Book Review: The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm: A Lexicon for Those of Us Who Are Better and Smarter Than the Rest of You by James Napoli

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm: A Lexicon for Those of Us Who Are Better and Smarter Than the Rest of You by James Napoli
(Started: April 13, 2015; Finished: July 19, 2015)

Why tolerate ignorance? James Napoli, the executive vice president of the National Sarcasm Society, has provided an A-Z guide to turn to whenever you need to set someone straight. From advertisements to e-mail, from materialism to remote controls, there's a witty answer for every situation. “You have been waiting patiently for a dictionary like this to come along. And now it is here,” recognizes Napoli. “Not that you give a crap.” (From Goodreads)

Review: 2 stars
Publication Date: September 07, 2010
Source: Borrowed from a friend

My pursuit of accomplishing my 2015 Reading Challenge is starting to move again. Thank God my reading pace is quicker now. I'm really hoping to finish one book per week if possible. Whew. Anyway, moving on to my review! I borrowed this from a friend just for fun. These days, our humor started from really just being funny or comedic to being witty and sarcastic. Pun intended or not, it really doesn't matter.

As I go through the pages, you'll see word for word with sarcastic definitions underneath. Reading each word and definition is subjective because it depends if you can relate to it or not. Also if you find it witty, funny, or not, which happened to me. I get a few words but with some, I just let it pass. I'm giving it 2 stars not because I didn't like it because I actually like the idea of it. It's just that there were a lot of dull moments for me. Most of the words are not that funny enough for me.

Overall, I'd still read it from time to time. Maybe, a word per day. But I will not purchase one for myself, and continue borrowing. That's it for today!

Happy Reading Everyone!

Love lots, xx

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