Dumbth: The Lost Art of Thinking / Edition 2

Dumbth: The Lost Art of Thinking / Edition 2

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by Steve Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1573922374

ISBN-13: 2901573922370

Pub. Date: 08/28/1998

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Now updated and expanded with twenty new ways to think better, this is Steve Allen's humorous and provocative examination of the increasing American tendency toward muddle-headedness and ineptitude, which Allen uniquely defines as "dumbth." After cataloguing a host of hilarious and sometimes alarming personal encounters with shoddy workmanship, bad service, failures…  See more details below

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Now updated and expanded with twenty new ways to think better, this is Steve Allen's humorous and provocative examination of the increasing American tendency toward muddle-headedness and ineptitude, which Allen uniquely defines as "dumbth." After cataloguing a host of hilarious and sometimes alarming personal encounters with shoddy workmanship, bad service, failures to communicate, and the general breakdown in the capacity to reason, Allen offers 101 solutions to this widespread problem. He recommends that we add a fourth "R" - reasoning - to the traditional reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetics.

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ISBN-13:
2901573922370
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
390

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Dumbth: The Lost Art of Thinking 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book provides a wide variety of ways to clarify and improve your thinking. It achieves this in a manner that can easily be read cover to cover, but is also conducive to stop and go reeading. As always Allen is witty in his presentation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i've always admired Steve Allen. A gifted and multi talented man. I was looking forward to more brilliance from Dumbth, instead found a truly hackneyed piece of work. I would think that an author of a couple of hundred books would have used an editor and spell check program not to mention a general outline for the book. Unfortunately he rocks back and forth bewailing the obtuseness of modern day hotel and bookstore help and slipping into maudlin reveries about great lyric writers of the 1930's and 40's. I found it tiresome and not worth finishing. Although I continue to have respect for Mr Allen's attempts at social criticism I do not think he is as undumbth as he once was. To sum up,dumbth=boreth. Niobrara Slim