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The Art of the Fart [Hardcover]

Steve Bryant
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31 Aug 2004
Classic literature is full of them, royals swap jokes about them, a French entertainer made his living from them, and the captain of England's rugby team was dismissed for using the word to describe the team selection committee as a bunch of old...It's the fart of course, a word for which the English language has produced many alternatives, ie; to break wind, parp, let off, blow off, drop one, boof, trump, let one rip, or emit a trouser cough. The Art of the Fart is a collection of anecdotes about a subject that is taboo in polite society, but has a wide appreciation none the less. How else could you account for the popularity of the whoopee cushion? Interspersed with the stories on rear end eructions are a series of classic black and white film stills for which the singular caption would be, "So, who farted?" The art of the fart draws from among others, Chaucer, Shakespeare, The Simpsons, Monty Python, Mark Twain, and the diaries of Samuel "I care not a fart for it" Pepys.
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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: PRC Publishing (31 Aug 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856487326
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856487320
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 16.2 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,285,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Experience 4 July 2010
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read! 29 July 2005
By Martin Betcherman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I recommend this book to anyone who has wondered about where farts come from, and how to master your farts. This book talks about the different kinds of fart, and how you can control which to produce at which time. I've learned how to emit a total of 82 different farts thanks to this book, and I never knew that different combinations of food could enhance your arsenal. The author of this book should be knighted.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Medicine - Bad Places 8 Mar 2009
By Matthew Greenwood - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Let me begin by saying that 128 is far too few pages to devote to this bodily function. While some may enjoy this book, it is inordinately brief on the physiological functions that go into breaking wind and of the many types of farting that occur, not to mention the various types that come from other animals; and there is a glaringly absent chapter on the dichotomy of farting in public - embarassing or not, that is a must have chapter in ANY book dealing with flatulants and offensive odor. Most of my dissapointment however, comes from the lack of real-life scenarios involving this function. Absent is Mr. Bryants opinion on the other bodily functions such as burping, sneezing, coughing and the conundrum of earwax build up. Then there is the problem of farting without an anus, the so called "anorectal malformations" that cause phantom fart pains. Missing is his take on the unfortunate life of Mitchel E. Taggart, a narcoleptic sufferer whose explosive diarrhea is ejected from his body with his frequent gas; nor is there any mention of Jennifer Stranton - the only known person to make the sound of a squeal, squeak and horn with a single fart. While it is well documented that the fermentation of digesting food causes the foul odor of gas, the author clearly discounts the famous Jacob sisters from the 1930's, who are famously known for having rose scented farts and has overlooked the Costas twins who are the only known persons to be arrested, tried and convicted of killing another human being with their foul stench. No, no, this book does not do justice to the fart. To many new fart enthuiasts, this may seem like a ground breaking novel. However, it is lacking in depth and substance. The work is puerile and underdramatized and I would not recommend it to the advanced researchers and practioners of farting.
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