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I can't believe how long I've been reading this one, so it was time just to sit down and finish it today so it stops hanging over my head. Some things I loved about it were also some of the same things I hated - the ridiculousness of it; how there were directly contradictory things in different places. There were several repeats and some typos, and I've no patience for bad editing. This book is great for a coffee table - a collection of hodge podge, useless, and sometimes entertaining nuggets. S ...more
Tom Parker is an author and illustrator who lives in Ithaca, N.Y., and works for Cornell University. He has written and illustrated Rules of Thumb volumes 1 and 2, In One Day, Never Trust a Calm Dog, and Le Livre du Bon Sens, a French translation which even he can't understand. Trained as a biologist (Earlham College) Parker spent fifteen years as the cover editor and a contributing writer for Ame ...moreMore about Tom Parker...