How Hemlines Predict the Economy: Explanations, Rationalizations, and Theories on Everything

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2009 - Humor - 163 pages
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Why does the dominant partner in any sexual relationship usually sleep on the side of the bed nearest the door? Is there a direct relationship between the length of hemlines and the state of the national economy? Are odd numbers evil? And why do drivers with hats drive twenty miles per hour slower than those without?

These are the big questions of life, and it takes a brave man to tackle them. Author, broadcaster, and columnist Peter FitzSimons is the ideal guide to the weird world of the popular theory, the urban myth, and the land of "did you know...?" His offbeat, insightful, and painfully funny takes on our world will have readers laughing out loud and recounting every last anecdote to friends and family. FitzSimons' knack for witty and wise observations of everything from relationship phenomena to street traffic is sure to leave all American readers wondering why they haven't read him until now. A perfect gift for the man who has everything but answers.

 

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HOW HEMLINES PREDICT ECONOMY

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Though the title might suggest an economics primer, this goofy, almost quaint compilation examines a long list of "theories, conundrums, observations, quotations, and whatnots," of which the title is ... Read full review

Contents

Relationship Theories
1
Conundrums
7
Pseudopscientific
15
Sporting Theories
23
Traffic Lore
37
Mishmash
45
Travel Theories
65
Observations
71
Families
107
Life and Death
113
Government and World Politics
123
Internet Theories
133
Literature Theories
143
Laws Theorems and Dictums
149
About the Author
155
23 37 45 65 71 81 97 101 107 113 123 133 143 149 155
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High Finance 10 Rocksolid Facts 11 Body Talk
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About the author (2009)

Peter FitzSimons is thebestselling author of seventeen books, a well-respected columnist for the SydneyMorning Herald and Sun Herald, and a radio broadcaster. He isan ex-Wallaby, a television presenter, and a regular contributor to the InternationalHerald Tribune and the London Daily Telegraph.

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