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Binding: Hardcover
Dewey Decimal Number: 646.7008
EAN: 9780399534157
ISBN: 0399534156
Label: Perigee Trade
Manufacturer: Perigee Trade
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2007-10-02
Publisher: Perigee Trade
Studio: Perigee Trade

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Editorial Reviews:

For everyone who loved The Dangerous Book for Boys-an oddly useful and hilarious handbook for the mischievous child in all of us.

If you've reached adulthood without knowing how to spin a rope like a cowboy, cure a hangover, or make a citizen's arrest, this is the book you've been waiting for. Funny, far-ranging, and surprisingly handy, the book presents tutorials, including:

- How to Be a Real Man: mow the perfect lawn; defend yourself with nothing but an umbrella
- Bracing Outdoor Activities: skate backwards; make a boomerang come back; snare wild game
- Amusing Diversions: float an egg; eat a goldfish; master fiendish tongue- twisters; judge a woman's bra size at a glance

Also includes:
- Sumo wrestling for beginners
- Four diversions with a banana
- And much more


Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: Most parts okay for younger boys, just be careful
Comment: My son received this book as a gift for his tenth birthday, and for the most part it is okay. There are fantastic ideas, such as How to count to ten in Cuneiform, or How to Skip Stones, How To Lay Bricks etc. But there are other things that should be reserved for a little bit older boys, such as the suggestion on how to deal with door to door proselytizers by showing them photos of autopsies, gun suicides, and pornographic photos (including horse pornography)
I am normally a *very* open minded liberal mom , (I found it hilarious, and will be trying it myself!) but this went over the line for a 10 year old.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: NOT for BOYS!!!
Comment: This book is NOT for boys. Topics include:
- How to cure a hangover.
- How to judge a woman's bra size.
- Beer games.

Most of the book has some really neat things boys would enjoy. But a few pages of bad content make it a no sale -- just like a few tablespoons of poop make the entire batch of brownies worthless.

Parents, be parents. Pick another book.

With respect...

Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: Not for boys
Comment: For starters, this isn't for boys. Any parent or friend looking for a book for a kid, along the lines of the vastly superior Dangerous Book for Boys, will pass along a nasty substitute if they give this book.

Its really more for college age adults. Any older than that finding it amusing, and they probably had a lobotomy. Any younger, and they'll need one when they're done.

Hide it in the trash. Its an insult to trash, but that's what trash is for.

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Summary: Not for a "boy".
Comment: To me "boy" implies some male under the teenage years. This book is by no means, at times, appropriate for any boy less than 15 or so, however at other times it is fine for someone much younger. This makes for an unfortunate mix or ideas.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5
Summary: NOT FOR KIDS
Comment: Ok how to judge a bra size from across the room... I am sure a bright boy does not really need to know this but then again I am the mom of a child. Us gals do not need a book to be bright.. but then again some do. There are some usefull things like how to thunder fart and how to light your fart which I am sure a boy could not pass up.. but I could have should have just said NO to this book as I bought it for my seven year old. and now i am giving it to my nephew who is going to college. He will find it more usefull.. as he needs some of these skills most definately.


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