Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Michigan

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What do Yoopers and Trolls have in common? Not much to hear them tell it, but both types of Michigander appreciate great bathroom reading. And they’re proud to call Michigan home! Celebrate the state that brought us Motown, Henry Ford, and the world’s only floating post office. So no matter which peninsula you call home, get ready for a ...
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What do Yoopers and Trolls have in common? Not much to hear them tell it, but both types of Michigander appreciate great bathroom reading. And they’re proud to call Michigan home! Celebrate the state that brought us Motown, Henry Ford, and the world’s only floating post office. So no matter which peninsula you call home, get ready for a funny, unforgettable visit. Read about…

Feather bowling
Shipwrecked in Paradise
Go to Hell and back in Hell, Michigan
Michigan’s other famous Ford: a president named Gerald
The Red Flannel Festival, and other ways Michiganders brave the winter
How a 1966 Michigan State University game changed football forever
Michigan’s role in the birth of rock ’n’ roll
Test your knowledge of the Great Lakes
Detroit’s Whiskey River
Smelt dipping 101

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In a long-awaited move, America's favorite restroom author flushes out over 300 pages of Michigan trivia, history, and humor. Sample: Did you know that the Great Lakes State is home to the world's only floating post office?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592232673
  • Publisher: Portable Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2005
  • Series: Bathroom Reader
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 379,345
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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Created by Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society
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Table of Contents

Along the Road
I Saw It in Michigan 3
Off the Beaten Track 79
Making the Best of a Cold Situation 99
Museum Mania 118
Let the Good Times Roll! 207
Around the State
Dam Nation 7
What's So Great About the Great Lakes? 13
Digging the Dunes 29
From Hell to Zilwaukee 142
Lasting Impressions 184
A Wet Mitten 201
Autopia
Birth of a Giant, Part I 9
The Best Business Deal in U.S. History, Part I 75
Birth of a Giant, Part II 107
Curious Cars 126
Birth of a Giant, Part III 177
The Best Business Deal in U.S. History, Part II 187
Wheels 198
The Best Business Deal In U.S. History, Part III 222
The World's First Muscle Car 288
Business in Michigan
Bohemian Rhapsody 22
Through the Mill 85
Pop Goes Detroit 111
Upjohn's Pills 164
The Birth of Gerber 180
Shafted in Detroit 185
Top Pop 243
Making a Big Noise 275
The Ten Cents Store 285
Get Smart! School Spirit
Go Spartans! 64
Go Wolverines! 65
We Got Game 81
Superstitions 101 124
History
House of David 17
Four Flags 61
Detroit's Whiskey River 66
"Strang" but True 72
The Resort That Segregation Built 97
Let Them Eat Pancakes! 130
Battle of the Brans 147
The Big Mac 211
Yo Ho Ho and a Barrel of Venison 225
Michigan's Lumber Industry 237
No Kiddie Without a Christmas 241
Spilling His Guts 269
B-24s: Built for the Road Ahead 271
The Cherry Capital of the World 278
Walk the Plank? No, Drive It 295
Hometowns
A Touch of Dutch 32
Capital City, Lansing 70
Middle of the Mitten 102
Michigan's "Little Bavaria" 115
A Little Town on the Way Up 136
Furniture Central 151
B&B Country 193
Land of Sunsets and Stones 231
Gateway to the U.P. 245
Anatomy of a Village 264
River View 283
It's Official
Odd Michigan Laws 113
State of Confusion 190
Official Business 195
Musical Mystery Tour 209
A Banner Unfurled 233
Lights! Camera! Action!
Motor City Movies 15
I Want My M(ichigan) TV! 39
For Love of the Game 90
Literary Michigan
Hemingway Country 132
A Miller's Tale 174
Tales of the Third Coast 250
Michigan's a Good Sport
Baseball in Beards 20
End of an Era 37
Bowled Over 42
Hoop Magic 45
A Bowler's Paradise 94
Third Time's the Charm 203
Howe Amazing! 205
Octopi on Ice 215
It's Beautiful to Be Belgian 254
UM vs. OSU 256
Pass the Turkey 261
Pistons by the Numbers 293
Mixed Bag
Pick a Pocket 54
Shipwreck! 104
Paczki Fever 145
Smelt Dipping 101 168
The Grand Dame 235
A Fun Run 248
We Get Letters 259
Treasures from the Deep 298
Native Sons and Daughters
Godfather of the U.P. 92
"I Am a Ford, Not a Lincoln" 120
Boy Wonder 153
Surfmen, USA 160
Magichigans 162
Battle Creek's Gr-r-reatest Son 172
Which Michigander Am I? 228
Puzzles
Celebrity Michigan 52
A Model Puzzle 88
Road Shows 166
Bragging Rights 182
Take a Michi-gander at This 220
Sing a Song of Michigan
Michigan in Song 26
Michigan Rocks! 57
Motown's Greatest? 138
Berry Gordy Jr. 217
Talking the Talk
Yoopers and Lopers and Trolls, Oh My! 4
Do You Speak Michigan? 157
Yippee for Yoopers! 170
Tall Tales
Joe Bunyan 1
Ghostly Girls 34
A Spooky De-Light 49
"One Day, Eino and Toivo..." 266
Answers 300
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2009

    Fun and Informative

    Purchased this for my father who was born and raised in Michigan. He read while he was hospitalized for 5 weeks. He very much enjoyed this book and his ability to read small portions before setting the book down. It is very comforting to know he had such enjoyment remembering and learning about his home state.

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