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Escaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing True
Elizabeth Berg.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062200440.  Daedalus Item Code: 51306
 
Both a primer and a writer's autobiography, this book by the author of Tapestry of Fortunes and Open House provides aspiring authors with ideas to stimulate their creativity and offers ... (Read More)
 
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Everything Explained Through Flowcharts: Including Tips for World Domination, Which Religion Offers the Best Afterlife, Alien Pickup Lines, and the Secret Recipe for Gettin' Laid Lemonade
Doogie Horner.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061826603.  Daedalus Item Code: 44332
 
According to book designer and stand-up comic Doogie Horner (host of The Ministry of Secret Jokes), everything—absolutely everything—in the seemingly random universe can be connected, ... (Read More)
 
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The First Book of Seconds: 220 of the Most Random, Remarkable, Respectable (and Regrettable) Runners-Up and Their Almost Claim to Fame
Matthew Murrie & Steve Murrie.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440507526.  Daedalus Item Code: 43152
 
Susan Lucci, Al Gore, the Buffalo Bills—they all won fame by coming in second, though they are the exception to the rule. In general, runners-up are doomed to dwell in obscurity, despite having come ... (Read More)
 
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For the Love of Letters: The Joy of Slow Communication
John O'Connell.
Publisher: Marble Arch Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476718804.  Daedalus Item Code: 42677
 
"The nib touches the paper. And instinctively I follow the old formula: address in top right-hand corner; date just beneath it on the left-hand side. My writing looks weird. I hand-write so ... (Read More)
 
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Funerals to Die For: The Craziest, Creepiest, and Most Bizarre Funeral Traditions and Practices Ever
Kathy Benjamin.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440557071.  Daedalus Item Code: 44065
 
The hereafter may still be part of the great unknown, but here humorist and trivia maven Kathy Benjamin unearths the rich, often dark history of funeral rites around the world. From having a portrait ... (Read More)
 
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The Gentry Man: A Guide for the Civilized Male: The Best of Gentry Magazine, 1951–1957
Hal Rubenstein, ed.
Publisher: Harper Design.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062088475.  Daedalus Item Code: 41949
 
More than 50 years after it ceased publication, Gentry magazine remains one of the most influential men's magazines ever created. Publisher William Segal's innovative style magazine broke new ... (Read More)
 
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The Great American Trivia Book: In Facts We Trust
Daniel Adams.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440573606.  Daedalus Item Code: 51930
 
Who was the first president born outside the original 13 colonies? Which American writer was the first to win the Nobel Prize for literature? And in the early 20th century, could you really buy a ... (Read More)
 
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Hew, Screw, and Glue: How Stuff is Made
James Innes-Smith. Henrietta Webb, illus.
Publisher: Abrams Image.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810982598.  Daedalus Item Code: 11420
 
Do you realize that the salt on our food may be millions of years old? Did you know that the rubber in condoms derives from tree sap? And aren't you glad that lipstick is no longer made of crushed ... (Read More)
 
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How to Speak Brit: The Quintessential Guide to the King's English, Cockney Slang, and Other Flummoxing British Phrases
Christopher J. Moore.
Publisher: Gotham Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781592408986.  Daedalus Item Code: 59073
 
Oscar Wilde once said the British have "everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language." After all, even fluent English speakers can be at sixes and sevens when told to pick ... (Read More)
 
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I Never Knew That About Britain: A Quiz Book
Christopher Winn.
Publisher: Ebury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780091933043.  Daedalus Item Code: 51411
 
What iconic British auto went on sale in 1959 for a mere £500? Which English cathedral was the first building in the world to exceed the height of the Great Pyramid? What Scottish family name comes ... (Read More)
 
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The Intellectual Devotional—American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently About Our Nation's Past
David S. Kidder & Noah H. Oppenheim.
Publisher: Rodale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781609614676.  Daedalus Item Code: 41164
 
Modeled after bedside books of prayer and contemplation, David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim's original Intellectual Devotional offered secular wisdom and cerebral nourishment through a year's ... (Read More)
 
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The Knot Book
Geoffrey Budworth.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780716023043.  Daedalus Item Code: 51096
 
Apply the right knot in any situation—one secure and strong enough for the job. Geoffrey Budworth is a world-class expert on knots, having created the knot identification method adopted by British ... (Read More)
 
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