Modern humans have the attention span of a sound bite. If you’re going to make a point, you’ve got to make it fast. If you want it to actually stick, you have to stop people in their tracks, whether by making them laugh, or cry, or think for at least a second how true your remark is—for them. Oddly enough, the busier they are, the more they appreciate being stopped this way. Maybe they’ve been longing for all their frantic activity to cease—even for a moment.
Wise Cracks does exactly that. One observation to a page, each captures an important understanding about life and living we all inherently have, whether we’re aware of it or not. Maybe we’ve never really given it much thought; maybe we have thought about it, but in all our racing around, forgotten. Whatever our circumstance may be, when we hear or read a wise remark, something clicks. We like it. It’s as if we’ve been thirsting for some wisdom and getting even a snippet is deeply satisfying. That’s why proverbs don’t die out—even the strange ones that no one really “gets” anymore.
Wise Cracks combines common sense wisdom, deep insight and engaging wit in a quick read, for the attention-deficient modern human being.