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Tastes Like Human: The Shark Guys' Book of Bitingly Funny Lists [NOOK Book]

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Humor writers Noel Boivin and Chris Lombardo follow up their acclaimed compendium of drunken feats, The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death (Penguin, 2007), with Tastes Like Human: The Shark Guys' Book of Bitingly Funny Lists. Here the authors, who one reviewer in reference to their first book called "fast and funny with the facts, without the morality", present a completely new and unapologetically irreverent take on the list book genre.

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Overview

Humor writers Noel Boivin and Chris Lombardo follow up their acclaimed compendium of drunken feats, The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death (Penguin, 2007), with Tastes Like Human: The Shark Guys' Book of Bitingly Funny Lists. Here the authors, who one reviewer in reference to their first book called "fast and funny with the facts, without the morality", present a completely new and unapologetically irreverent take on the list book genre.

Tastes Like Human answers questions people didn't even know they wanted answers to like who are the Top Horniest Cult Leaders of All Time? What are the Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Never Return Things? Which incidents qualify as the Top Acts of Karaoke-Related Violence? All of this plus etiquette tips on matters as diverse as how to use an ATM machine without seeming like a complete prick, a guide to conduct when meeting Queen Elizabeth, and fighting suggestions the next time your mouth makes an online payment for which there are insufficient funds in your credit account (ass, in keeping with the analogy) to pay for.

REVIEWS

"What sets this book apart from other list books or "Ripley's Believe It Or Not"-esque compilations is the writing. Boivin and Lombardo team up to create lists that are both hilarious and smart."
Baltimore Reads

"Brilliant with their eye for sorting these bizarre tales with their eccentric narration."
Eastern Echo

"Often irreverent and outrageous, but rarely truly offensive and always funny."
The Felix

"Oddly interesting, insanely amusing."
Washburn Review

"Hilarious and informative...an overall fun read from cover to cover."
The Oswegonian

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033015276
  • Publisher: The SharkGuys
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 452 KB

Meet the Author

Noel Boivin lives in Thailand where he writes for and is the chief sub-editor of the Sunday Bangkok Post and two weekend magazines. Boivin worked previously as an editor for the South China Morning Post and has written for several publications, including the National Post, CNN GO and the Calgary Herald.

Toronto resident Chris Lombardo has written for the Globe & Mail, National Post and the Toronto Star. He has made appearances on Global National TV, CBC Newsworld TV, CBC Radio, The Buffalo Beast and discussed social media on Newstalk 1010.

In 2007, Boivin and Lombardo's first book, The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death and Other True Tales of Drunken Debauchery, was published by Penguin. Tastes Like Human is their second collaboration.

REVIEWS:
"What sets this book apart from other list books or "Ripley's Believe It Or Not"-esque compilations is the writing. Boivin and Lombardo team up to create lists that are both hilarious and smart."
Baltimore Reads

"Brilliant with their eye for sorting these bizarre tales with their eccentric narration."
Eastern Echo

Often irreverent and outrageous, but rarely truly offensive and always funny."
The Felix

"Oddly interesting, insanely amusing."
Washburn Review

"Hilarious and informative...an overall fun read from cover to cover."
The Oswegonian

"A wide variety of hilarious lists”
She Treads Softly

Lists from their website, TheSharkGuys.com, have been featured on many sites including FARK, Cracked, IMDb, Gorilla Mask, Sports Illustrated, Huffington Post, Mental Floss, Comedy.com and L Magazine.

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  • Posted April 17, 2012

    My review copy of Tastes Like Human: The Shark Guys’ Book

    My review copy of Tastes Like Human: The Shark Guys’ Book of Bitingly Funny Lists was graciously provided by Chris Lombardo.

    With compilations of fun-yet-useless information like the “Top 10 Exploding Animals,” “Top 10 Horniest Cult Leaders of All Time,” “Top 6 Karaoke-Inspired Acts of Violence,” and “10 Etiquette Tips for Meeting the Queen,” the book is a goofy, snarky, random tilt-a-whirl ride through the crazy stuff people do in this mixed-up world of ours. I didn’t find it so much a book to read start-to-finish, as one for occasional reading – a list here, a list there, was a great way to lighten a bad mood or spiff up a crummy day. It’s occasionally mean-spirited in the best possible way – by targeting those people either too stupid or too full of themselves to deserve otherwise – and very funny. My favorite were the lists of things they made up themselves – like the queen-meeting tips mentioned above (it’s a shame really that there aren’t more – I mean, in this inter-connected world of ours, who’s to say I won’t meet the queen? So an extra-big thanks for this one guys – I do like to be ready for anything…), “5 ATM Etiquette Guidelines,” “15 Public Transit Etiquette Guidelines” – and even the “Top 13 Fighting Tips.” I feel so prepared now. Thanks Shark Guys, you may well have saved my life.

    I will admit I wasn’t familiar with The Shark Guys before they contacted me about doing a review (based on some other reviews I’d posted on Amazon, how cool is that?!) – once I got the review request I Googled them of course (because that’s what we do in the civilized world now, cyber-investigate anyone we come across). Turns out they’re like your cool older brother and his even cooler best friend (I will leave it to the two of them to decide which is which, teehee) – a great blend of goofy boy-humor mixed with the style and grace of well-educated, well-written, and well-traveled men of the world (check out their “About” section). After checking them out and reading the book, I’m definitely going to have to start spending quality time on their website on a regular basis. And I highly recommend you do the same!

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  • Posted May 16, 2012

    A funny book about things you didn't know you cared about until now!

    What can I say that isn’t said above? Most importantly I can say – I really did want to know which serial killer shared my zodiac sign (pisces). It turns out that I do care about ATM etiquette. But I probably could have lived my life quite happily without having read about the top 10 exploding animals, though. After reading Tastes Like Human The Shark Guys’ Book of Bitingly Funny Lists by Noel Boivin and Chris Lombardo, I discovered that I cared about many things I hadn’t really given much thought to in the past, and I learned some other things along the way that I won’t mind forgetting in the near future (back to the exploding animals here).
    Whether you want to learn about people who shouldn’t win the lottery or famous last words that could use a do-over, this is the book for you. Join the Shark Guys as they are alternately cheeky, rude, way too informative and educational. You will definitely find something in this funny book of lists that you didn’t know that you cared about but come away from it glad that you know it now. I thank the authors for a review copy and I give the book 4 stars.

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