“THE STUPIDEST THINGS EVER SAID is the crème de la crud!”

The Stupidest Things Ever Said BOOK OF ALL-TIME STUPIDEST TOP 10 LISTS

By Kathryn and Ross Petras

October 24, 2011 - From the celebrated collectors of the best-selling annual 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said calendar (over 4 million sold) comes the fabulously stupid collection they’ve put together due to popular demand: THE STUPIDEST THINGS EVER SAID BOOK OF ALL-TIME STUPIDEST TOP 10 LISTS (Workman; November 2011; $10.95). It’s a stupid title for a very stupid book!

This is the best of the Stupidest — or should we say, the stupidest of the stupidest, the creme de la crud of stupidities — over 1,000 ridiculous quotes in an irresistible top ten list format. It’s celebrities, politicians, and athletes; unthinkable book titles; erroneous road signs and menu translations; bizarre events and questionable scientific stories. It’s lists like:

  • The Top 10 Stupidest and Most Incredibly Annoying Things Said by Rich People

 #1: It’s so bad being homeless in the winter. They should go somewhere warm like the Caribbean where they can eat fresh fish all day. – model/socialite Victoria Hervey

  • The Top 10 Stupidest and Least Inspirational Coaches and Managers

 #5: Just remember the words of Patrick Henry: “Kill me or let me live!” - college football coach Bill Peterson

  • The Top 10 Stupidest Examples of Celebrities Sharing Their Vast Knowledge 

#3: Who is Yom Kippur? Is that the name of the new Japanese designer? - model-turned businesswoman Kathy Ireland

  • The Top 10 Stupidest Newspaper Typos Ever Printed 

#3: “I’s very happy,” said Olga, a medical student, in perfect English. - The Lynchburg (Virginia) Daily Advance

  • The Top 10 Stupidest Quotes from an Alternate Reality

#4: Nothing means nothing, but it really isn’t nothing because nothing is something that isn’t. - basketball player Darryl Dawkins

  • The Top 10 Stupidest Christmas Carols, Hymns, and Oratory 

 #10: I Saw Murray Kissing Santa Claus - as printed on Kowloon (Hong Kong) school hand-out

Plus lost in translation moments. Doubles entendres. Political speeches, foreign menus, traffic signs. Celebrities on literature, on world events, on revealing too much about themselves - Making love in the morning got me through morning sickness – I found I could be happy and throw up at the same time (Pamela Anderson). Book titles - Anorexia Nervosa in Bulgarian Bees. Newspaper headlines - Reason for More Bear Sightings: More Bears. And police blotters - Police receive a report of a newborn infant found in a trash can. Upon investigation, officers discover it was only a burrito.



KATHRYN and ROSS PETRAS, brother and sister, are the specialists in stupidity who have written numerous humor books and whose 365 Stupidest Things Ever Saidcalendar has entertained millions of readers for 18 years. They also publish collections of smartness, most recently Don’t Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats and Dance First, Think Later. Their blog is www.stupidest.com.




by Kathryn and Ross Petras

Publication Date: November 2011

Paperback, $10.95

ISBN 978-0-7611-6591-0

For more information or to schedule an interview with Kathryn or Ross Petras, please contact: Maggie Gleason/maggie@workman.com/212.614.5634