Shoshana, September 30, 2007 (view all comments by Shoshana)
The Haggis-on-Wheys, modern colossi of intellect and talent, in this slender yet richly illustrated tome fail to shy from the realities of mucus, shark's teeth, the sub-maxillary ganglion, and the near-sighted river otter. So ought you.
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ldylatuna, January 3, 2007 (view all comments by ldylatuna)
You have got to have a sense of humor before you read this book. This book is a treasure and full of suprises!
I actually bought this book for a young boy who does not like to read. However, I enjoyed it so much, I had to purchase another one for myself. The tongue-in-cheek statements and "facts" had me laughing until my stomach hurt. It would help if you like Monty Python and Benny Hill. This book is so much fun to read outloud. As a former school teacher, I strongly encourage this book for those who do not like to read. Most likely, children ages 12 and up can read this alone and find enjoyment. Younger children will enjoy having the book read to them, where the reader can pause for emphasis or start giggling when something silly is about to be quoted.
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Simon & Schuster -
by Simon and Schuster,
YOUR DISGUSTING HEAD
For many years the scientific and educational community has wondered and worried about the possibility that semi-sane scholar-pretenders would find the means to put out a series of reference books, filled with ludicrous misinformation and aimed at children.
Well, we offer you YOUR DISGUSTING HEAD by Dr. and Mr. Doris Haggis-On-Whey. A world-renowned and much feared expert on everything, Dr. Doris Haggis-On-Whey has seventeen degrees from eighteen institutions of higher learning. With her husband, Benny, she has traveled the world many times over, has learned about all aspects of life, including outer space and food, first hand.
The human body is beautiful and mysterious. The mysterious part reeks of cheese. But no part of your body is as scary and horrifying as your head! In YOUR DISGUSTING HEAD: The Darkest, Most Offensive--and Moist--Secrets of Your Mouth, Nose and Ears, Dr. & Mr. Doris Haggis-on-Whey reveal — through newly discovered discoveries — all the ways in which your head disappoints you.
With such amazing information as:
The ear was invented and designed by Feranando de la Mancini Goldfarb, in 1911, which was also a good year for yeast.
Good Reasons for teeth removal: dentist did it; peer pressure; not sharp enough; found better teeth, like, on the ground; suspected of enjoying flossing; decay and mouth politics.
The real reason your ears can't hear your pets talking. The answer is simple: your pet is a mumbler."
With the wit and irreverent sense of humor for which Dave Eggers and McSweeney's is known, comes the second volume in the revolutionary Haggis-On-Whey World of Unbelievable Brilliance books. More than just entertaining and informative, YOUR DISGUSTING HEAD will help you appear smarter, more in touch with your sensitive side and whiten your teeth. And much, much more that will likely sicken you.
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