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What The Tweet!? Write Funny One-Liners, Paraprosdokians, Quotations And Aphorisms For Twitter (2013)

by Bill Liao(Favorite Author)
3.39 of 5 Votes: 4
1781330646 (ISBN13: 9781781330647)
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review 1: A Goodreads win.Academically presented with clear references and interesting background on the word 'paraprosdokians', this doesn't disguide the fact that this is little more than a book of humurous quotations. Nothing wrong with that but it is priced at £10 for 170 odd pages, including index. I would much prefer that this book was extended to allow the knowledgeable authors the chance to expand on the meaning and history of wordplay and create a valid academic text, but it does seem that this book is trying to cash in on a Twitter fad.
review 2: This is a fun filled, entertaining book that attempts to tell us how to communicate most effectively on Twitter. The key it seems is to use humor and most especially paraprosdokians. Try looking that one up in your di
... morectionary. Better to use examples, which is what the book does. How about, "A fool and his money are soon elected" or "Never leave until tomorrow what you can easily forget right now". Paraprosdokians take common place sayings or beliefs and twist them to make us laugh or think. The book gives a great selection of these from many famous writers and personalities. After the authors immerse us in these, they give a very quick lesson on creating your own sayings to use to grab attention on social fronts such as Twitter. The authors state that with a little work anyone can accomplish this, but as Winston Churchill said, "If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong". There was a time when I felt I could reach out and touch the stars, now I'm lucky if I can touch my toes. Book provided for review by the authors. less
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Got this as a Goodreads giveaway. It had some interesting things to say. I'm a fan of one-liners.
fun and sassy book for any twitter fans, my daughter will love this a great stocking filler
I won this book as part of a goodreads giveaway, unfortunately I have not gotten it yet.
a really clever and fun book to read. Enjoyed it a lot.
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