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50 Things to Do with a Book: (Now That Reading Is Dead)

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Reading may be dead, but books are alive and well

What good are books, you may be wondering, if we're not going to read them? What are we even doing in this bookstore? Not to worry! It turns out that there are literally thousands of things to do with these chunky stacks of bound tree pulp. Fun, exciting, adventurous, creative things. In fact, this familiar rectangular object suddenly offers enough dazzling new interactive possibilities to, yes, fill a book. This book. From ...

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Overview

Reading may be dead, but books are alive and well

What good are books, you may be wondering, if we're not going to read them? What are we even doing in this bookstore? Not to worry! It turns out that there are literally thousands of things to do with these chunky stacks of bound tree pulp. Fun, exciting, adventurous, creative things. In fact, this familiar rectangular object suddenly offers enough dazzling new interactive possibilities to, yes, fill a book. This book. From re-creating world wonders to settling marital disputes, entertaining dinner guests to channeling your inner secret agent, here are fifty wonderfully zany things to do with all your favorite books.

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Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe
“Bruce McCall, whose satire in The New Yorker is always entertaining, has outdone himself.”
Los Angeles Times
“...revelatory in its demonstration of just how many purposes a book might have.”
Boston Globe
“Bruce McCall, whose satire in The New Yorker is always entertaining, has outdone himself.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061703669
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce McCall's written and illustrated satire is a familiar part of the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and other major publications, and he has published two books of collected humor, Zany Afternoons and All Meat Looks like South America, as well as a memoir of growing up Canadian, Thin Ice. McCall has also just published his first children's book, Marveltown. He lives in New York City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    This is stupid they dont no wat to create

    Really who would pay 10 beautiful dollars that you can use to buy something nice on this boo sit i missspelled it for a reason

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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