Richard Lederer is the true king of language comedy. Anguished English is the funniest book I have ever read.”—Sidney Sheldon. Fourth in the Anguished English series (The Bride of Anguished English, Richard Lederer, Author, Jim McLean, Illustrator St. Martin’s Press. Anguished English is the impossibly funny anthology of accidental assaults upon our common language. From bloopers and Richard Lederer. Gibbs Smith.

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The book is divided into a number of chapters; the first few deal with “Schoolishness,” that being the bloopers of students. One of my favorite quotes by him is in this book. Puns, Puzzles, and Word Play. I’ve re-read this book many times, englsh it never gets old or outdated.

The Revenge of Anguished English: More Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. After all, people badly need to be reminded there is always someone who can help them, someone like the author of the following generous offer: Frank Sullivan at His Best. I needed a couple of slender books with light topics. Some sections are angushed hilarious. The book is also available in print format. Malaprop apart from the obvious French one.

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Share bits of it with your most punny friends. Oct 19, Drikus Roux rated it liked it Shelves: Certainly the pleasures of youth are great, but they are nothing compared to the pleasures of adultery page It starts out delightfully.


Other chapters are cleverly titled “Disord I received this book as a gift This is an easy read. My parents have Bloopers and More Bloopers published some time in the fifties or even fortie OK, confession time: If I had read it when it was first released I’m sure I would have appreciated it more. Richard Lederer is the author of more than 35 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and his current book, The Gift of Rchard.

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. However, as the book goes on, it feels like Richard Lederer is trying too hard to pull together some of the jokes, with many mistakes that simply don’t tickle the funny bone. Yes, there wer I have learned so much from this book.

The 50 Funniest American Writers. However, as when eating fettucine alfredo, somewhere around halfway through, continuing begins to amount to a low-grade form of torture. Snglish a great party pumper anguizhed can soon have people warmed up and in a good mood!

Anguished English

I englieh put my finger on it, but I didn’t like the tone of the book if that makes any sense. We actually read this book years ago and have dipped into it countless times since but that was pre-Goodreads so it has never been logged as a Goodreads book.


Uncle John’s Ultimate Bathroom Reader. Every time I read it or any other book by LedererI laugh until I weep. Seeing Red or Tickled Pink. The majority of the book included variations on sexual innuendo, which I suppose is to be expected from a high school writing, anyway. View all 7 comments. I received this book as a gift I intended, just like Richard Lederer, to make someday a book out of them, but I never imagined this book as a mere anthology — at the end of the day, how long can you laugh while reading page after page of jokes?

You can’t go home again: Open Preview See a Problem? Sep 10, Jess Candela rated it it was amazing Shelves: I myself since having a brain injury have found myself a member of the non-sequitur club!

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