The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring by Lawrence DorfmanThe Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring by Lawrence Dorfman

The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring

byLawrence Dorfman

Hardcover | November 3, 2015

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The Snark Handbook is back and it’s more uproarious than ever. This revised and expanded edition contains even more snide remarks, witty comebacks, and biting commentary than the bestselling first edition. With dozens of hilarious jokes, plus lists such as “Snarky Movie Descriptions,” “Money Can’t Buy You Happiness, But it Can Buy”, and “Excuses to Get Out of a Date,” it’s easy to find the perfect bit of irreverence to fit every mood and occasion. The Snark Handbook also features hundreds of the best quotes from beloved heroes of snark:

“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”-Dorothy Parker
“I never forget a face, but in your case, I’m happy to make an exception”-Groucho Marx
“There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best part.”-Charles Dickens
“I’m at an age where my back goes out more than I do.”-Phyllis Diller

With charming black and white illustrations to accompany the wry remarks on every page, The Snark Handbook is as fun to look at as it is to read. It’s a must-have whether you want to brush up on your snark, need a good laugh after a bad day, or are looking for the perfect gift for your favorite smartass.
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: Insult Edition; The Snark Handbook: Sex Edition, Sna...
Title:The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal SparringFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 7 × 5 × 1 inPublished:November 3, 2015Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1634503791

ISBN - 13:9781634503792

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Less of a guide, more so similar to a joke book Though it's titled as a 'handbook', it's tagline is much more accurate (a reference guide). I wouldn't recommend this book if you're interested in the thought process behind being snarky, there is only about a page and a half detailing so, as well as a brief appendix. The vast majority of the book simply contains several lines that you've likely heard before, whether in your day-to-day or some form of media as the author states this early on in the book's preface. Overall it makes for a decent coffee table book. A quick, simple, light read to skim through, possibly getting a few smirks or chuckles out of it.
Date published: 2018-01-26