The Little Book of Big F*#k Ups: 220 of History's Most-Regrettable Moments

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Nobody's perfect. Every day, some guy forgets his wife's birthday, some schmuck drives his Corolla into the Lexus in front of him, and some mother forgets to make cupcakes for her kid's school bake sale. But you'll never sweat the small stuff again. This book gives these denizens of disaster a major self-esteem boost by detailing 220 of the world's most easily avoided catastrophes, such as:

  • The Donner party camping trip. Oh, pioneers! The ...
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The Little Book of Big F*#k Ups: 220 of History's Most-Regrettable Moments

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Overview

Nobody's perfect. Every day, some guy forgets his wife's birthday, some schmuck drives his Corolla into the Lexus in front of him, and some mother forgets to make cupcakes for her kid's school bake sale. But you'll never sweat the small stuff again. This book gives these denizens of disaster a major self-esteem boost by detailing 220 of the world's most easily avoided catastrophes, such as:

  • The Donner party camping trip. Oh, pioneers! The Sierra Nevadas are not a winter wonderland. Guess you learned the hard way.
  • The sinking of the RMS Titanic. Hello!? Does anyone see that huge iceberg? No? Okay then.
  • Madame Curie's death from radium poisoning. Come on, Marie, put on a Hazmat suit, will ya? Your creepy glow-in-the-dark skin is freaking everyone out.

After all, everyone makes mistakes. It's just that some people's faux pas are worse—way, way worse—than others.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781440512520
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/18/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,419,876
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Lytle is by day a mild-mannered accountant and by night a passionate trivia jockey who hosts bar trivia. He combined his love for words and numbers with his vast array of odd facts and figures to assemble this collection of catastrophes.

Katie Corcoran Lytle, MA loves any and all trivial pursuits and put her love of arcane knowledge to use by earning her MA in nineteenth century American literature. A former professor, Katie currently works as a publishing professional.

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