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Poop Culture: How America Is Shaped by Its Grossest National Product [NOOK Book]

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Is “The Origin of Feces” a Darwinian concern? Perhaps not, but it is the title to the preface of this tongue-in-cheek and unexpectedly revealing exploration of human behavior by the webmaster behind the popular PoopReport.com.

This book is not a history of poop, but a study of today. Its goal is to understand how poop affects us, how we view it, and why; to appreciate its impact from the moment it slides out of our anal sphincters to the moment it enters the sewage treatment ...

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Poop Culture: How America Is Shaped by Its Grossest National Product

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Overview

Is “The Origin of Feces” a Darwinian concern? Perhaps not, but it is the title to the preface of this tongue-in-cheek and unexpectedly revealing exploration of human behavior by the webmaster behind the popular PoopReport.com.

This book is not a history of poop, but a study of today. Its goal is to understand how poop affects us, how we view it, and why; to appreciate its impact from the moment it slides out of our anal sphincters to the moment it enters the sewage treatment plant; to explore how we’ve arrived at this strange discomfort and confusion about a natural product of our bodies; to see how this contradiction—the natural as unnatural—shapes our minds, relationships, environment, culture, economics, media, and art.

Paul Provenza, the director of The Aristocrats, says in his foreword: “It’s shocking to think that a book about poop can be considered an act of courage. But it is. Most of us have knee-jerk responses to the topic that we are not even aware of. Attitudes that, like the awful stench of poop itself, permeate all of society and culture. This book has some very profound and beautiful things to say. It takes a dirty, smelly, unpleasant subject like shit and brings forth ideas that are empowering, dignifying and life affirming.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932595628
  • Publisher: Feral House
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Praeger is the webmaster of PoopReport.com. This is his first book. Provenza is the director of the 2005 hit movie, "The Aristocrats." He is also the director of the upcoming movie, "Everybody Poops," based on the famous Taro Gomi children's book.
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Table of Contents


Foreword     7
Preface: The Origin of Feces     11
How Do You Doo     17
The Shaming of the Poo     49
Rites of Passage: Techniques and Tools     65
Gross National Product: The Costs of Poop     89
Heads and Tails: Poop & Psychology     107
Signs of the Hind: The Symbolic Meanings of Poop     119
Of Movements and Men: Poop in Art     145
The Medium is the Mess     165
Brown Comedy: Humor, Satire, and the Carnivalesque     189
Free Your Hind: The Tao of Poo     207
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Poop

    I like poop

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Poop

    Nice poop

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    POOP

    Poop poop the magical fruit the more you eat the more you poop the more you poop the better you feel so eat poop for every meal!SOOOO YUMMY!!!!!Take my advise it changes everything.No really it does HAHAHA!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Wow..

    Poop's culture? People have a lot of free time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Stupid People

    You are all stupid.

    I know a kid who farted on santa's lap.
    Poor guy. His elves spent HOURS cleaning that pair of pants.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    To stardust

    Whats up. :[)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Poop

    Poop poop makes me shuffle yaaaa

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Tubs

    I pooped on my grandma te he

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Anybody?

    Does anyone want to chat? :( - STARDUST

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    So do i

    So do i

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Read this

    So does the guy who wrote the book look up poop? Maby he was pooping and he said oh there it is why thats some fine poop! Lol

    XD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    To below

    Thank you

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    Stardust

    Hey ur cool

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Poop book

    Disturbing........ Very very VERY disturbing

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    To gwen sanders

    Youre disturbing

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    To the comment below

    That is very disturbing gwen sanders

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    I love to poop in peopls butt holes

    Jfifjffixj

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Dffgcdsvvhgfacmideeggn

    B xxxz

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    I love poop

    I eat poop for every meal yummy

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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