"Never play cards with a man named Doc, never eat at a place called Mom's, never sleep with anyone whose problems are worse than your own". So said Nelson Algren and many will relate to his mantra. 'Words of Wisdom' is an eclectic collection of 2,000 pieces of advice from a host of politicians, philosophers, writers, actors, and TV stars - from Homer to Homer Simpson! Divided into categories the book represents an essential reference tool whether you seek the wisdom of the ages and a set of life rules, or just fun and entertainment. The advice given ranges from the hilarious "Blessed are the bewildered because they won't notice the difference" (Billy Connolly) to the chilling "The great masses of the people will more easily fall victim to a great lie than a small one" (Adolf Hitler) and all ring very true. From advice on strategy, "Never interrupt your opponent when he is making a mistake" (Napoleon Bonaparte) to the truth about sex, "Men don't pay prostitutes for sex, they pay for them to leave afterwards" (Germaine Greer), and including words of wisdom on money, success, art, morality, health, authority and a host of other topics, this book is a joy to read and own.
Used availability for Mick Farren's Words of Wisdom: From the Greatest Minds of All Time
March 2005 : UK Paperback
October 2004 : UK Paperback