Publication date March 1, 2010
Appalaches, or Talking Down a Hole
157 -- Better to visit foolishness than to invite it into your home.
189 -- One should at least pretend to be less pretentious.
224 -- Teach a child who he is if you expect him to be somebody.
261 -- Weathermen are employed to mistate the obvious.
295 -- A stick is not a tree, though it be pasted with leaves.
364 -- Bacon and eggs do not come from the same cow.
418 -- A man can go home again, if the relatives haven’t destroyed it.
724 -- The feeble jogger is heroic.
932 -- A show of religion is no different than any other show.
995 -- If more people drove sheep, there would be far fewer accidents.
“While I wouldn’t attribute divine inspiration to Steven Cope’s writing (anymore than I would my own), these pithy sayings put me in mind of the Bible’s proverbs; they’re witty, dead-accurate, and thought-provoking. I can think of 1,001 reasons you should buy---and read---this book.”