The Little Book of Trash Talk

Celebrity put-downs and instant insults

Orange Hippo!
AUD $12.99

Choice words from some of the biggest trash talkers out there. A must for anyone in search of the ultimate humiliating insult.

You'll be running your mouth like an Olympic sprinter after you've read this book.

The Little Book of Trash Talk takes a short-but-sweet look at trash talk, an art form that is a crucial aspect not only of modern sport but also of popular entertainment. This tiny tome explores the origins of trash talking and how it has mutated and spread in popularity across the decades, as well as looking at trash talking in the most unlikely of places (like 'sledging' in cricket). It's not all mean-spirited banter - The Little Book of Trash Talk highlights how wordplay in trash talk reflects the wit and ingenuity of the talker and aims to show that trash talking is not just the domain of a few select sportsmen, but is deployed by everyone from Winston Churchill to Liam Gallagher.

'You're a male nurse, bro. I'm gonna fk you up in about two minutes.' - Josh Kosheck to opposing Team GSP staff medic Brad Tate during The Ultimate Fighter 12 on November 4, 2010, as seen on

'Chris Martin looks like a geography teacher. Whats all that with writing messages about Free Trade? If he wants to write things down I'll give him a pen and a pad of paper. Bunch of students.' - Liam Gallagher, as seen on, 15 March 2020, by Alessia Armenise.

'I'll beat him so bad, he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.' - Muhammad Ali talking before his fight with Floyd Patterson in 1965, as seen on
Category: Humour & Gift
ISBN: 9781911610670
Table Of Contents: The History of Trash Talk • Trash talk in boxing • Trash talk in MMA • Trash talk in other sports • Trash talk in music • Celebrity trash talkers.
Publisher: Welbeck
Imprint: Orange Hippo
Pub Date: February 2021
Page Extent: 192
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Humour