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This Book Is Not a Toy!: Friendly Advice on How to Avoid Death and Other Inconveniences

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THIS BOOK IS NOT A TOY!
Friendly Advice on How To Avoid Death and Other Inconveniences

- Our brain: Friend or Foe?
- Why it is not good to step on a snake's neck
- Common sense tips for daredevils
- How to crash $800 billion worth of Boeing aircraft
- Mount Everest tours where "Kids Climb Free!"
- Why your house it out to get you

In this wry, wistful, deeply wise, and trouser-wet
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by St. Martin's Press
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Mo
Feb 23, 2013 Mo rated it did not like it
The 'In Lieu of Acknowledgements' section started out promising with its admission that the Acknowledgements section of any book is never read by anyone who isn't mentioned in it, so therefore the author was going to keep it short & not mention anyone, then proceeded to mention everyone and go on for three long pages. Yawn.

I only read the first couple essays & then quit subjecting myself to the pointlessness. I didn't find it amusing or entertaining at all. Just mind-numbingly verbose,
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