Our Dumb World

Our Dumb World

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by The Onion
     
 

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OUR DUMB WORLD is the world's most comprehensive fake atlas: a repository of all known information about the planet Earth (except where covered by clouds).

In late 2007 the hardcover edition became one of the hottest books of the holiday season, entertaining and offending hundreds of thousands of readers around the globe. This new, easy-to-carry paperback

Overview

OUR DUMB WORLD is the world's most comprehensive fake atlas: a repository of all known information about the planet Earth (except where covered by clouds).

In late 2007 the hardcover edition became one of the hottest books of the holiday season, entertaining and offending hundreds of thousands of readers around the globe. This new, easy-to-carry paperback edition is perfect for the intrepid traveler to any of the world's exotic locales—from Afghanistan, "Allah's Cat Box," to Ukraine, "the Bridebasket of Europe," to the USA's own Nevada, "Where Everyone's a Loser."

Packed with beautiful full-color maps and framed with inaccurate essays about all the world's peoples and places, OUR DUMB WORLD is a gut-busting send-up in which no nation escapes unscathed.



"Bottom line: laughed my head off." —Deirdre Donahue, USA Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316018432
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
10/27/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
604,487
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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Every week, three million readers turn to the world's most popular news organization for a much-needed dose of Onion news and entertainment coverage. In a history spanning 15 years, six popular books, and 10 Webby Awards, The Onion has attracted legions of loyal fans drawn to its fearless reporting and scathing commentary on world events, human behavior, and journalistic convention.

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Our Dumb World 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the beginning of this book in Barnes and Noble (The United States Portion) and thought it was very funny, so I bought it. I soon realized that every country was just one joke repeated over and over. Canada is cold, Mexicans immigrate to America, Belize gets hurricanes, Iran has a supposed nuclear program and hates Jews. These all just sound like common American stereotypes dragged on in the forms of timelines and maps. I thought The Onion would do better, what a disappointment.
Novelwriter47 More than 1 year ago
Very funny and entertaining way to sort out geographical confusion.  A satire on the Rwandan genocide that Swift would appreciate.  
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Ioan More than 1 year ago
I never laughed so much while reading.
RoyFirestone More than 1 year ago
Not nearly as funny as the "newspaper" compilations. Can be repetitive, a chore to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DebTMS More than 1 year ago
good laughs and writer has a great sense of comedy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One blurb says the funniest book ever. It is most definitely politically incorrect and very funny. Could be slightly offensive too, depending....