Mental Floss: Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Humor - 208 pages
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Friends? Romans? Countrymen?
You never know whom you'll have to impress
at your next corporate shindig or keg party.

Whatever the target audience, mental_floss knows staring facedown into the punch bowl isn't the trick. In fact, that's exactly why we're handing you Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets—a totally effective, foolproof guide to starting and sustaining conversations on every topic under the sun. Want to wax wise about barbarians, socialist theory, and jazz musicians? What about Keynesian economics, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and James Joyce's Ulysses? Well, it's all right here in front of you.

We've jam-packed this book with jaw-dropping facts and hysterical anecdotes that are sure to please. So go ahead and stock up for your next soiree. We're not guaranteeing it will make you the most knowledgeable person in the room . . . just the most interesting.

 

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User Review  - PennyAnne - LibraryThing

Great little book full of interesting trivia and synopses of the 'important stuff' about a range of people (Viriginia Woolf, Santa Claus, Machiavelli) and things (Rosetta Stone, Magna Carta, the Koran ... Read full review

Contents

ALEXANDER THE GREAT
2
ATTILA THE
6
AUGUSTINE
10
BEETHOVEN
14
BEOWULF
18
SIMÓN BOLÍVAR
22
THE BRONTËS
26
THE BUDDHA
30
CATHERINE THE GREAT
34
CHARLEMAGNE
38
MILES DAVIS
42
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Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur met as first year students at Duke University. Ignoring the lures of law school and investment banking, the pair co-founded mental_floss and have been grinning ever since. Maggie Koerth-Baker is a freelance journalist and a former assistant editor at mental_floss magazine, where she consistently astounded Will and Mangesh with her amazingness.

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