Are You a Miserable Old Bastard?: Quips, Quotes, And Tales From The Eternally Pessimistic

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Are You a Miserable Old Bastard? is a very funny book for the "inner curmudgeon" in us all, a highly amusing and wonderfully entertaining celebration of the grouchiness in life, for everyone who feels like it's always raining, both outside and in!

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A funny book for the inner curmudgeon in us all
Do you always struggle to see the best in a situation? Does it seem like it’s raining both outside and in? If you’re blind to the lighter side of life then you’re clearly a grump, but don’t despair—you’re in good company. Are You a Miserable Old Bastard? is an amusing celebration of the grouchiness in life, featuring wittily downbeat sayings from famous grumps, including P. J. O’Rourke, Dorothy Parker, Michael Moore, H. L. Mencken, Fran Lebowitz, Winston Churchill, Groucho Marx, and W. C. Fields; pessimistic tales of doom and gloom; advice on ways to spot a naturally grumpy person; fascinating insights into the science of grumpiness; and quotations from literary and fictional gloom-mongers. If you’re easily irritated by the annoyances of modern-day living, if it’s the little things as well as the big things that drive you crazy, this is definitely the book for you.
“This is not a book that should be tossed lightly aside. It should be hurled with great force.”
—Dorothy Parker
“I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.”
—Jane Austen
“Any man who hates dogs and babies can’t be all bad.”
—Leo Rosten, roasting W. C. Fields in 1939
“Americans always try to do the right thing­—after they’ve tried everything else.”
—Winston Churchill
“Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.”
—Katharine Hepburn

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Do you have to struggle to see the best in a situation? Does it always seem like it's raining both outside and in? If you're blind to the lighter side of life then you're clearly a grump, but don't despair–you're in good company. We've all reveled in moments of gloom without good reason and wallowed in pools of negativity just for the sake of it, but why not? It's a lot of fun!
Are You a Miserable Old Bastard? is an amusing celebration of the grouchiness in life, featuring wittily downbeat sayings from famous grumps including P. J. O'Rourke, Dorothy Parker, Michael Moore, H. L. Mencken, Fran Lebowitz, Winston Churchill, Groucho Marx, and W. C. Fields; pessimistic tales of doom and gloom; advice on ways to spot a naturally grumpy person; fascinating insights into the science of grumpiness; quotations from literary and fictional gloom-mongers.
If you're easily irritated by the annoyances of modern-day living, if it's the little things as well as the big things that drive you crazy, Are You a Miserable Old Bastard? is definitely the book for you–a cornucopia of cantankerousness, a miscellany of moodiness, an appreciation of all things curmudgeonly.

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