY BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WORLD, is a rollercoaster of a picture book. It combines everything I love about books into 134 classic pages. For starters, it has pictures! I sorely miss the heady days of reading the literary masterpieces of Dr Seuss, Maurice Sendak, Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey. I think the saddest day of my existence was that fateful day that I was forced by the tyrannical education system to mentally claw my way through a book that did NOT have pictures. I died a little bit inside that day.
Secondly, it has big font. I don't know about all of you, but the bigger the font the better! Is there anyone reading this review right now that didn't try the whole Courier New trick when writing their papers to try to squeeze every last inch of real estate onto the screen to hit that 15 page mark? I think not! Bigger font gives me more of a sense of accomplishment. Whereas a book with normal font may be 75 pages, now it becomes a gargantuan 450! I can rest easy that night knowing that I am on the same intellectual level as people who read big books are.
Finally, it's short! I don't know about you but I tend to get distra
So in conclusion, if you like history and Twitter, this is definitely the book for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew E. Cruz on April 27, 2010
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I've been following [...] since it began. This book is the evolution of the hilarious blog and depicts an extremely humorous perspective on history. Perfect for me, since I can't take long history texts, but love the comedic side of irony, sarcasm, and flat out making fun of others (and ourselves). And, YES, this is going on the gift list to everyone else that I know who appreciates the funny side of our past.
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By J. D. McNayr on May 11, 2010
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Simply a riot...from the front cover to the back cover and everything in between. If you are a guy you can appreciate page 41. The authors creativity, insight, and abject humor is unbelievably good...wait...excellent! One of the funniest books I have ever read. I highly recommend it as a gift to anyone who uses Twitter. Even Betty White might like it...are you listening Betty?
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