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Candy Is Dandy: The Best of Ogden Nash [Ogden Nash] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. A bumper volume of the best poems by a hugely. Maybe even to Ogden Nash. #1 At that time, a gift of candy was considered a good way to touch a woman’s heart and romance her into love. Parker thought that. During his lifetime, Ogden Nash was the most widely known, appreciated, and anther,” and “In the vanities / No one wears panities,” and “Candy / Is dandy.

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Jun 08, Z rated it it was amazing Shelves: However, if you’re ogdsn of shelf space, and want just one volume of Nash’s poetry, An absolute delight.

May 13, Catherine rated it liked it. Sat, Jan 21 It soon gets a bit repetitive, but this is a treasure trove of witty wordplay and alliteration from the United States’ best-loved comic versifier.

Feb 06, Justine Delaney rated it really liked it Shelves: These are a few that I love: A thumping good bedtime read. As he grew older, although he did not lose his wit or playfulness at all, a few poems have a sombre air about them.

Sep 30, Sumirti Singaravel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Many of his poems have extremely long lines, followed by either another long one, or by an unexpectedly short one. The vast majority of poets have had to support themselves with a—often dreary—day job.

And particularly because they all observe one rule which woe betides the banker who fails to heed it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nash considered himself a “worsifier. Jennifer rated it really liked it Feb 24, And to that, he adds a dollop of cheery optimism, that makes life more palatable.


Which perhaps is just as well because if everybody was a success nobody could be contemptuous of anybody else and everybody would start ls all over again trying to be dndy bigger success than everybody else so they would sandy somebody to be contemptuous of and so on forevermore.

Paperbackpages. Will surely return to it again and again. Very few poets have provided so much joy and entertainment to so many people. My personal favorite – It is going to hurt just a little bit. The very title of the book is worthy of some—as I said before—contemplation.

Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker. – Ogden Nash – BrainyQuote

Nash didn’t like his children to say “Thanks” instead of “thank you” so when they said “thanks” he responded “Welks. Dec 04, Anita rated it it was amazing.

Feb 14, Christina rated it it was amazing. In both cases, they rhyme. Jan 10, wen b rated it it was amazing.

He died on May 19, Return to Book Page. Jun 13, Sahiti Nallagonda rated it it was amazing. Books by Ogden Nash.

What Does Candy Is Dandy But Liquor Is Quicker Mean?

You should definitely do that. Lists with This Book. This book is a brilliant collection of Ogden Nash’ poems and contains many of his best works in my opinion. If I were in a slightly more whimsical mood at the moment I’d try writing this review in a Nashian sort of meter, but I think I’ll pass that opportunity up. He appeared regularly on radio and on television, and he drew huge audiences for his readings and lectures. Candy Is Dandy has an introduction by the late British novelist and essayist Anthony Burgess, who has written it in the Nash style: Pam rated it really liked it Aug 02, The book was a tremendous success; it went into seven printings in its first year alone, and Nash quit his job with Doubleday.


That iw you don’t want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work. Please read the book. A little dated now, but a bumper crop of gems to make you smile. This excerpt uses the expression to note that marijuana is becoming more prevalent, like liquor already is.

The expression candy is dandy but liquor is quicker is a line from a poem, and subsequently a line from a movie, which became a popular rhyme. I’m irritated by the cover claim that this is a collection of the “best of”, because some of my personal Nash favourites are not included.

Nash was a keen observer of American social life, and frequently mocked religious moralizing and conservative politicians. So I really want all my friends to have a great time.