The Practical Guide to Practically Everything: The Ultimate Consumer Annual
This extensive, one-volume personal library offers a better way of getting the facts one needs to live safety, easily, inexpensively, and enjoyably in complicated times. In a lively style, The Practical Guide to Practically Everything covers such consumer issues as health care, money matters, buying a car, safety on airlines and in airports, strategies for getting better p...more
Paperback, 896 pages
Published September 19th 1995 by Random House
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Jul 08, 2010 Iowa City Public Library added it · review of another edition
The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything: The Essential Companion for Everyday Life, does just what its title states. The book is comprised of 12 sections; the first is Health and Fitness and the last Laws and Mores with House and Garden, Travel, Everyday Science several of the sections in between. This is a great source to have if you don’t have access to Google or you just want to use a good old fashioned reference book to answer a question, (you know, like you used to in t...more
Incredibly poorly written. its filled with articles and opinion articles that belong in catty magazines. Probably dozens of pages filled with meaningless lists like all of the Calendar types (there 7*2 -- each starting day of the year * 2 for leap years) and all of the movies to have ever won major awards. Useless.
I did not like this book at all. Any of the information that could be considered actually useful is common sense already. It was about as interesting to read as a phone book and not good enough to keep around for reference.