Winston Churchill once said, "Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip." On the other hand, you could throw tact to the wind and go straight for this collection of zingers from great authors. Tim and Aurelia Sanders' snark-filled chart compiles unforgettable insults in an interconnected map. They run the gamut, from sassy to sophisticated, including Hedda Hopper's playful hyperbole (You had to stand in line to hate him), Madame Roland's canine analogy (The more I see of men, the more I like dogs), and Jonathan Swift's understated wordplay (Some folks are wise, and some otherwise). And of course, a smattering of colorful insults from Shakespeare, the playwright who practically invented the art of the poetic put-down. It makes a great gift for any bibliophile or friend who enjoys acerbic wit. You might just note that the gift is made in good fun. Four-color, offset print on 100 lb., acid-free, FSC-certified paper. Made in Madison, Wisconsin.