How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-free Life (Paperback)

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The Last Stupid Book You’ll Ever Need to Read

Don’t want to slog through lengthy old books like A Tale of Two Cities or The Giving Tree? Sick of being judged by your avid-reader “friends” who talk about books you’ve ...

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ITEM#: 14091932

The Last Stupid Book You’ll Ever Need to Read

Don’t want to slog through lengthy old books like A Tale of Two Cities or The Giving Tree? Sick of being judged by your avid-reader “friends” who talk about books you’ve never heard of? Want to sound smarter without the strain of actually bettering yourself? Never fear. In How Not to Read, you’ll find techniques to fake your way through literature so you never have to read another book—ever!

Inside, you’ll find:

• Tips for getting through anything you have to read by reading faster: Just read every third word. (One Hundred Years of Solitude becomes “Many as the Colonel was, that when him ice.” Wow! It’s like a Gertrude Stein poem only more comprehensible!)

• Entire genres summed up in a single page: Historical fiction becomes “Guess who else had sex: Hitler!”

• Literary insults to make yourself seem smarter: “The only thing sadder than you is a Joycean epiphany!” “You’re as weak as a passive sentence written in negative form. And probably not considered by anyone to be worth more than an adverb.”

It’s time to stop fearing those people who keep bringing up Ayn Rand. How Not to Read is here to liberate the world from ever needing to read a book again.

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ISBN 9780399537615
Genre HUMOR / Form / Parodies
Format Paperback
Pages 184
Publisher Date 2012-09-04 00:00:00.0
Publisher Perigee
Copyright Year 2012
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.25 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.8 lb
Language English
Subtitle Harnessing the Power of a Literature-free Life
Edition Detail Original
Audience General/trade
Authors Wilbur, Dan

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