The Pocket Guide to Mischief

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Gibbs Smith, Feb 1, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 208 pages
The greatest leaders and geniuses in history were mischief makers. They were the brave women who looked at how unfair the world was and said, “I can do better than that.” They were the stalwart men who saw stupidity and asked, “Why do we have to do it that way?” And they were the delightful children who ganged up on the neighborhood bully and hit him with wet noodles until he said, “Uncle!” Yes, history's mischief makers had the courage to point out that things like slavery, global warming, and turtleneck sweaters are bad. And they also pulled off some of the greatest hoaxes and practical jokes of all time. Their achievements include the Boston Tea Party, the “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast of 1938, and the Cheese Whiz Disaster of 2008. In honor of them, we introduce The Pocket Guide to Mischief, the perfect addition to any prankster's collection, as well as a fun-filled how-to for the budding troublemaker in all of us.
 

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Contents

Introduction
10
Choosing Your Target or Nemesis
18
Mischief Quiz
23
Harmless Trickery How to Defend Home and Self
31
Oldies but Goodies
51
Practical but Goodies
57
Amusing Slights and Friendly Jubes
73
Spy Games
101
Mischievous Foods
156
Sporting Mischief
167
Duels
203
Bodily Mischief
211
Lessons from Stravinsky
231
Be True to Your School
239
Careers in Mischief
260
Acknowledgments
265

Mischief of the Rich and Famous
113
inspired by the Oxford Dictionary
137
International Mischief
147

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About the author (2008)

Bart King is the author of The Big Book of Girl Stuff and Pocket Guide for Girls. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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