The Official Rules of Life

The Official Rules of Life

by Paul Dickson




Homespun gems culled from around the country and the globe, The Official Rules of Life is a spirited collection of words to live by. Comprised of axioms, explanations, remarks, advice, and maxims, it offers commonsense advice and not-so-common musings--from the well known to the unknown--on virtually every area of life.
Consider these universal truths:
  • Herth's Law. He who turns the other cheek too far gets it in the neck.
  • Allen's Formula. If you want to be a success in life, just show up 80 percent of the time.
  • Lowrey's Law. If it jams. . . force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
  • Carvlin's Commentary. In marriage, a warm heart seldom compensates for cold hands.

With a wise and witty range of personal policies and time-tested truisms, The Official Rules of Life will entertain, illuminate, and remind you that homespun advice is often the best you can get.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760720493
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Pages: 118

About the Author

Paul Dickson has written eight bat and ball books (one on softball, seven on baseball) and is working on the third edition of his Dickson Baseball Dictionary, as well as a new work, The Unwritten Rules of Baseball. He also writes narrative 20th century American history and compiles word books. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland, with his wife, Nancy.

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