The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring Audiobook | Lawrence Dorfman | Audible.com
We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring | [Lawrence Dorfman]

The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring

It’s impossible to go a full day without using snark, so why fight it? Snark is everywhere, from television to movies to everyday life. This lively collection provides hours of entertainment - better than an Etch A Sketch, and more fun than Silly Putty! At the heart of it, being in a state of snark can be one of the most useful tools at one’s disposal and hence (yes, I used “hence”), a powerful way to get what you want. With snark, you can catch people completely off-guard, and royally piss them off.
Regular Price:$6.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Audible Editor Reviews

Every era has its defining default mode when it comes to wit, and the sarcasm of the 1990s has given way to millennial snark. Lawrence Dorfman sees snark everywhere, in everyday conversation, and suggests the listener embrace it as a tool to irritate others and get what they want. The Snark Handbook takes a look at the storied tradition of snark, from Lewis Carroll to Gossip Girl. Bernard Setoro Clark has an appropriate, amusingly smarmy tone as he recites quotations from Snark Hall of Famers like Woody Allen, WC Fields, Mae West, and many more, in this entertaining collection.

Publisher's Summary

Comebacks and flip flops - historical and contemporary - that capture the current era of snarky humor.

It’s impossible to go a full day without using snark, so why fight it? Snark is everywhere, from television to movies to everyday life. This lively collection provides hours of entertainment - better than an Etch A Sketch, and more fun than Silly Putty! At the heart of it, being in a state of snark can be one of the most useful tools at one’s disposal and hence (yes, I used “hence”), a powerful way to get what you want. With snark, you can catch people completely off-guard, and royally piss them off.

Included here is the Snark Hall of Fame, the Best Snarky Responses to Everyday Dumbassness, and much more. It’s a book that will make you laugh. It’s a book that will make someone else cry. It’s a book every student of the American psyche (that’s all of us, Sparky) needs to have. Let loose. Let your inner anger become a positive rather than a negative, but most of all, have fun. (Yeah, like that’s something you know how to do.)

©2009 Lawrence Dorfman (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

2.2 (15 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (7)
Overall
2.2 (14 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (6)
Story
2.6 (14 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (4)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    mrhunt55 03-08-13
    mrhunt55 03-08-13 Member Since 2011

    mrhunt55

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "save your money"

    this book is nothing but snarks from famous people. Nothing to do with verbal sparing. Save your money.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Vira Pretoria, South Africa 06-26-13
    Vira Pretoria, South Africa 06-26-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    95
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    77
    76
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    9
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I PAID MONEY FOR THIS!!!??$?"

    When the word “Handbook” appears in a title, I expect some kind of training or instruction. “Right”, I thought, “here’s my chance to sharpen my tongue, be witty, and get even wittier”. No, my friends, it didn’t happen, and probably ain’t gonna. I thought I was going to learn when to sock it right back, and when to put a sock in it. What works in the world of repartee, and what doesn’t. You know …. It’s a HANDBOOK! (Not!)

    It’s a collection of snide and snarky remarks we’ve heard before. Like a book of quotations, mostly by famous people, and most of which we’ve come across elsewhere. It doesn’t even give me a handy list of bumper stickers I could sell to get my money back. If we were to use it, we’d simply be parrots. I was aspiring to be unique! 

    This attempt at a book is a pathetic rip-off.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brad 05-05-13
    Brad 05-05-13 Member Since 2010

    Tell us about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    127
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Some books just don't work in audio format"

    This would be a great bathroom reader. I'm not sure what I expected, but I am not pleased with what I got. Chapters of anecdotal quips create a schizophrenic listen that had me reaching for the stop button after an effortful half-hour. Save the credit and buy the print version - I am sure I would have enjoyed it much more than my attempt at the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-3 of 3 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.