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Non-Essential Mnemonics: An Unnecessary Journey Into Senseless Knowledge

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ISBN13: 9781938849282
ISBN10: 1938849280
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McSweeney's columnist Kent Woodyard brings new life to the mnemonic memory devices of a bygone era, from creative reinterpretations of classic mnemonics to original creations of dubious usage. Paired with whimsical illustrations, this book is the perfect gift for the word wizards of the world, as well as collectors of useless pop-culture trivia.

Kent Woodyard has been a columnist for McSweeney's Internet Tendency since 2009. He has also written for Relevant Magazine, The Big Jewel, and Yankee Pot Roast. Originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kent now lives in Southern California. This is his first book.

Synopsis:

From the popular McSweeneyand#8217;s column, a witty look at mnemonics for everything you never wanted to remember.

About the Author

Kent Woodyard has been a columnist for McSweeney's Internet Tendency since 2009. He has also written for Relevant Magazine, The Big Jewel, and Yankee Pot Roast. Originally from Oklahoma City, OK, Kent now lives in Southern California. This is his first book.

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maryte, October 21, 2014 (view all comments by maryte)
I'm a huge fan of wordplay, so I had pretty high expectations for this book. Unfortunately, I felt it was more "meh" than masterful. It's a blisteringly quick read (as would be expected) and some of the mnemonics/acronyms were amusing (using the acronym for the Screen Actors Guild as a mnemonic for the members of Simon and Garfunkel got an actual guffaw out of me) but, most of them were like an SNL skit: only kind of funny to begin with, made worse by going on too long. It would make a cute "white elephant" gift though - especially with the illustration of the elephant on the cover.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781938849282
Author:
Woodyard, Kent
Publisher:
Prospect Park Books
Author:
Downey, Mark
Subject:
Jokes & riddles
Subject:
Humor - Jokes
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 BandW illustrations
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
5 x 5 in

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