The Book Of Lists

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Canongate Books, Sep 25, 2009 - Humor - 480 pages
The first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, of intriguing information and must-talk-about trivia has spawned many imitators - but none as addictive or successful. For nearly three decades the editors have been researching curious facts, unusual statistics and the incredible stories behind them. Now the most entertaining and informative of these have been brought together in a long-awaited, thoroughly up-to-date new edition.
 

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The original still the best when it comes to weird lists. It's almost as if authors Wallechinski and Wallace (x2) realised that this would be the perfect book to usher me into teenagehood. As a very ... Read full review

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I really cant put into words how much this book affected me when I first read it as a teenager in the late 70's I had always had a thing for lists, I used to compile things like lists of crew for ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
PEOPLE
MOVIES
THE ARTS
FOOD AND HEALTH
ANIMALS
WORK AND MONEY
SEX LOVE AND MARRIAGE
WAR POLITICS AND WORLD AFFAIRS
TRAVEL
LITERATURE 12 WORDS
SPORTS
DEATH
MISCELLANEOUS
INDEX
Acknowledgements

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David Wallechinsky has worked as a commentator for NBC Olympic coverage and is the author of many Olympic reference books and other reference books. He is the author of The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics and The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics series. He is also known for his work on The People's Almanac and The Book of Lists series. He splits his time between Santa Monica, California and the south of France.Amy Wallace is the author of Sorcerer's Apprentice: My Life with Carlos Castaneda, which recounts the 27 years she knew and interacted with Castaneda and the "Witches," from the time she first met him at age 16 to the time from the early 90s until Castaneda's death in April '98 when she was one of his lovers and a member of his inner circle. Amy is the daughter of best-selling novelist Irving Wallace and was coauthor of several of the Wallace family's nonfiction collaborations.

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