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How not to read : harnessing the power of a literature-free life

Author: Dan Wilbur
Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Group, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Don't want to slog through lengthy old books like A Tale of Two Cities or The Giving Tree? Sick of being judged by your avid-reader "friends" who talk about books you've never heard of? Want to sound smarter without the strain of actually bettering yourself? Never fear. In this book, you'll find techniques to fake your way through literature so you never have to read another book -- ever! This book includes tips for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Wilbur
ISBN: 9780399537615 0399537619
OCLC Number: 775418828
Notes: "A Perigee Book."
Description: xx, 184 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Getting to the point --
Ughhh! Books are the worst! --
Books : what are they, and what are they good for? --
A brief history of books : who were the first readers and writers? --
Getting started : where can I find books now? --
A guide to finding books by section --
On titles --
How to read --
How to talk to others about books --
Writing your own book --
You've done it! --
Appendix A. AGHH! I finished reading one book and now my parents are forcing me to go to college : surviving the ultimate literary world --
Appendix B. How to start your own book club --
Appendix C. How a book killed my father.
Responsibility: Dan Wilbur.

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Don't want to slog through lengthy old books like A Tale of Two Cities or The Giving Tree? Sick of being judged by your avid-reader "friends" who talk about books you've never heard of? Want to sound smarter without the strain of actually bettering yourself? Never fear. In this book, you'll find techniques to fake your way through literature so you never have to read another book -- ever! This book includes tips for getting through anything you have to read by reading faster, entire genres summed up in a single page, and literary insults to make yourself seem smarter.

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