The first Book of Lists was "compulsive" (Buzz) and "impossible to put down" (Independent on Sunday), this special mini version simply includes all the best, quirkiest and most bizarre lists from its bigger brother. On Listophilia: It's a curious feeling to have spawned a genre. Not precisely spawned, for since the written word began, people have collected oddities and made lists from the arcane to the referential to our daily shopping lists. Yet, as we wrote the introduction to the hugely popular first Book of Lists, we had no idea whatsoever that this quirky, serious, humorous, practical, political reference book, with myriad contributions from celebrities such as Johnny Cash, Julia Child, Pelé, Ian Rankin and Paul Bowles, would become a household name. We hope you'll enjoy The Little Book of Lists as much as we did, And by the way, do you know the average penis lengths of mammals? Or the shortest marriages in history? Or people who died playing cards? You'll find intriguing answers in The Little Book of Lists; and as we always say: its a gift for everyone, from teens to 100-year-olds. Hasn't Uncle Charles received enough neckties?