The Ubiquitous Wench & Other Pure and Punny Limericks

 
9780967541617: The Ubiquitous Wench & Other Pure and Punny Limericks

Historically, limericks are notoriously bawdy. Bennett Cerf, then head of the publishing firm, Random House, was asked how they chose the winner of their limerick contest. He said it was simple; they threw out all that were indecent and the winner was the one that was left.

Since Mr. Cerf and I are of the same persuasion, this book of limericks is clean, so you don't have to hide it from your kids. It has three additional features distinguishing it from other limerick books: it's illustrated; it's in hardcover with an enticing dust jacket, which makes it a very suitable gift; and, at $9.95, it's cheap. It is, in fact, $6.80 less than what it cost to produce--which either makes me a lousy businessman or a fellow who likes to write this stuff for his own and others' enjoyment. Or both.

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I retired to the North Georgia area a dozen years ago after a career as an internal management consultant with the international operations of Ford Motor Company and Olin Corporation. During the work years, I also taught management and business subjects in the evening programs of various educational institutions and wrote magazine articles on like topics. In retirement I've authored poetry columns in newspapers of Florida, North Carolina, and Georgia and published three books of poetry and individual poems in numerous poetry journals.

"Dancing," said the 17th century poet, John Dryden, "is poetry of the foot." In support of John's contention--with which I heartily agree--I teach ballroom dancing at various spots in the North Georgia region. If someday you're of a mind to join the dance scene, give me a call. We can discuss limericks while we're doing the Rumba. Ladies only, please.

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