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

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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...

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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: 117,787
  • 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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  • Posted December 18, 2008

    The Perfect Gift for absolutely ANYONE!!!

    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!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2009

    Great book for kids and adults who want to learn how to do a few things - practical and entertaining.

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    My Kids Love It

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 24, 2008

    Hilariously Insightful

    I received this book as a Christmas present this year, I haven't been able to put it down.<BR/><BR/>It is fun and silly, with such entries as "How to be a good kisser"<BR/>It is useful with such articles as recipes.<BR/><BR/>This book can appeal to anyone, as the subject matter ranges from Yoga to Homemade Rope Handcuffs ;-) to Recipes to Escape Plans<BR/><BR/>A Must-Have for any coffee table

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2008

    Great resource!

    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?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Great for Teens

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Love this book

    I love this book it has so many cool things in it! Definatly reccomend

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2010

    I like it

    Nicely illustrated. but for some things that is quite complex, it's not very elaborative, thus, leaving me a bit confused.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2009

    Great housewarming gift

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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