Why 2,548? Well, it's a long story--and a not terribly witty one. (You can read it in the introduction.) But the 2,548 entries are clever and highly quotable. Many are worthy of memorization, to be whipped out at just the right moment. Touché! The 2,548 Wittiest Things Anybody Ever Said makes a thoughtful addition to bedside in the guest room, coffee table in a waiting room, anyplace family, friends, or clients might have a few minutes to spare. It's also a great gift for someone recuperating from an illness--easy to read in short segments, and sure to inspire a smile.