In the great tradition of the American almanac, this volume is a brilliant and hilarious compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom on all topics large and small.In the great tradition of the American almanac, this volume is a brilliant and hilarious compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom on all topics large and small.Read Less
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Hodgman's witty insights and helpful tables reminded me of the many thoughtful conversations and insightful discussions I've had over the years. Everybody's favorite topics are included and I'd especially recommend the book to people who consider themselves lovers of trivial facts. Even though the facts are made up, the lies contained here are worth far more than mere truths.
Jul 22, 2007
I found this book of no literary value. Am surprised it ever made anyone's best seller list. There is no continuity, purpose or academic value to this book. I read about half of it, skipped about in the remaining chapters and regret I purchased the book. It was a "bummer"
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