The Happy Mutant Handbook
This is the do-it-yourself handbook for enjoying our media-saturated world by tinkering with how it works. Pulls together the kookiest and most engaging ideas from the Internet, great suggestion...more
I still like the graphic designs of the book and occasionally grab images out of it for little art projects.
Maybe there isn't much to learn from it today, the book is now over a decade old, but it can probably be bought used for cheap and turne ...more
I read this back in 1995 and it had a very positive effect on my world view. It is one thing to be weird and be content with it, but it is something else to know you are not alone. Not that the Happy Mutant ...more
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My books: The Happy Mutant Handbook (1995, Riverhead), a guide to offbeat pop culture. Mad Professor (2003, Chronicle), science experiments for kids. Worlds Worst (2005, Chronicle), a guide to the worst stuff on Earth, The Computer (2005, Carlton books), an illustrated history of computers. Rule the Web (2007, St. Martins), a guide to onl ...more