Cheers!: 1,024 Toasts & Sentiments for Every Occasion by Kevin P. McDonald

By Kevin P. McDonald

Cheers! is an crucial A-to-Z of hot, humorous, erudite, and mawkish sayings forevery attainable party. geared up by way of classification, Cheers! is greater than a listing of outstanding costs and noteworthy toasts. it's packed with helpful suggestion on the right way to arrange a personalised message utilizing the sayings within the ebook; convey a toast with no changing into flustered or, worse, working too lengthy; and be certain what phrases are acceptable for any given scenario. a longer index and cross-references make Cheers! tremendous effortless to navigate, so discovering the appropriate phrases is a cinch.

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