As Certain as Death—Quotations About Taxes (PDF-9202kb)
As Certain as Death—Quotations About Taxes
Jeffery L. Yablon
As tax season reaches its zenith, Pillsbury partner Jeffery Yablon's latest edition of "As Certain as Death—Quotations About Taxes" (2010: Tax Analysts), provides a welcome respite from paperwork and number crunching. Featuring more than 1,500 quotations from some of history's most colorful and successful figures—from Emperor Constantine and Al Capone to Henry David Thoreau to Miss Manners—Yablon's book offers a light-hearted look at taxes which Fortune reviewer Allan Sloan describes as “chicken soup for the tax-weary.”
Declaring the book both "amusing and educational," Sloan says As Certain As Death "is like canapés for anyone interested in taxes, which ought to be all of us.” Yablon, a noted Pillsbury tax partner who advises on federal income tax law with a particular emphasis on tax-exempt organizations, individual tax planning and real estate, started collecting quotations about taxes in the 1970s, publishing the first edition in 1994. Published by Tax Analysts, this latest edition has grown to contain 1,577 quotations.