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The Book of Lists: The Original Compendium of Curious Information

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  • Title: The Book of Lists: The Original Compendium of Curious Information
  • Author: David Wallechinsky Amy Wallace
  • ISBN: 9781841956619
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback

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The Book of Lists: The Original Compendium of Curious Information

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  1. Lists Dontcha love em You ve got an item, then another item, and then some items All the items are similar, but at the same time, hey, they re different And they come in an order, which may or may not mean something Wow.I m afraid I m already running out of ideas for explaining why lists are so damn fascinating Instead, in the spirit of this book, I thought I d compile a list myself So here sA LIST OF ALL MY DIALOGUE CONVERSATION REVIEWSAlice talks to the Mad Hatter and the March Harethe King o [...]



  2. This book has a special place in my heart If I recall, I discovered it in 5th or 6th grade and quickly acquired all of the series that I could Even then, in the 90s, the book was hopelessly out of date and a few of the lists had to be taken with a grain of salt but, as I did not yet have access to the internet, this was one of the finest sources of random trivia and bizarre facts available to me I loved every page of it with the exception, I suppose, of the chapter devoted to sports and poured o [...]


  3. I love this book totally pointless, sucks you in compeltlythere were list i didnt even know that i wanted to know aboutbut I didawesome book


  4. Very Interesting read though I did not have to verify many of the facts at the time I first read it Now, I realize that many of the facts presented herein are eminently challenge able I own Book of Lists 2 and Book of Lists 3 too Lots of categories, lots of topics, lots of diversion I will not recommend it as a reference book but it is very readable that s why it gets four stars The Wallace family obviously put a lot of effort in compiling this book and many of the lists are actually quite helpf [...]


  5. This was great Better than I thought it would be Whoever added this book to got the page numbers wrong There is way than the posted amount I was at one point 124% done the book and I still had two chapters left PThis book is just plainly, very interesting and it is amazing what you can learn from a book like this Entertaining and informative I just wonder where they get the idea to create a book like this.


  6. My parents had nearly the whole series I probably read these books ten times each when I was eight years old It s the foundation of all my trivia knowledge



  7. I went completely batshit bonkers for this book the summer between 5th and 6th grade You can keep your Guinness Book of World Records I would spend hours poring over this.




  8. Worried by the potential attractiveness of the relentless list of Wallaces and Wallechinskys in the authorship, I glued this book to the top of my toilet cistern to prevent it from being stolen I wish I hadn t The place became a crossroads for humanity and I was barely able to get a fart in edgeways until I pried it loose and banished it to the Oxfam shop.The rest, of course, is history It was picked up by an off duty blogger who suddenly saw the road to the unimaginable riches that could flow f [...]


  9. This and its three successors are supreme examples of books that simply could not exist today because of the internet They re fascinating, but they also replicate almost perfectly the kind of content which people browse on list sites and videos online nowadays They serve as a kind of nostalgic fossil of what used to be.


  10. It was written in the 70s so its a little outdated Some of the lists are very boring, but there is some interesting facts and stories.


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  12. The Book of Lists The Original Compendium of Curious Information by David Wallechinsky and Amy Wallace is a clever non fiction collection of trivia and interesting stories and information broken down into the following chapters PeopleMoviesThe ArtsFood and HealthAnimailsWork and MoneySex, Love and MarriageCrimeWar, Politics and World AffairsTravelLiteratureWordsSportsDeathMiscellaneousThe book gets its title because all information contained within each chapter is presented in list form For exam [...]


  13. I remember seeing this one around the house in the late 70 s and it being one of my earliest intrigues When I was still a preteen, I had picked it up, certain I d never read the entire thing, only the sections and lists which interested me My initial reactions are than likely ones of being curious and content This as a result of trying to sound out the Thirteen Longest Words In The English Language , or the chapter on The Sporting Life.Looking through this book at the present, is bringing forth [...]


  14. Just some lists in all kinds of categories The ten most stupid thieves , People who died in weird accidents and stuff like that I think it is great toilet literature And by that I don t imply anything negative it s the kind of book that you can open on a random page, read some amusing facts and then leave the rest for another visit.But this book is not perfect First of all, lists are not an exact science but often personal opinions Therefore, it is a lot fun making lists yourself, than reading [...]


  15. As a reference book, this is almost completely useless Why Because it s poorly indexed Thus, for example, if you re trying to find the names of the Seven Dwarves and that is the correct plural, by the way , you can t find them without just reading or skimming through until you strike it lucky Or at least, reading the table of contents thoroughly, which isn t a substitute for an index.If I were trying to use the book as a reference source, I would most likely have to assemble an index So why wasn [...]


  16. The original paperback version of this book is a fun read, with a lot of strange little tidbits of information The updated e book version is okay, but it seems that a lot of the old information has been edited out for the sake of adding up to date and topical references The formatting on the e book version is also quite horrid, as the font size and style changes with annoying randomness as you flip through the book.Still, it s a good read for any fan of useless trivia and minutia.


  17. The People s Almanac Presents the Book of Lists by Amy Wallace William Morrow and Co 1977 031.02 Now THIS is a trivia book Before every website had scads of top ten lists of every subject under the sun, there was The Book of Lists I read this thing cover to cover I couldn t get enough It s amazing what the author assembled here I highly recommend this for fans of Jeopardy My rating 8 10, finished 1977.


  18. I love me some Book of Lists This is in some ways the ultimate bathroom reader in that you can flip to a random page of the book, read about some esoteric facts in list form, and be finished with it at about the time that you finish, um, your particular business It s a great book for any 3 to 5 minute period of off time that you might have in the middle of the day, really You should buy several of them, one for each place you stay at for any extended period of time.


  19. I love this book Come with us back to those thrilling days of yesteryear before there was an internet This book collected lists compiled by all kinds of people on all kinds of subjects The project led by David Wallechinsky, his father author Irving Wallace, and sister Amy Wallace Very entertaining, very funny, and fascinating This book sent me looking for other books, on many subjects, because my curiosity had been piqued.


  20. If you grew up in the 1970s, your parents probably had this book on the coffee table and if you were like me, you read it many, many times Back then, the lists were an innovative writing format and the subject matter the authors chose was quite fascinating I hope to recover this entertaining gem somewhere maybe it s still on my father s bookshelf.


  21. Yes, I m a certifiable geek I love reading this junk, though, and it s part of the reason why I rock at trivia I also gleaned some great ideas for some writing projectsjust have to do some research and develop some characters around random historical events Truth is indeed stranger than fiction


  22. Exactly what it says on the tin I m an absolute list hound, so I rather enjoyed this book Sure, there were some lists that I didn t care about and wound up skipping over, and a few that started out good but started to bore me with too many similar stories But overall I liked it, and I learned a few fun things along the way, too That s always a plus.


  23. Hauska lueskelukirja, jossa tosin on hieman ep tarkkuuksia varsinkin vuosilukujen osalta, mutta muuten ok Kirjasta oppi paljon uutta hy dyllist tietoa ja paljon ep olennaisiakin asioita Ihan hauska kirja.


  24. Read this one during my breaks at work Jam packed full of stuff, with some pretty quirky lists and topics Some of it was a little dull, but I would say that the majority of this book was interesting and often amusing.


  25. I loved this book SO MUCH as a teenager I can t remember a single fact in it although that may not be entirely true perhaps a lot of the useless trivia knowledge I now have may be the result of reading this book but I know I loved it and would have given it 5 stars back in the day.


  26. One of my favorite reference books I own all the subsequent list books as well I have found out years later that some of the information was not exactly based on facts, but still a lot of fun to read anyway.


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