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The Snark Handbook: Insult Edition: Comebacks, Taunts, and Effronteries (Snark Series) Paperback – October 13, 2010

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About the Author

Lawrence Dorfman has more than thirty years of experience in the bookselling world, including stints at Simon and Schuster, Penguin, and Harry N. Abrams. He is the author of the Snark Handbook series including, The Snark Handbook: Politics and Government Edition, The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring; The Snark Handbook: Insult Edition; The Snark Handbook: Sex Edition, Snark! The Herald Angels Sing, and, the forthcoming Snark Handbook: Clichés Edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: Snark Series
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (October 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616080590
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616080594
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5.4 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #812,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By John Williamson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 5, 2012
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Whether or not snarky insults can ever be deemed as acceptable all depends on your personal point of view, but author Lawrence Dorfman's The Snark Handbook: Insult Edition does make a compelling case in their favor in this book, another in his Snark Series, acclaimed by curmudgeons and literary wits alike.

For those who may be unfamiliar with the term, snark is a noun, meaning biting wit, or snide remarks. Snarkiness would be the quality of being snarky. Some call it sarcasm, but that sounds too mild. In any case, Lawrence Dorfman is the master of snark.

This Kindle edition propels the reader immediately into what appears to be a meaningless jumble of short jabs and unattributed snarky insults, such as these:

◆ A sharp tongue is no indication of a keen mind. ◆ Everyone is gifted. Some open the package sooner. ◆ It may be that your whole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others. ◆ You fill a much-needed gap. ◆ You have the Midas touch. Everything you touch turns to muffler. ◆ If he were any more stupid, he'd have to be watered twice a week. ◆

Bullets separate them, just as seen above, and they go on for pages. This may be unnerving and quite random to some readers, but just persevere and you'll soon get to the meat of this book.

◆ He has a mechanical mind. He just forgot to wind it up this morning. ◆ He smells the coffee, but can't find the pot. ◆ He would be out of his depth in a parking-lot puddle. ◆ He'd steal the straw from his mother's kennel. ◆ He's got that faraway look. The farther away he gets, the better he looks. ◆ In the land of the witless, the half-wit is king. ◆ It is mind over matter.
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There's a ton of typos and a bunch of jumbled sentences that make no sense. Overall the book isn't really that funny either. It was probably just ripped off some lame one liner website.
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Like most are reviewing, this is not a professional read.

It has many spelling errors and at some points you say "is that even a sentence?"

I got this for my brother in law who is 14 and he loved it.

If you are an adult... skip it. You are better off just surfing the web and kicking a good kick out of online articles.
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By curren on January 14, 2014
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this is a great read for those out there looking for some insight into sharpening their wit. although its more like a collection of comeback line, it definitely gives you a glance into how the mind of the sharp witted works....
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I purchased this with the oringinal Snark handbook, as a gift for a friend. I previewed it and laughed my a#@ off. An absolute bathroom reader
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This book was funny, quick witted. Lots of experiences with "true to life" events that need to be laughed at, and learned from.
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This book has some awesome quotes and insults in it. It's exactly what you are looking for if you think your tongue could use a little sharpening. It's split into different sections based on what it's quipping about(Work, love, intelligence[or lack thereof], etc. etc.). Good buy.
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This is not very good. Not very funny. There are only about a handful of useful ones. You have better luck finding better stuff off the internet for free.
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