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The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything: The Essential Companion for Everyday Life

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Bringing the curiosity and expertise of The New York Times to the art and science of everyday life

The wisdom of New York Times experts in every field is packed into one easy-to-use volume, making it an indispensable reference for every coffee table, kitchen, or bookshelf.

Would you like know how to choose the best insurance policy? How to get a copy of your FBI file? How t
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Hardcover, 848 pages
Published October 17th 2006 by St. Martin's Press (first published September 19th 1995)
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Iowa City Public Library
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
Benjamin Han
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.
Catmampbell
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.
Cathy
same as others like this. There is some good stuff though.
Meredith
Had some interesting and useful things in it.
Anthrodiva Stommen
I love guides to stuff...
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