TOASTS FOR EVERY OCCASION
over 1,300 toasts collected around
the world - weddings, humor, risqué
an award winning freelance photo journalist I started writing some
fifteen years ago specializing in travel and yachting. My first book, TOASTS FOR EVERY
OCCASION, containing wedding toasts as well as other entertaining quotes,
was published by the New American Library, an
imprint of Penguin Putnam, ISBN # 0-451-20301-1 It can be found in bookstores
nationwide and online. It contains 'wary,
wise and witty words collected from around the world'.
I found that most of the few 'toast' books available are really
aids in how to be a toastmaster and give long speeches. They tell
nothing of the history of toasting and contain very few toasts.
book is different. It
is a guide to, and a history of toasting, containing over 1,300
short pithy toasts in 171 different
categories so there is literally one for every
occasion, or which can be adapted to any occasion.
I have collected these
quotes on my many travels around the world and many have never been previously
published. Some books claiming a large number of toasts simply list the same
ones in a number of places, as there are many which might fit into
several categories such as humor, wedding, risqué, etc.
I did not want to have that repetition so
my book indexes each quote. In other
words, don't just look under humor in the Contents, but check the index for
everything under humor or whatever category you're looking for. The book sells
for $13.00 US and $19.00 Can The book is doing
well thanks to all of you and has had multiple printings. It
has just been featured on the front page of the WineXplorer site.
Please click on WineXplorer to view
sample - "May your happiness be as deep as the ocean and
your sorrows as light as the foam."
Thank you one and all! If you purchase the book and would
like a signed copy, please email me with your address and I will send you a signed peel off
book plate to put inside the front cover. Also if you wish to order
online, click on the Amazon or Barnes & Noble links. Amazon Books
discount the book!