I got this book as a gift. When I opened it I was insulted at first (haha). Why would I want a book of insults?? Then I started reading it and laughed until I cried. This book contains classy insults from Shakespeare ("I do desire that we become better strangers", "you lisp and wear strange suits," and the ever classic: "Go rot") to Oscar Wilde's scathing tongue, and up to modern times. I mean, who couldn't use this one at the office: "He does the work of three men: Larry, Moe and Curly." You might never use these, and that's probably not the intent - it's just a really funny book.