You may be the sort of person that's more likely to crack an egg than a joke. But being funny and good company is more than having a stack of jokes up your sleeve--it's about having a conversational style and observations on life that are spiced with wit. That's where books like The Little Giant Encyclopedia of One-Liners
can come in. Feeding you with gibes and quips that will butter up your banter.
Like any collection of this nature, you'll find lots that leaves your smile muscles unmoved. But that leaves plenty of stuff in the 4,000-odd entries that you'll want to store away for future reference. This is an American collection, drawn from comics and satirists past and present. Some names you'll know--Joan Rivers, Bob Hope, W C Fields--some will be unfamiliar but there are gems to dig from this compact but extensive mine.
Entries are grouped into categories and there is an additional index at the back so if you're looking for witticisms to enliven a particular occasion, like a wedding or a business talk, The Little Giant Encyclopedia of One-Liners will serve as a good resource for your reference shelf, or your bed-side or bathroom table.--Tim Thornborough