The Pocket Guide to Brilliance

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Punctuated with both sharp and dry wit, Bart King presents a wealth of fascinating trivia.

Brilliant people are those who walk farther, think deeper, and talk louder than the rest of us. They do what it takes to get the job done, and then some. The masters of brilliance include presidential candidate George Wallace, who released chickens into a crowd in order to spur on a debate; the first female journalist, Anne Newport Royall, who forced an interview with John Quincy Adams after catching him skinny dipping; and ...

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Overview

Punctuated with both sharp and dry wit, Bart King presents a wealth of fascinating trivia.

Brilliant people are those who walk farther, think deeper, and talk louder than the rest of us. They do what it takes to get the job done, and then some. The masters of brilliance include presidential candidate George Wallace, who released chickens into a crowd in order to spur on a debate; the first female journalist, Anne Newport Royall, who forced an interview with John Quincy Adams after catching him skinny dipping; and Benjamin Franklin, who of course coined the phrase "A penny saved is a penny earned," but also offered the lesser known "A man who lives on hope, dies farting."

Learn from these geniuses and many more in The Pocket Guide to Brilliance, providing countless hours of entertainment and insight, as well as providing tips on beefing up your own brilliance quotient.

Bart King is the best-selling author of The Pocket Guide to Mischief, The Pocket Guide to Games, The Big Book of Girl Stuff, and The Big Book of Boy Stuff. He is brilliant.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423605041
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 12/18/2008
  • Series: Pocket Guide to Ser.
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 706,649
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Bart King writes funny—and educational!—books for kids and immature adults. (His title The Big Book of Boy Stuff was once Amazon.com’s top-selling children’s book.) As a young lad, Bart discovered he could punch people into outer space. Sadly, he lost a lot of friends that way. Today, Bart is recognized as one of the world’s leading superhero experts. (And as a longtime middle school teacher, he is also highly sought after by supervillains!)

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Table of Contents

Introduction? 6

Quick Wits and Canny Minds? 9

Plymouth Rocks? 31

Bad Habits and Funky Customs? 48

Talkin’ ’Bout a Revolution? 76

How to Win an Election? 98

Wanna Be a Cowboy?? 112

Playin’ It Old School? 131

Brilliant Women? 141

Brilliant Leaders? 169

Great Expectorations? 214

Not-So-Brilliant Villains? 229

Forgotten Brilliance? 252

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    Uh...I got the free sample but whenever I try to open it a box comes up and says sorry cannot open the book. Why? If you know how I can read this book please reply to TABBY_CATmeow. Thanks! P.s.my name is Tabbi. Its short for tabitha. If you didn't know that. p.p.s. i am not a cat. Im a girl.:P

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