Thursday, February 26, 2009

Show Me How: 500 Things You Should Know

4 Stars

A fun and fascinating fact filled book that will delight any trivia lovers, and is perfect for those of us with short attention spans! It would also make a good gift for that hard to buy for person who already has everything. I like to display mine on my coffee table where it never fails to attract attention...

Show Me How is a revolutionary re-imagining of the reference genre, one part how-to guide, one part graphic art showpiece, and one part pure inspiration. In a series of 500 nearly wordless, highly informative step-by-step procedurals, readers learn how to do hundreds of useful (and fascinating and important and sometimes downright bizarre) tasks, including: Perform CPR, dance the tango, pack a suitcase, win a bar bet, play the blues, make authentic sushi rolls, fight a shark . . . and 493 more essentials of modern life. Packed with useful hands-on reference material, Show Me How is a work of art that just happens to also be an indispensable real-life resource.

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