The straight dope: a compendium of human knowledge

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Chicago Review Press, 1984 - Humor - 301 pages
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Answers questions about animals, the human body, religion, history, science, politics, technology, language, music, money, food, television, and movies

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Review: The Straight Dope (The Straight Dope)

User Review  - T. - Goodreads

This is one of the most hysterically funny books you can buy! Cecil used to write a column and compiled questions and answers into this (and, I believe, other) book. Cecil is such a wit. I purchased ... Read full review

Review: The Straight Dope (The Straight Dope)

User Review  - Rich Meyer - Goodreads

While a lot of the information is quite dated now, even 15-20 years later, this is a fun book to read. Cecil Adams (aka editor Ed Ziotti) was one of the first popular columnists to answer the ... Read full review


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About the author (1984)

Adams, one of the world's legendary recluses, has never been photographed or interviewed. In fact, only a handful of people have ever met him, giving rise to his reputation as the Howard Hughes of American journalism.

Zotti is the editor and confidant of Cecil Adams, one of the world's legendary recluses.

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