Put Downs is a pithy collection of insults you wish you'd said yourself, but didn't think up in time. Whether it be rock star or politician, actress or businessman, no-one in the public eye is immune to a perfectly-executed barb. His writing is limited to songs for dead blondes,' is Keith Richards' view on Elton John. 'Boy George is all England needs. Another queen who can't dress,' was Joan Rivers' take on the lipstick-wearing frontman of Culture Club. Proving that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword, the author has assembled the corrosive words of hundreds of master craftsmen in their field and contains a selection of often hilarious put downs to suit almost every social situation when words fail you.