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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (February 18, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688128963
  • ASIN: B000GG4K22
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 6.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,512,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

Monteria and I (Stephan Dweck) created our three snap books to be real and authentic. Our books are a tribute to all of our friends and homeboys we grew up with snaping all day, on the park bench, at the NYC Fredrick Douglas Houses. Snaps, Double Snaps and Triple Snaps, truly represents the true art of verbal warfare found in any hood. Enjoy!

About the Author

Snaps creator James Percelay is a former television development executive at Hearst Entertainment and film producer at Saturday Night Live. He is the executive producer of Snaps the Movie and is developing a comedy series with Fox.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
For all you homeboys out there without a sharp mouth, try these books, many funny and promising come-backs for dissing others. "Your so dumb, if you spoke your mind, you would be speechless" and others will win you the match and they wont mess with you again. The books are well in stock now, and i recommend it to everyone that isn't offended easily.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JLind555 on April 2, 2002
Format: Paperback
"Snapping" is a form of "playing the dozens" which derives from the rich oral history of blacks in America. It's a verbal contest in which two opponents hurl all kinds of insults at each other, the object being to see which one can beat down the other without either of them losing their cool or resorting to physical violence. It does not mean cursing the opponent out; in fact, the most effective snaps, or insults, involve no profanity at all. Percelay, Dweck and Ivey have compiled hundreds of snaps from sources all over the black community and organized them into categories (fat snaps, skinny snaps, stupid snaps, ugly snaps, color snaps... well, you get the idea). A few examples: "Your mother's so fat, she has her own area code" or "Your mother's so fat, when I got on top of her my ears popped" (which is, in effect, a double snap -- she's not only obese, she's a lady of ill repute); or "Your father's so dumb, he leaves his fly open in case he has to count to eleven", or "You were so ugly when you were born, the doctor slapped your mother instead of you." "Snaps" is hilarious and will have you laughing out loud, as well as appreciating the razor-sharp wit of whoever dreamed some of these gems up. Check it out, as well as its companion book, "Double Snaps" -- double the pleasure and double the fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
SNAPS is a fun book to read for the teen who is witt-challenged and likes humor.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By George Buttner VINE VOICE on January 17, 2004
Format: Paperback
"Snaps" is a good book that helps to preserve an oral tradition. It begins with a couple of interesting and well-written essays on the history of "snapping" / "the dozens." From there, it gets on to the really good stuff, the actual insults conveniently divided into sections such as "Stupid Snaps" and "Fat Snaps."
Some of the jokes may seem outdated, but one has to remember that the book was written in 1994 and didn't have the help of all of the people that wrote in with submissions to the later books. Even without that, it's still a quality work.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By RowdyHowdy on November 26, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book has intersting tidbits about the history of the "Game of Dozens" and a few of the jokes are gems, but it has too many OLD or BORING jokes that really should've been filtered out.
I don't know how it happened, but all the good jokes ended up in the SECOND "Snaps" book-- none of the others in the series can hold a candle to that one...Just look at its Amazon[.com] ratings compared to all the others. Now THAT book DOES have what you're looking for...funny funny funny insults that you haven't heard before.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sebastian L. on April 14, 2013
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I read this when I was a kid and thought it was great. now im 28 and this book isn't that funny at all. Whatever, who the hell is gonna read this review anyway.
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