A question that doesn't want an answer—what kind of question is that? The rhetorical question is one of those grammatical quirks that doesn't seem to have any logic to it. Never fear—thanks to this playful and informative book, you will no longer be left in the dark when someone asks you where the fire is, whether you were born in a barn, or whatever it is that bears do in the woods. You might even learn something utterly irrelevant. Who knows?
"Help is at hand from a new book which contains an arsenal of blinding facts (and clever musings) for every rhetorical situation from the Pope's religion to the length of a piece of string."—Daily Mail (London)