The straight dope: a compendium of human knowledge

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Chicago Review Press, 1984 - Humor - 301 pages
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Answers questions about animals, the human body, religion, history, science, politics, technology, language, music, money, food, television, and movies

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User Review  - ehines - LibraryThing

Culled from a weekly reader-submitted question column in the Chicago Reader. Thankfully dealing with any topic under the sun, rather than relationship advice. The 1970s hipster-wiseass persona begins ... Read full review

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User Review  - badrabbyt - LibraryThing

cecil adams is the man! he knows everything, and he's not afraid to mock those who doubt him. he used to have a column back in the day, where people send him questions and he comes up with the answer. now he's got his own website, but the man is a genius. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
16
Section 2
22
Section 3
61
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About the author (1984)

Adams, one of the world's legendary recluses, has never been photographed or interviewed. In fact, only a handful of people have ever met him, giving rise to his reputation as the Howard Hughes of American journalism.

Zotti is the editor and confidant of Cecil Adams, one of the world's legendary recluses.

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