The New Book of Lists: The Original Compendium of Curious Information

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Canongate, 2005 - Reference - 600 pages
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The original, benchmark compendium of facts weirder than fiction, intriguing information, and must-talk-about trivia that has sold over eight million copies worldwide and spawned many imitators. For nearly three decades David Wallechinsky and Amy Wallace have been researching curious facts and 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, and Americanized new edition, including brand-new lists and list makers. Contributors include: Oliver Stone; Jane Fonda; Sean Connery; Robert Duvall; Pedro Almodovar; Stephen King; John Waters; Wynton Marsalis; Quincy Jones; Arnold Palmer; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Isaac Stern; Ian Rankin; Alan Dershowitz; Margaret Atwood; Dave Eggers; Brian Eno; and Elmore Leonard.

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The Book of Lists is AWESOME

User Review  - jo27 - Overstock.com

Anyone who is a fan of any trivia collection and especially anyone who loved any of the other editions of "The Book of Lists", needs this book! It's full of fascinating information that I haven't ... Read full review

Review: The New Book of Lists: The Original Compendium of Curious Information

User Review  - Makenzie Vail - Goodreads

The book is what it says it is, and no more. It was perfect to read throughout my travels this summer when I wanted a break from heavy fiction. Also a good buy for the know-it-all. It's fun to open to ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Renowned Olympic historian David Wallechinsky is NBC's radio commentator on the Olympics and the author of many best-selling reference books. He has appeared on a number of television shows. He currently splits his time between Santa Monica, California, and the South of France.

Amy Wallace is the author of "Ransomed Dreams," a homeschool mom, and a self-confessed chocoholic. She is a graduate of the Gwinnett County Citizens Police Academy and a contributing author of several books, including "God Answers Moms' Prayers" and "Chicken Soup for the Soul Healthy Living Series: Diabetes," She lives with her husband and three children in Georgia.

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