Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Words to Live By: the Origins of Conventional Wisdom and Commonsense Advice

by Panati, Charles A

  • ISBN: 9780140281569
  • ISBN10: 0140281568

Words to Live By: the Origins of Conventional Wisdom and Commonsense Advice

by Panati, Charles A

  • List Price: $15.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish date: 05/01/1999
  • ISBN: 9780140281569
  • ISBN10: 0140281568
used Add to Cart $1.41
You save: 91%
Marketplace Item
Description: "Ignorance is bliss." "Let the buyer beware." "Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today." These familiar sayings have become part of our collective memory and embody the values we hold in common -- but where did they come from? With his characteristically obsessive curiosity and relentless detailed detective skills, Charles Panati tracks the origins of hundreds of gems of folk wisdom that have found their way into American culture, including such far-ranging sources as Aesop, the Bible, Ben Franklin, and Broadway, Words to Live By uncovers, and pulls together the various strands that make up the rich folk tradition of popular wisdom and "common sense." As always, Charles Panati takes us on a journey that is seriously informative, endlessly entertaining, and full of surprises.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: More Than Words
Location: Waltham, MA
Condition: Good
. All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. 9780061962790 purchase
[...]
Price:
$1.41
Comments:
. All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. 9780061962790 purchase
[...]
Seller: HouseofSales
Location: TROY, NY
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Price:
$1.48
Comments:
Seller: Bookmans
Location: Tucson, AZ
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Satisfaction 100% guaranteed.
Price:
$2.02
Comments:
Satisfaction 100% guaranteed.
Seller: MABBooks
Location: Houston, TX
Condition: Good
0140281568. 8.8 X 6.0 X 1.1 inches; 416 pages.
Price:
$4.38
Comments:
0140281568. 8.8 X 6.0 X 1.1 inches; 416 pages.
Seller: HPB-Diamond
Location: Carrollton, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Archives Books, inc.
Location: Edmond, OK
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
No markings. Historic Oklahoma Bookstore on Route 66. Packages shipped daily, Mon-Fri.
Price:
$4.78
Comments:
No markings. Historic Oklahoma Bookstore on Route 66. Packages shipped daily, Mon-Fri.
Seller: HPB-Diamond
Location: Carrollton, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$5.62
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Sheboygan, WI Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$7.17
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Bonita
Location: Newport Coast, CA
Condition: Good
Price:
$47.58
Comments:
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).