The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary - Ambrose Bierce This little book is certainly one that must be read. If nothing else, a lot of the definitions that Bierce coined back in his day are very relevant today. There is a blend of cynicism and dark humor in the work. I don't recall now who recommended the book to me; I know it was one of my online friends, and it was after reading The Quotable Atheist, which I have listed here on GR as well. At any rate, Bierce's book is very appropriate to our day and age. But it is also very reflective of its era. As always with books like these, I find fascinating the glimpses you get of the time period of the work. So, if you need a reminder of the real definition for words like "Christian," "money," and "patience," among others, this is the only dictionary you may ever need.