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Everything Worth Knowing [Kindle Edition]

Roy Carter
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Book Description

If political correctness, health and safety regulations, celebrities and people with made-up job titles ending in 'ologist' make your blood boil, then this is the book for you.

It takes us back to a golden age before polytechnics were called universities, when common sense was more important than a degree in basket weaving or media studies. It's pages are crammed with nostalgic reminders of carefree days before the 'ologists' of this world began their relentless creation of killjoy rules, solely to interfere with such natural impulses as mocking the afflicted and blowing cigar smoke in children's faces.

Written in the form of an A to Z of key facts, the book also demystifies a host of basically simple stuff like religion, physics and medicine, whilst recalling the harmless fun of offending foreigners and other disadvantaged people. In short, it contains the fundamental truth underlying everything to do with human society and the natural universe, information known previously only to Albert Einstein, the Oracle at Delphi and Sherlock Holmes.

Anything not contained in its pages is either wrong or useless. When you have read it, you will know everything worth knowing. If knowledge is strength, you will be able to wrestle an elephant to the ground in less than thirty seconds. Why not try it now? Then do it again immediately after reading the book and note the difference.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 282 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058UGUH4
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #623,780 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Everything Worth Knowing: The Simple Truth About Most Things is a gem of a book. It is also extremely funny, in fact it is one of the funniest books I have ever read. My only regret is that I didn't know about it much earlier in my life, it would have made things much easier for me! This book should be on the school curriculum, mainly because it is a very practical aide memoire to coping with the vagaries on living in the complex society most of us inhabit. No aspect of modern life escapes Carter's basilisk and iconoclastic gaze. The Church of England, the Royal Family, the Government, politicians, language, insurance companies, interest rates and bagpipes are all included. All topics are examined tongue in cheek but with a massive element of truth; often portraying the helplessness and frustration of the modern citizen in the face of an impersonal bureaucracy or seemingly random, hostile world. Entries I particularly enjoyed were The Home Office. Where law and order is thought up. It is so called even though no one lives there and Interest Rates. Fines imposed by the Bank of England on people who borrow money. The Bank calls itself the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street, which is an insider's pun about stitching people up. I won't include any more, I would not want to spoil your enjoyment. In closing I am surprised this book hasn't been used as a training manual for stand up comedians.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely hysterical! 30 July 2011
By Alison
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I enjoyed this book so much, there are very few authors who can make me laugh out loud but this one did, repeatedly!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything Worth Knowing 14 Sept. 2011
By Alan Ventress - Published on Amazon.com
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Everything Worth Knowing: The Simple Truth About Most Things is a gem of a book. It is also extremely funny, in fact it is one of the funniest books I have ever read. My only regret is that I didn't know about it much earlier in my life, it would have made things much easier for me! This book should be on the school curriculum, mainly because it is a very practical aide memoire to coping with the vagaries on living in the complex society most of us inhabit. No aspect of modern life escapes Carter's basilisk and iconoclastic gaze. The Church of England, the Royal Family, the Government, politicians, language, insurance companies, interest rates and bagpipes are all included. All topics are examined tongue in cheek but with a massive element of truth; often portraying the helplessness and frustration of the modern citizen in the face of an impersonal bureaucracy or seemingly random, hostile world. Entries I particularly enjoyed were The Home Office. Where law and order is thought up. It is so called even though no one lives there and Interest Rates. Fines imposed by the Bank of England on people who borrow money. The Bank calls itself the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street, which is an insider's pun about stitching people up. I won't include any more, I would not want to spoil your enjoyment. In closing I am surprised this book hasn't been used as a training manual for stand up comedians.
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