The Portable Curmudgeon
Plume, 1992 - Humor - 299 pages
Do you believe that cynicism is simply common sense? Do sunny smiles make you want to snarl? Do you have the feeling you may answer with something unprintable the next time you hear "Have a nice day"? Then you'll be in the best of company with the whiplash wits and sardonic savants brought together in this collection. 15 line drawings.
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THE HEART OF A CURMUDGEON
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