Monday, December 12, 2011

0 Mental_Floss The Book: Only The Greatest Lists in the History of Listory review

Title: Mental_Floss The Book: Only The Greatest Lists in the History of Listory
Authors: Edited by: Ethan Trex, Will Pearson, and Mangesh Hattikudur
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: November 1, 2011
paperback, 308 pages
ISBN: 978-0-06-206930-6

Summary:
For ten years, the knowledge seekers at mental_floss have been hunting and trapping the world’s rarest facts, locking them into captivating lists for the world to admire. Thanks to their tireless efforts, Mental Floss: The Book is packed with a decade’s worth of the smartest, quirkiest stories around.


My thoughts:
I'm a huge fan of Mental_Floss magazine and I'm a huge fan of lists. If there is a top ten list anywhere I want to read it. Mental_Floss has put together this fabulous book that is the mother load of lists. If you're not familiar with Mental_Floss their tag line is "Where knowledge  junkies get their fix". The magazine is chocked full of interesting tidbits from music to science to history and more. I had high expectations for this book. I was not disappointed. 
This book contains lists of:
The Five Most Annoying People in History
14 Fictional Characters Whose Names You Didn't Know
Eight Latin Phrases You Pretend to Understand
Eight Celebs and their Incredibly Odd Phobias
Six Tasty Foods Named After People
There are hundreds of lists in this book. I love looking through this book. The lists are great to read. This would make a great coffee table book. You can read it cover to cover one list at a time or you can just flip through it every now and again. The History of Listory is a great read. It's very entertaining and fun. If you love lists or know someone that does. I'd definitely recommend this book. 
My rating:
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*I received this book from the publisher for review purposes only. This in no way influenced my review.


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