Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S.

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Harcourt, 2006 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 278 pages
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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 BS

User Review  - Beau Johnston - Goodreads

A fun guide to hoaxes and urban legends. I baulked at some of the hoaxes because I couldn't believe people were silly enough to have given them an ounce of credibility. One of the stories had me ... Read full review

Review: Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other BS

User Review  - Alice - Goodreads

I've given this book 3 stars, but it's really more a 3.5, I'm just being stingy. Hippo Eats Dwarf is exactly my type of book, I'm really into myths and subliminal messages and things of that nature ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Alex Boeseis a graduate student at the University of California at San Diego, where he is completing his doctoral dissertation.

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