Toasts: Over 1,500 of the Best Toasts, Sentiments, Blessings, and Graces

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"HERE'S TO PAUL DICKSON...AND THIS DELIGHTFUL BOOK YOU CAN TAKE ANYWHERE. IT CONTAINS THE RIGHT WORD FOR ANY OCCASION AS WELL AS A BRIEF HISTORY OF TOASTING, A SECTION ON CURSES (REVERSE TOASTS) AND HINTS FOR EFFECTIVE TOASTING." —Chicago Tribune

Anxious about saying just the right thing about the bride or groom, or breaking the ice at a family reunion? Toasts is all you need. From funny to sentimental, old-fashioned to fashionably current, this finest collection of toasts ever published will enliven weddings, ...

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"HERE'S TO PAUL DICKSON...AND THIS DELIGHTFUL BOOK YOU CAN TAKE ANYWHERE. IT CONTAINS THE RIGHT WORD FOR ANY OCCASION AS WELL AS A BRIEF HISTORY OF TOASTING, A SECTION ON CURSES (REVERSE TOASTS) AND HINTS FOR EFFECTIVE TOASTING." —Chicago Tribune

Anxious about saying just the right thing about the bride or groom, or breaking the ice at a family reunion? Toasts is all you need. From funny to sentimental, old-fashioned to fashionably current, this finest collection of toasts ever published will enliven weddings, graduations, anniversaries, births and birthdays, family reunions, business dinners, and any other occasion at which wit and sentiment is essential. Organized alphabetically by category for easy use, with new entries devoted to cinema and television and Internet resources, and with a history of toasting and tips on how to do it well, Toasts is an invaluable as it is entertaining.

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Library Journal
This is a book that will be helpful to anyone who ever expects to be called on to give a toast. It begins with a brief introductory history of toasts and toasting, pointing out that the custom of drinking to the health and prosperity of another is an ancient one. The book is arranged by broad topics from age (``May you enter Heaven late'') to weddings (``May you grow old on one pillow'') to friendship (``Here's to a friend. He knows you well and likes you just the same.''). Some of the quotes are from literature or famous people, but there are many old anonymous ones, too. Sections on effective toasting, odd customs, and the like are also included. Libraries needing to expand their quotations collections might want to buy this volume.-- Rebecca Wondriska, Trinity Coll. Lib., Hartford, Ct.
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A useful reference. May all dinner speeches be as succinct as "Good drink, good meat, good God, let's eat." Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Helpful to anyone who ever expects to be called on to give a toast."—Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517584125
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/28/1991
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Dickson

Paul Dickson is the author of more than forty books, including The Joy of Keeping Score, The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, Baseball’s Greatest Quotations, and Baseball: The Presidents’ Game. In addition to baseball, his specialties include Americana and language. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland.

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