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More Information Than You Require by John Hodgman
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Apr 30, 2009

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bookshelves: humor, non-fiction

The PC guy from the Apple ads is not just a minor television personality - he's a comedic writer! This book is a really enjoyable, although it's more of a coffee table book, because it's filled with random bits of information and advice. None of the information is factual, but Hodgman will have you believe they are rare secrets that may or may not benefit you. He tells you how to cook an owl, how to play roulette ("always bet on African American" according to Wesley Snipes), how to combat rat infestation, and how to spend an enormous amount of wealth (first on his list - building a dolphin sanctuary, although he's adamant that all dolphins speak English). The funniest part, in my opinion, is his rundown of U.S. Presidents, in which he explains which of our leaders had hooks for hands. And did you know that Teddy Roosevelt participated in seances AS THE TABLE?!?

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message 1: by Jack (new)

Jack I find it kind of hilarious that you tagged a book of elaborate lies "non-fiction"...

Jamie The Subject is "American wit and humor" (818 in Dewey). Well, there are technically facts in the book, just not very many. Reminds me of the "what's the difference between mythology and religion" debate in LIS 530. Wow, I remembered something from library school!!!!

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