"A glittering display of comebacks and put-downs from the funniest people on earth.
On every page you'll think: 'I wish I had said that.' Next time I'm insulted, I'll be ready."
Robert Byrne, compiler of The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
"This is truly the definitive collection of putdowns—a dazzling array of ripostes and rejoinders, of badinage and bon mots."
A. Ross Eckler, author of Making the Alphabet Dance
"If words could be weapons, this book is a collection of weapons of mass delectation. Everyone deserves
a copy of this entertaining compendium in their literary arsenal. Mardy Grothe has brought together some of the finest examples of wit from human history
in this delightful collection."
Anu Garg, author of A Word a Day
"Viva la Repartee is a spectacular feast of the most brilliant retorts and wittiest zingers ever delivered. This hilarious and literate
book overflows with classic stories I've been quoting for years, along with many terrific anecdotes I had never before encountered. That Mardy Grothe has collected them for the
first time in a single entertaining and enlightening volume is an occasion for rejoicing."
Don Hauptman, author of Cruel and Unusual Puns
"Mardy Grothe's exquisite collection of retorts, ripostes, and rebuffs celebrates language in its most clever, precise, and hilarious form."
Richard Lederer, author of Anguished English
"Viva la Repartee isn't guaranteed to make you wittier, but it certainly wouldn't hurt! It's a must for anyone who loves a quick word from a quick wit."
Erin McKean, editor of Verbatim magazine