You Don't Know Sh*t
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You Don't Know Sh*t

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A brilliant miscellany of all things scatalogical

You Don’t Know Sh*t glides from the sublime heights of human ingenuity to the lowest of the lower depths. It’s the ultimate human journey.”—Frederick Kaufman, author of Wasteland

It’s part of all of our lives. But how much do you really know about poop, scat, sh*t, excrement? From the historical to the scientific, the cultur...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Lisa Susan
I can honestly say I have learned all I need to know about this topic...and then some!!! This book tells all - the history of toilets and sewers(first built in 1858), the fact that in the 1740's women were taught "virtues of control" in order to refrain from having a bowel movement, that just like snowflakes, no two farts are alike, that biologists have found termite fossil farts trapped in amber (I've got to look at my amber jewelry again), the number of miles per hour that farts exit you, care...more
Susan Olesen
This is one sh*tty book. Seriously. That's all it's about. Written tongue in cheek (the upper ones), it's a brief - exploration? - of everything fecal, from the object to the disposal thereof throughout history. It's a great book to leave in the bathroom and read when ... well, you know when. Not gross, but it will leave you laughing at times. A lot of little harmless facts that are easy to digest. Worth a fast little peek, I guess!
A very excellent night-time in-bed reading experience. Very informative, though not what I would call scholarly. Rather insouciant in style, with plenty of puns and poop jokes. Good quick discussions of how septic fields work, and sewage systems, as well as surveys of toilet styles around the world (what is it with the Japanese and their high-tech singing toilets?). An excellent list of euphemisms for defecating and breaking wind. My new favorite: dropping the kids off at the pool.
Aldo Juarez
A lot of interesting facts on fecal matter. The writes were great at writing the puns too.
Sometimes it's best to be left in the dark about some subjects...
Fun (and educational ;-)
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