"I was not lying. I said things that later seemed to be untrue." Richard Nixon "I think I lie pretty well." O.J. Simpson, 1969 "School? Well, Iuh, I was going to school till I met somebody. Yeah! Uhtwo big monsters. And--and they tied me in a big sack!" Pinocchio's first lie Pinocchio might be the world's most famous liar, but everyone from your long distance operator to the milkman has participated in mankind's greatest foible. Would I Lie to You? is a hilarious compendium of history's biggest, funniest and most newsworthy lies, as told by the most outrageous liars in the world. Rutledge details the background behind the untruths, and lets the liars do all the talking. Honest. Would I Lie to You? includes the mundane:
"I was just picking up the phone to call you!" "We paid that bill two months ago."
"I haven't had cosmetic surgery"
and the monumental::
"Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation." President Ronald Reagan, 1981
"Of all the treasures a State can possess, the human lives of its citizens are for us the most precious." Joseph Stalin
Leigh Rutledge has an excellent track record with humorous booksLeft Hander's Guide and Excuses, Excuses have had terrific sellthroughs.
Makes a perfect gift book.