A compilation of memorable insults by the rich and famous. This book offers insults from Oscar Wilde, Clive James and Marilyn Monroe.
Let down somewhat by a confusing index which indiscriminately lumps together both the originator and the butt of quotes, and a little too reliant on old stalwarts like Oscar Wilde, Groucho Marx and George Bernard Shaw, this book is arguably less wide ranging in its selection than Des MacHale's recent Yet More Wit. However, for its many moments of hilarity, it is well worth reading. --Stephen Portlock
'The trouble with Ian is that he gets off with women because he can't get on with them' - Rosamund Lehmann on Ian Fleming
'Good career move' - Gore Vidal on Truman Capote's death
If you want to dazzle your friends with your wit, or insult your enemies in style, this book is the necessary companion to teach you the art of sarcasm.