- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: TarcherPerigee (Oct. 7 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399169105
- ISBN-13: 978-0399169106
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 20.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 91 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #143,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Elements of Wit: Mastering the Art of Being Interesting Paperback – Oct 7 2014
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“Elements of Wit promises to teach the wit-deprived hordes how to become modern-day Oscar Wildes and Dorothy Parker…An entertaining book that…will inspire his customers to read as widely as possible and, with the help of a few martinis, crack a little wiser than before.”
—The Wall Street Journal
About the Author
Ben Errett is the managing editor for features at the National Post, a Canadian national newspaper. He lives in Toronto.See all Product description
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It is an enjoyable book for a lazy Sunday, but the author's own attempts at witticism is only mildly amusing. For example, he writes (about Oscar Wilde): 'To return to the famous measure of overconfidence, Oscar Wilde would surely be a better-than-average driver, even if the automobile wasn't invented until he was in his thirties.' Some may say in the author's defence, that that is perhaps what wit should be, mild and pleasant without being over-powering. Hence, I think, depending on the reader, some might give this an extra star or two.
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