The Illustrated Dictionary of Snark: A Snide, Sarcastic Guide to Verbal Sparring, Comebacks, Irony, Insults, and Much More

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by Lawrence Dorfman

What do Dorothy Parker, Groucho Marx, H. L. Mencken, Oscar Wilde, Robert Benchley, George Bernard Shaw, Jules Feiffer, Bill Maher, Phyllis Diller, Édith Piaf, W. C. Fields, Mark Twain, Voltaire, and Charles Bukowski, have in common?

Not a thing, other than each was a brilliantly snarky wit and all are included in this compendium along with dozens more. Here is sly, clever, edgy, and smart comments on:

  • The Opposite Sex
  • Religion and God
  • Family and Friends
  • Work & Money
  • Media, Movies, Television, Music
  • And much more!


A minor literary success (beloved by both minors and miners), Lawrence Dorfman's snark handbooks have cemented their position in the literary world, high atop toilet seats everywhere. Now, this lofty tome promises to fulfill the need to chuckle, guffaw, titter, groan, and belly laugh as readers dip in and out of the great minds in literature, comedy, movies, music, and more. Proceed with caution.