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The Straight Dope Tells All

Author : Cecil Adams
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Provides answers to such questions as "Who invented the smiley face?," "Is there such thing as a pathological liar?," and "Why is braille found on drive-up ATMs?"

Return of the Straight Dope

Author : Cecil Adams
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The Chicago columnist offers sarcastic answers to questions on such topics as transportation, the human body, and technology

Triumph of the Straight Dope

Author : Cecil Adams
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Provides answers to such questions as "Can you see a Munchkin committing suicide in The Wizard of Oz?" and "Is it true cats always land unharmed on their feet, no matter how far they fall?"

BALCO

Author : Victor Conte
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Conte, founder of BALCO and the centerpiece of the "New York Times" bestseller "Game of Shadows," finally tells his side of the BALCO affair--the steroids-in-sports scandal that has shocked and captured the attention of the world. 25 color photographs.

Know It All

Author : Ed Zotti
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Answers questions about animals, the human body, time, the earth, space, food, weather, history, and technology

The Straight Dope

Author : Joe Reister
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More of the Straight Dope

Author : Cecil Adams
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Filled with answers to offbeat questions, this compendium of brainteasers provide little-known facts about everyday people, places, and things in a humorous format

Letters Home

Author : Mina Kirstein Curtiss
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The Barn House

Author : Ed Zotti
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A rollicking yarn about a home-improvement project that took a man and his family to hell and back. In 1993, after Chicago lost many of its residents to the suburbs, Ed Zotti and his family gambled their future by fixing up a dilapidated Victorian home in a dicey neighborhood. Where most saw a shabby façade, the Zottis saw promise?even when it dragged and drained every resource. ?The Barn House? had a collapsed ceiling, wiring that shorted, and oak floors painted red, white, and blue. Unsettling discoveries included a box of .38 caliber bullets?with five missing?and the mere fact that the house was built on a bed of sand. Alternately harrowing and hilarious, this is a classic account of one family?s private urban renewal project, featuring burglars, irate neighbors, and a lively cast of workers. From its grim beginning to its unexpected outcome, The Barn House is the inspiring story of what it means to live (and totally rewire) the American Dream.

Uncle John s All Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader

Author : Bathroom Readers' Institute
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Why is our lucky 13th edition All-Purpose? Uncle John himself explains: “You can read this Bathroom Reader anywhere—in the obvious spot, in bed or, heck, by the pool or at work.” Why Extra-Strength? “Because of the mountains of research gathered, you can guess where, by our crackpot…I mean hotshot…staff.” Yes, APES (as we affectionately call it at the BRI) is filled to the rim with more than 500 pages of amazing facts, quotes, history, myths, brain teasers, origins, celebrity gossip, and our powerful brand of “uncanny” humor. Here are 13 reasons to read this book: 1. Triskaidekaphobia, the fear of ten plus three 2. Military surplus: The story of carrot cake 3. The real-life inspiration behind Dracula 4. Going Ape: The history of Tarzan 5. People who married themselves 6. Politically incorrect toothpaste 7. Legendary business blunders 8. Hollywood’s biggest bombs 9. Wide world of weird sports 10. Dog food for thought 11. The birth of the CD 12. Dumb criminals 13. Zappa’s Law And much, much more!

Uncle John s Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

Author : Bathroom Readers' Institute
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At a whopping 600 absorbing pages, Uncle John pulled out all the stops to make the behemoth Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader the epitome of Throne Room entertainment. Happy birthday, Uncle John! This 20th anniversary edition proves that some things do get better with age. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). Uncle John’s Triumphant 20th Bathroom Reader is jam-packed with 600 pages of all-new articles (as usual, divided by length for your sitting convenience). In what other single book could you find such a lively mix of surprising trivia, strange lawsuits, dumb crooks, origins of everyday things, forgotten history, quirky quotations, and wacky wordplay? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained as you read about: * The incredible (edible) history of bread * The secret congressional bomb shelter * Farts in the news * The history of the aloha shirt * The real Zorro * The worst city in America * How your taste buds work * It’s the Peanuts story, Charlie Brown And much, much more!

Fixin to Git

Author : Jim Wright
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The author shares his fascination with and adoration for NASCAR racing capturing all aspects of this popular sport, from the race tracks to the campgrounds where fans congregate. (Sports & Recreation)

How to Raise a Drug Free Kid

Author : Joseph A. Califano
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Nearly every child will be offered drugs or alcohol before graduating high school. The good news is that a child who gets to age twenty-one without smoking, using drugs, or abusing alcohol is virtually certain never to do so ... and informed parents have the power to influence their kids to choose not to use. This give parents a realistic picture of the world their teens confront and the tools to help them get through adolescence healthy and drug free. Based on research at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, this book answers the daunting questions parents across the country have repeatedly asked.

Writing Today

Author : Donald Pharr
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Helps students see reading and writing as practical tools both in college and in the world of work.

Rules of Thumb for Research with MLA Updates

Author : Jay Silverman
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The authors of the best-selling RULES OF THUMB handbook have now recreated their proven pedagogy for a RULES OF THUMB FOR RESEARCH. This concise, spiral-bound research guide is designed to give students the essential research skills that they need in college and beyond, researching both print and electronic sources. Everything a student needs to know to write a research paper (or to research a personal topic) is all here in plain, practical steps.

Vanity Fair

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Windows XP All in One Desk Reference For Dummies

Author : Woody Leonhard
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Covers Windows XP basics, customization, the Internet, Internet Explorer, America Online, Microsoft Network, hardware, multimedia options, and home networking.

Everybody s

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Vanity Fair

Author : Frank Crowninshield
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The Underground Guide to Computer Security

Author : Michael Alexander
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Offers advice for protecting computers and data from viruses, hackers, unscrupulous coworkers, professional data thieves, and physical threats such as flooding and power outages