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Nash attended Harvard College, but dropped out after only one year. Aug 03, Richa rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m irritated by the cover claim that this is a collection of the “best of”, because some of my personal Nawh favourites are not included.

Nov 05, Tom Hansen rated it it was amazing.

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

What did you do? You will laugh out loudest.

The Best Of Ogden Nash on any page and be instantly entertained. If it were a duel of wits their weapon would be superior to yours; not bigger, not better but sharper and aesthetically gorgeous.

Candy Is Dandy: The delightful verse of Ogden Nash – Livemint

So I ogven it again. Apr 17, rebecca rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. In that case, candy it is! This guy is awesome.


Rifa Khan rated it it was amazing Mar 01, Refresh and try again. Laugh with him and see the world through a different lens.

Bringing out that comedy in writing is much more difficult than it seems! This book is a brilliant collection of Ogden Nash’ poems and contains many of his best works in my opinion. I am not a fan of poetry. This excerpt uses the expression to note that marijuana is becoming more prevalent, like liquor already is.

As he grew older, although he did not lose his wit or playfulness at all, a few poems have a sombre air about them. Did you give the boss a small gift first to get him in a good mood? Nash is a great poet to turn to, for pure relaxation and fun, or to relieve stress. Jun 12, Jordan Cullen rated it really liked it. Dec 04, Anita rated it it was amazing.

No, that might seem like bribery. My personal favorite – It is going to hurt just a little bit. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Return to Book Page. I really feel like I deserve a raise. Inhe took a job in the marketing hash with the publishing house Doubleday. Candy is a good thing to offer someone to get them to do something, but liquor will work more quickly. Pallavi Shrivastava rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Read it once or read it twice.

One of the very few exceptions to that rule was the American master of light verse, Ogden Nashwhose poems were immensely popular in the English-speaking world from the day he started publishing them and have remained candyy till today. Feb 06, Justine Delaney rated it really liked it Shelves: That is from the bio of him. Sep 30, Sumirti Singaravel rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 13, Catherine rated it liked it.


It’s a wonderful ‘diary’ of the silly conversations Nash had with his children and shows that never entirely growing up is a good thing. Best for light reading – so witty and intelligent!

Candy Is Dandy: The Best of Ogden Nash

The very title of the book is worthy of some—as I said before—contemplation. In fact pretty much the complete works of one of America’s funniest poets. His poems are just a delight. Basically all there is to say is that, while I love poetry, I’ve never enjoyed myself in reading any book of verse as much as this one.

It is also the last poem in Candy Is Dandy. Ogden Nash’s command of rhyme is astonishing.

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.