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ISBN13: 9780316018432
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The folks at the Onion are up to their usual shenanigans, this time bringing us an informative and wildly inaccurate atlas that fans will love.
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Our Dumb World is the world's most comprehensive fake atlas: a repository of all known information about the planet Earth (except where covered by clouds).

In late 2007 the hardcover edition became one of the hottest books of the holiday season, entertaining and offending hundreds of thousands of readers around the globe. This new, easy-to-carry paperback edition is perfect for the intrepid traveler to any of the world's exotic locales — from Afghanistan, Allah's Cat Box, to Ukraine, the Bridebasket of Europe, to the USA's own Nevada, Where Everyone's a Loser.

Packed with beautiful full-color maps and framed with inaccurate essays about all the world's peoples and places, Our Dumb World is a gut-busting send-up in which no nation escapes unscathed.

Review:

"Bottom line: laughed my head off." Deirdre Donahue, USA Today

Synopsis:

This new, easy-to-carry paperback edition is perfect for the intrepid traveler to any of the world's exotic locales. Packed with beautiful full-color maps and framed with inaccurate essays about all the world's peoples and places, Our Dumb World is a gut-busting send-up in which no nation escapes unscathed.

About the Author

Every week, three million readers turn to the world's most popular news organization for a much-needed dose of Onion news and entertainment coverage. In a history spanning 15 years, six popular books, and 10 Webby Awards, The Onion has attracted legions of loyal fans drawn to its fearless reporting and scathing commentary on world events, human behavior, and journalistic convention.

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Deborah Fochler, December 23, 2008 (view all comments by Deborah Fochler)
What can I say. Oh, is there an 8 or 9 rating?
Irreverantly hysterical and laugh out loud funny.
If in a public place, passerbys may call the cops - because they think you're crazy. But read it anyway.
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kkat5, December 8, 2008 (view all comments by kkat5)
I finally figured out where The Onion got its name. Not only is it multi-layered, but you laugh so hard that you cry.
It should never be chopped, only consumed slowly while savoring every bite.
The Onion never fails to make me cry. I love it. It just keeps getting better and better. A rating of 5 is not high enough.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316018432
Author:
The Onion
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
General
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
HUMOR / Parodies
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Humorists; Satirists; Politics
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20081027
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 1 in 2.57 lb

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Product details 256 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316018432 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The folks at the Onion are up to their usual shenanigans, this time bringing us an informative and wildly inaccurate atlas that fans will love.

"Review" by , "Bottom line: laughed my head off."
"Synopsis" by , This new, easy-to-carry paperback edition is perfect for the intrepid traveler to any of the world's exotic locales. Packed with beautiful full-color maps and framed with inaccurate essays about all the world's peoples and places, Our Dumb World is a gut-busting send-up in which no nation escapes unscathed.
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