Why Things are: Answers to Every Essential Question in Life
"Not only does Joel Achenbach ask some great questions, but he actually answers them--and with a rigor that puts him somewhere between Socrates and Miss Manners. Plus he's funnier than either of them.:
Judy Jones and William Wilson
Authors of AN INCOMPLETE EDUCATION
From the dawn of time to yesterday's headlines, from baseball to the atom bomb, fromant farms to Peperidge Farm, syndicated columnist Joel Achenbach answers the perennial question, WHY?
Why do foreign languages sound so fast?
Wh do fools fall in love?
Why don't people talk in elevators?
And much more.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - iayork - LibraryThing
Life, the universe and everything...with a sense of humour: Ever wonder...about everything? Joel Achenbach does. And he writes about it, too, in a literate-but-fun style (think The Straight Dope's ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bookwormteri - LibraryThing
Funny and very interesting. Read full review