The Cynic's Dictionary: Disgruntled Definitions for Our Times

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Wicked, warped, devilish, and dead-on, The Cynic's Dictionary presents rib-tickling, oh-so-cynical word definitions guaranteed to administer a swift kick to cock-eyed optimists. Laughing over these hilarious definitions will give dyed-in-the-wool cynics a momentary lift from their jaundiced state.

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A curmudgeon after Ambrose Bierce's heart, Rick Bayan has composed his own witty response to the car phone generation, with more than 900 entries from Abnormal to Zzzzzz. He defines a merger as "When 1 + 1 = 1, with the remainder going on unemployment," neighbors are "the strangers who live next door," and a zoo is "A pleasant and instructive wildlife park, lately denounced for depriving animals of their right to starve or be eaten alive in their natural habitats." Trenchant, mordant, and often funny, Bayan cuts the '90s no slack.

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The Cynic's Dictionary fills the need we all have to reassure ourselves that we're right-things are a mess. The world is falling apart. And if we can't always fix it, at least we can still poke fun at it. Brash, bold, and brilliant, irascible and irreverent.

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