The Book of Ratings: Opinions, Grades, and Assessments of Everything Worth Thinking About
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The Book of Ratings: Opinions, Grades, and Assessments of Everything Worth Thinking About

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"Lore Fitzgerald Sjöberg could be talking about bowling shoes and still be funny (speaking of which, the low-fashion shoes rank C−, right below actual bowling)." —Washington Post

Are you harshly judgmental? Yes! Do you walk around snidely rating everything in your path? Of course you do! You can't help it—it's just too easy and too much fun to rate everything from your cowo...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published October 22nd 2002 by Three Rivers Press
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Koen Crolla
Remember when this was a thing? That was a long time ago, apparently.
Certainly too long for me to remember many of the ratings, so I couldn't tell you how much of this book, if any, is new things and how much of it is just copied over from the website. There's some filler content in the form of quizzes I mostly hadn't seen before (though at least one of those— Porn Star or My Little Pony? —went on to achieve Internet fame in its own right, in those halcyon days when associating MLP and pornograph...more
J. Alan
Lore is a funny, funny man.
Lore Sjoberg is an Internet superstar. One of the brains behind Brunching Shuttlecocks, his weekly columns on Wired have been must views for many of us. This book is a collection of his rating lists, where he will take five to seven items related to a topic, talk about them briefly and then assign them a letter grade a la elementary school. Occasionally interspersed between the lists are surveys.

This is laugh out loud stuff. The book was banished from my bedroom because I kept waking my husband...more
Classic humor from the mid-morning of the web.
Lore Sjoberg was doing Internet humor before it was cool, or even before it was uncool, and his Ratings were a highlight among his many hilarious writings. I'm not sure if this book is still in print, but you can still read almost all of these online, and you should.
Holly Lindquist
For an unabashedly random collection of oddments, this book is hilarious. Sjoberg's diverse opinions never get tiresome and there are enough laugh-out loud portions to make drinking a latte while reading this a dangerous exercise.
Hilarious. Good for multiple reads. Just open anywhere and have yourself a laugh.
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