And I Quote, Revised Edition: The Definitive Collection of Quotes, Sayings, and Jokes for the Contemporary Speechmaker

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Macmillan, Mar 19, 2003 - Reference - 500 pages
And I Quote is a remarkable compilation and indispensable reference book that proves a quote doesn't have to be ancient to be classic. From the time-honored to the newly minted, these are wise and witty words that can be used for any occasion, from sales training seminars ("When you've stopped talking, you've lost your customer."---Estee Lauder) to awards dinners ("I don't deserve this, but then I've got arthritis, and I don't deserve that either."---Jack Benny).
This new edition is totally revised and updated - sections that are relevant to current popular culture and industry (e.g. technology, politics, health care, international relations, etc.) are expanded.
Arranged in a unique and simple format, And I Quote will prove to be one book no successful writer or speechmaker will want to do without. "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there," said Will Rogers---And I Quote will keep you moving in the right direction.

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Ashton Applewhite lives in New York and writes on subjects ranging from
science and technology to family policy. A contributing editor to IEEE Spectrum Magazine, and staff writer for the American Museum of Natural History, she is the author of Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well, and is at work on a book about family rituals.

William (Tripp) R. Evans, III, Ph.D., CSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. The author or coauthor of a number of humor and reference books, he conducts seminars and consults with corporations, schools, and health organizations in the area of social-emotional learning. He also gives talks on Emotional Intelligence, Stress Management, Divorce, Single Parenting, and the Reconstituted Family.

Andrew Frothingham consults and writes for companies in all industries. In addition to speeches, he has written everything from annual reports and technical papers to greeting cards and tequila tasting guides. Having spent decades attending meetings and conferences, he is passionate about helping people develop more compelling, entertaining speeches and presentations. He earned his degrees at Harvard and lives in lower Manhattan with his wife and two sons.

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