I wanted to write a certain thing that would require a clear head & choice language. Finally I thought a cup of coffee might help the matter... - letter to Olivia L. Clemens and Charles J. Langdon, 17 Jan. 1869 Employ the Mark Twain mug when you need to preserve the outward signs of sanity - or just when you require a clear head to write a certain thing. You don't have to have coffee, of course, if you would better enjoy coffee with brandy burnt in it, water, slush, two hot scotches, slumgullion, or sage-tea. Mr. Twain was not one to stand on formality. Fill your mug with your favorite beverage, then lean back and read a good book or write literature of a low order - i.e. humorous - and nothing to be proud of, even if it is your strongest suit. "The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter." Running a close second is caffeine. Whether you're meeting with the book club or the board of directors, UPG's Literary Mugs make a welcome addition to your caf? culture. Now you can enjoy coffee in the morning, afternoon tea, or hot chocolate at bedtime - and never be far from the writers you love. This mug is microwave and dishwasher safe and holds 14 oz.