Are You A Miserable Old Bastard?

Are You A Miserable Old Bastard?

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ARE YOU A MISERABLE OLD BASTARD? Andrew John and Stephen Blake                                                          (Lyons) A celebratory testament to grouchy people whose contempt we so admire "I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal."--Jane Austen, 1798 "I love mankind.  It's people I can't stand."--Charlie Brown (via Charles M. Schulz), 1963 "Any man who hates dogs and babies can't be all bad."--Leo Rosten, roasting W. C. Fields in 1939   Quotes, anecdotes, and tales from and about famous cranky people, such as Dorothy Parker, Groucho Marx, P. J. O'Rourke, Mark Twain, Michael Moore, George Will, Winston Churchill, and many more.  Topics include: *grumpiness                             *discontent                   *moodiness *doom & gloom                       *pessimism                   *idiocy *curmudgeons                          *contempt                    *loathing   "Americans always try to do the right thing--after they've tried everything else."--Winston Churchill   "Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four."--Katharine Hepburn   Andrew John and Stephen Blake are writers and editors who live in Wales.  Their previous books includeThe Little Book of Great IdeasandThe Txtr's A-Z.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, 2008
Edition: 1st Lyons Press ed
ISBN: 9781599211374
1599211378
Branch Call Number: 808.882 John
Characteristics: xii, 159 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Blake, Stephen 1964-

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