The Portable Curmudgeon (ISBN 0-453-00565-9), edited by Jon Winokur is a compilation of quotes from, and interviews with some of the most bitter, sarcastic, and humorous minds of the 20th century. The book features interviews with many of the members of the old Algonquin Round Table along with some more modern personalities:

It also features over 1000 pithy and irreverent quotations from the above personalities and others, organized by subject.

Although the book was first published in 1987, the observations and wit remain timeless.