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    Tic-tac-toe. It’s a familiar game, and we all know the players: the X, the O, locked in an inevitable struggle for control of a 3 x 3 grid. But what’s at the route of their seemingly endless conflict? Is it a friendly rivalry, a long-term grudge, a bitter enmity…or something more complicated?

    For the creation of Tic-Tac-Tome, the first-ever book that can play a game of tic-tac-toe, the two adversaries came together for their first major project since the revival of Hollywood Squares. This seemed like an ideal time to try and square their differences.

    But even though these two characters sometimes stand in for hugs and kisses, their feelings about each other don’t by any means fit into neat little boxes.

  • I remember one of my high school English teachers being horrified that only two of us had heard of John Cleese, and with the greatness known as Monty Python, who can blame her?

    Known primarily for Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and probably just for being funny and British in general, the legendary sketch troupe is responsible for popularizing many comedic styles and creating groundbreaking sketches, including several for the bookish, grammar-appreciating, literature enthusiasts among us.

  • Here at Quirk, we like to laugh. As a publisher who takes a lot of joy in making people smile, comedy is important to us. So when comedy legend Carol Leifer's book found its way into our office... well, we just couldn't wait to publish it.

    Now, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying is less than a week away, and we want to give you a chance to win a copy, as well as offer up some bits of wisdom from the book.

    There are two ways to enter.

    One, you can enter the Rafflecopter below by following us and Carol. Easy as that! We're giving away five books there.

    Two, you can share some of the bits of wisdom here on Twitter. Tweet out one of these quote images with #HowtoSucceed and a link to the book's page (http://www.quirkbooks.com/howtosucceed). We'll pick five of you at random at the end of next week! And yes, you can enter multiple times. After all, we've got three images to share! The one up top, and the two right below.

    Good luck! 

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