Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S.
Can you grow a bonsai kitten? Should you stock up on dehydrated water? Is it easy to order human-flavored tofu? Or is this all just B.S.?
In a world of lip synching, breast implants, payola punditry, and staged reality shows, it's hard to know the real from the fake. Hippo Eats Dwarf is the essential field guide to today's Misinformation Age. Whether you're deciphering political doublespeak or trying to decide whether to forward that virus warning, hoaxpert Alex Boese provides the guidelines you need. For instance, Reality Rule 6.1: Just because you read it on the Internet doesn't make it true.
With case files, reality checks, definitions, and plenty of doctored photos, Hippo Eats Dwarf is an entertaining guide to life, death, eBay, and everything in between.
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Review: Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other BSUser Review - Patti - Goodreads
A fun read - Snopes in a way. My problems with the book is more with the actual printed book. I didn't like carrying something that had the word "dwarf" large on the cover. The colored pages made some print hard to read. Read full review
Review: Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other BSUser Review - Barbara - Goodreads
The book was published in 2006, which dates it a bit, but the information contained within makes for a breezy read. This nonfiction guide to Internet hoaxes and urban legends explains itself rather ... Read full review
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