Show Me How: 500 Things You Should Know: Instructions for Life from the Everyday to the Exotic

Show Me How: 500 Things You Should Know: Instructions for Life from the Everyday to the Exotic

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by Derek Fagerstrom, Lauren Smith
     
 

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Show Me How is a revolutionary reimagining of the reference genre, one part how-to guide, one part graphic art showpiece, and one part pure inspiration. In a series of 500 nearly wordless, highly informative step-by-step procedurals, readers learn how to do hundreds of useful (and fascinating and important and sometimes downright bizarre) tasks,

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Show Me How is a revolutionary reimagining of the reference genre, one part how-to guide, one part graphic art showpiece, and one part pure inspiration. In a series of 500 nearly wordless, highly informative step-by-step procedurals, readers learn how to do hundreds of useful (and fascinating and important and sometimes downright bizarre) tasks, including: Perform CPR, dance the tango, pack a suitcase, win a bar bet, play the blues, make authentic sushi rolls, fight a shark . . . and 493 more essentials of modern life. Packed with useful hands-on reference material, Show Me How is a work of art that just happens to also be an indispensable real-life resource.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061662577
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
525,415
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom are California-based editors, writers, designers, shop owners, and lovers of the unusual, the eclectic and, especially, the hand-crafted. They currently run The Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco's Mission District, selling (and falling in love with) everything from a make-it-yourself ukulele to a DIY bird-watching kit.

Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom are California-based editors, writers, designers, shop owners, and lovers of the unusual, the eclectic and, especially, the hand-crafted. They currently run The Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco's Mission District, selling (and falling in love with) everything from a make-it-yourself ukulele to a DIY bird-watching kit.

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Show Me How 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Coolmiddleagedmomof3boys More than 1 year ago
I work in an elementary school. Companies bring books into the lounge where teachers/staff can purchase them. This particular book was the lunchroom entertainment for the entire 2 weeks it was displayed. I purchased it for my mother-in-law for Christmas. She will LOVE it! Now I'm also ordering a copy for my adult son, one for me, and one for my 10 year old nephew! If I had the money I'd buy 20 copies to have on hand for hostess gifts. The book is an absolute riot! And it's also very useful. Whose to say what the best entry is, but here are a few of my favorites: How to tie a cherry stem in my mouth. How to intrigue with a game of footsie. How to rip some gnarley surf maneuvers. How to mount an elephant, camel and horse. How to throw an effective punch. How to get out of a straight jacket. How to rip a phone book in half.....where do I stop? This is the coolest book - no kidding. Just buy it. Get a spare for your boss!
Lizette More than 1 year ago
Purchased this book for my daughter for her 18th birthday so she would be prepared for anything that might come her way as she enters "adulthood". Upon receiving it she and her friends read it for hours. Laughing, trying things, they love it! I'll probably end up buying one for myself when she moves out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a High School boy and a Middle School girl. They both find this book very interesting. They can find things they want to find out about and things that hadn't thought about and now are interested in. It is also very entertaining.
TWDrury More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a Christmas present this year, I haven't been able to put it down.

It is fun and silly, with such entries as "How to be a good kisser"
It is useful with such articles as recipes.

This book can appeal to anyone, as the subject matter ranges from Yoga to Homemade Rope Handcuffs ;-) to Recipes to Escape Plans

A Must-Have for any coffee table
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How cool is this book???? Can't wait to see what's next from this group of people! I have enjoyed flipping through it for fun and also to learn how to do something in particular...where else can you learn how to swaddle a baby, open a beer bottle with another bottle and get your arm out of a gator's mouth all in one place?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for young teenagers who should be learning to do more things on their own. There's a nice balance of practical things you need to know, plus fun things too. The illustrations are great. It's a fun book. My 13 year old brother-in-law loved it. Hopefully it will get him away from video games!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it has so many cool things in it! Definatly reccomend
stldimples More than 1 year ago
There was a bookshow at the company - I work at i saw this book....and I found this book to be a great help and would make a great housewarming gift.
Suznotu More than 1 year ago
This book has the stuff YouTube, your Grandmother & your smartest friend doesn't know. A hit with all age groups.
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Nicely illustrated. but for some things that is quite complex, it's not very elaborative, thus, leaving me a bit confused.
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