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Synopses & Reviews
A devastatingly important encyclopedia from America's Finest News Source that contains the sum total of mankind's knowledge.
Are you tired of stumbling around blindly, in an ignorant haze, perplexed by the world around you? What if there was a book that could make sense of your ultimately meaningless existence? Fortunately, The Onion, bastion of unbiased, reliable, and definitive news, has produced just such a book: an encyclopedia containing all of mankind's known knowledge.
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"An encyclopedic fun house of information and illustrations teeming with hundreds of entries covering everything from the letter A to Zibby the cartoon squirrel." Elle
"One of the best works that 'The Onion' has ever produced...[it] dryly parodies an encyclopedia in the most comprehensive manner imaginable." Huffington Post Comedy
"A tome so replete with knowledge [that it allows readers] to win friends and influence people." Entertainment Weekly
"Forget Wikipedia, burn all your books, and snap that Encarta CD Rom in half, because The Onion has just released its BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE." MSN's The Bubble
About the Author
In a history spanning 24 years, eight popular books, and numerous 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. Its home offices are in Chicago.