How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life

How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life

by Dan Wilbur

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How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life by Dan Wilbur

The Last Stupid Book You’ll Ever Need to Read

Don’t want to slog through lengthy old books like A Tale of Two Cities or The Giving Tree? Sick of being judged by your avid-reader “friends” who talk about books you’ve never heard of? Want to sound smarter without the strain of actually bettering yourself? Never fear. In How Not to Read, you’ll find techniques to fake your way through literature so you never have to read another book—ever!

Inside, you’ll find:

Tips for getting through anything you have to read by reading faster: Just read every third word. (One Hundred Years of Solitude becomes “Many as the Colonel was, that when him ice.” Wow! It’s like a Gertrude Stein poem only more comprehensible!)

Entire genres summed up in a single page: Historical fiction becomes “Guess who else had sex: Hitler!”

Literary insults to make yourself seem smarter: “The only thing sadder than you is a Joycean epiphany!” “You’re as weak as a passive sentence written in negative form. And probably not considered by anyone to be worth more than an adverb.”

It’s time to stop fearing those people who keep bringing up Ayn Rand. How Not to Read is here to liberate the world from ever needing to read a book again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399537615
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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