Marx & Lennon: The Parallel Sayings

Marx & Lennon: The Parallel Sayings

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Overview

Selected by bestselling author Joey Green, a collection of 400 quotes by Marx and Lennon, juxtaposed to reveal their hilarious similarities

No, not THAT Marx and Lenin! Here's a much funnier and artistically talented pair from history. Revolutionaries in their own rights, John Lennon and Groucho Marx did not share much common ground with their Communist namesakes, or even with each other. Where they do overlap is through their very humorous and irreverent takes on life. Editor Joey Green brings together a collection of more than 400 Groucho Marx and John Lennon sayings, juxtaposed to emphasize their hysterical and unexpected similarities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401308094
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 11/01/2005
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Joey Green, the bestselling author of more than 30 books and America's favorite guru of wacky uses for brand-name products, is a frequent guest on such shows as Today, The Tonight Show, and Good Morning America. He resides in Los Angeles, California.

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Marx & Lennon: The Parallel Sayings 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Devil_llama on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is an easy read, and has a great many super quotes. It is an unfortunate book, however, in that the juxtaposition of the quotes, purporting to demonstrate similarities between Groucho Marx and John Lennon are actually a mish-mash of unrelated quotes stuck together in a sort of bizarre manner, much like the Google Ads that show up on websites based on a keyword that is only poorly understood by the cyberbrain listing them. Just because both of them use the word "wife" or "pig" or "neck tie" in a statement does not mean that the statements are demonstrating a commonality of minds - only the fact that they are both speaking (roughly) the same language. Though I do think you could find a great many areas of similarity between Marx and Lennon, the entire book is an exasperating conglomeration of squished together quotations that often clash like mis-matched reds. Read and enjoy it for the quotes; ignore the attempts of the author to make something more out of it. He's just playing mind games with you in the end, and if you have any critical thinking ability at all, you'll resist his attempts to sucker you into his strange, Google-surreal world.