The lord of snark, Lawrence Dorfman, is back! With this treasury of backhanded compliments, sarcastic insults, and catty comebacks, Dorfman gives us transformative wisdom that’s sure to change your lifeor at least induce a light chuckle.
One question plagues us all: How do we survive all the Sturm und Drang of everyday life? The answer is but one word: snark.
She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on by a pitchfork.” Jonathan Swift
Why don’t you get a haircut? You look like a chrysanthemum.” P.G. Wodehouse
He’s a mental midget with the IQ of a fence post.” Tom Waits
They hardly make ’em like him anymorebut just to be on the safe side, he should be castrated anyway.” Hunter S. Thompson
He has a Teflon brain. . . . Nothing sticks.” Lily Tomlin
He has no more backbone than a chocolate éclair.” Theodore Roosevelt
Snark will keep the wolves at bay (or at least out on the porch). Snark, much like a double scotch, will help you deal with relatives, shopping, and rudeness; it is an outlet for the unleashed vitriolic bile that’s saved itself up over the months. Like a shield, it will protect you while you go about your life. Snark is your answer!
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, Snark! The Herald Angels Sing, and The Snark Handbook: Clichés Edition. He lives in Connecticut.