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The Snark Handbook

A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring

Part of Snark Series

Snark is everywhere from the school house t to the White House. This lively collection provides hours of snarky entertainment on sex, money, children, movies, and more. Do you have a snarky friend? Buy this for them. Are you snarky? Then buy it for yourself!

At the heart of it, being in a state of snark can be one of the most useful tools at one’s disposal and hence (yes, I used “hence”), a powerful way to get what you want. With snark, you can catch people completely off-guard, and royally piss them off.

Included here is the Snark Hall of Fame, the Best Snarky Responses to Everyday Dumbassness, and much more. The snark here covers:

  • Sex and Relationships
  • Children
  • Work and Money
  • Politics and the Media
  • Drugs and Drinking
  • Movies and Television
  • Music and Literature
  • And more!

Here is a book that will make you laugh. It’s a book that will make someone else cry. It’s a book every student of the American psyche (that’s all of us, Sparky) needs to have. Let loose. Let your inner anger become a positive rather than a negative, but most of all, have fun. (Yeah, like that’s something you know how to do.)

“Why a handbook, a primer, a guidebook, a whatever? Why not? What are you, the New York Times Book Review? Because…that’s why. I know we’ve got All Franken, Jim Norton, Denis Leary, and Lewis Black—all leading champions of nsark—but those guys down’t look at the origins, at the history, of this fine and playful way of life. Within these pages are examples of snark that stretch back generations, that run the gamut from hilarity to satire.”

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.

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