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Bart Simpson's Guide to Life: A Wee Handbook for the Perplexed Hardcover – March 14, 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Design; 1 edition (March 14, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006096975X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060969752
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #522,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Fact: The Simpsons is the funniest sitcom of all time. There are more gags, more characters, funnier plots, funnier sub-plots' Loaded 'It is likely to get very high ratings on terrestrial television; Britain is probably heading for a wave of Simpsons mania' Independent On Sunday 'The wittiest and most literate show on television' Brenda Maddox, The Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Matt Groening, the creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning series "The Simpsons," the "Life in Hell" cartoon series, and the animated Fox tv series "Futurama", is the man responsible for bringing animation to prime time.

In addition, Groening formed Bongo Comics Group in 1993 and currently serves as publisher of their four comic books -- Simpsons Comics, Itchy & Scratchy Comics, Bartman, and Radioactive Man.

Groening lives in Los Angeles, CA.

www.thesimpsons.com

The SimpsonsTM & © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

FuturamaTM & © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Customer Reviews

This book was laugh out loud funny!
Alicia
Barts dream room, and even if you don't like bart simpson there's things like Lisa's dream house Homer's Beauty Secrets and Marge's Beauty Secrets.
Ross Meckfessel
I give this book five stars for everything I just said.
A 12-year old reader

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ross Meckfessel on January 20, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Good advice from the little brat Bart Simpson. There's tons of funny things like Love=Hate unless they really hate. How to get out of doing chores. How to get more money from your parents. lies your parents tell you "If you tell me I promise I won't get mad. It is one of the best Simpsons books I have ever read! How to make your parents go crazy "Say are we there yet every 10 seconds". Barts dream room, and even if you don't like bart simpson there's things like Lisa's dream house Homer's Beauty Secrets and Marge's Beauty Secrets. It also has how to cheat "If you get caught don't say my name". What do parents think? Don't know then read! There is even Zesty Prayers "Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray my bladder doesn't leak. If I should pee before I wake, I pray the Lord to dry my lake". There's even Nutritional Information and Ingredients on the back. So give a hoot ask your parents to buy Bart Simpson's Guide to Life. If they don't let you yell and scream intill you lose all your breath and pass out on the floor. You won't be missing anything good I'll be here reading the old people's newspaper, so go, NOW!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "boy_wonder" on December 12, 2000
Format: Hardcover
this is a true guide to life from Mr. Know it him self Bart Simpson , it tells you a lot of useful and un useful stuff about life and what to do in certain situation, also how to get to know girls how to make it in school , sex , religion ... every thing .
the best part i like is the one about writing book reports , so funny man ,well if you like Matt Groening old stuff like the (life is hell) books you'll love this one , and if you like the Simpson also get this one , i recommend to every body any age any where, also take a look at Matt Groening old stuff (life is hell) the are as good and funny as this one .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 12, 1998
Format: Hardcover
The book was nothing about the Simpsons. It was okay but defiantley not 5 stars.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 10, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This well, wonderfully blunt written book is 175 (even the covers!) pages of great laughs and things you could even relate to. If you love or like the Simpsons, you'll love this book. If you don't favor the Simpsons, you'll love this book anyway. This cute little devil has really done it this time-and I'm glad he did. This is best for those who still have an immature, realistic view on life and aren't afraid to crack a smile at another wondrous creation of Matt Groening. I can read and re-read and never grow tired of it. This is definitely worth a few inches of shelf space and a few hours or so of your time. A pleasant keeper for life (at times you may have to refer to it later and you'll be thankful to have it).
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18 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Dolly Shot on January 4, 2000
Format: Hardcover
some of these other reviews ticked me off! i thought this book was excellent! i bought it when it first came out(1993) and i STILL love to read it from beginning to end! this isn't a story book, it pretty much is a guide to life! it is filled with different sections including school, food, xmas, art & culture, parents, etc.. i LOVED it! each page was also filled with colorful illustrations. there is a lot of info in this book, like a section where it gives you a list of phobias AND foreign language section! it tells you how to pronounce and write 6 "bart like" phrases and gives the english approximation for them in 7 different languages! there is SOOO much more in here i can't write it all! if you have any questions, PLEASE e-mail me! (pyro1821@yahoo.com) BUY IT! NOW! it is REALLY worth the cash!
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Format: Hardcover
I read this book around the year 2000 & it was so entertaining, I read it again & again. I remember I was about 11-12 years old, alternating between silently reading this book & playing Tetris on my neon green Gameboy, every night as my bedtime routine. Now that I look back on it, it seems a little tomboy-ish (even though my room was full of pink Princess-ness & hung up multicolored holiday lights -all year round). I was one of those rare kids, who actually liked to read & did it often without it being required by school. Bart tells it like it is & that's one of the reasons I called him my husband as a kid. I think I bought it from Borders all those years ago (I miss that store, why'd they have to close them all down?) & still have it in storage somewhere. I might have to dig it out & read it again, just for nostalgia's sake. I have a special connection w/ The Simpsons, I've been watching the show ever since I could remember (we were both born in 1988, so how come Maggie is still a baby & I had to age?). I actually collect anything I can relating to this awesome family & when I'm not able to, on to the Amazon Wish List it goes (where it gets dust & cobwebs on it, haha). Anyhoo, buy this book, it's a classic. Even though it's not really going to help solve your life problems, you'll still get a lot of mileage out of it & hours of quiet fun. You will not regret it & the people you pass it down to or lend it to will definitely appreciate your purchase. It truly is fun for all ages & a temporary escape from reality into the lovely, yellow land of Springfield, & more specifically, a view into the genius, manipulative mind of Brat, I mean Bart Simpson.
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Format: Paperback
This book was first published in 1993 and like with all Simpsons' merchandise and books back then changes to the show over time have left these items a bit dated. Published three years after Do the Bartman swept to the top of the charts this book represents The Simpsons' in the early 90s, when the show was more about Bart rather than Homer. Bart had a lot of catchphrases which have not continued onto modern times which are in this book for example in the first lines Bart speaks to the reader as he introduces forgery he tell us "Okay, Listen up man!" Obviously he no longer talks like this so the vocabulary of Bart is a bit dated but the Matt Groening humour isn't.

Bart teachers the reader about personal enrichment through his eyes teaching us how to cope with the different aspects of life such as School, Food, Health, Money, Work, Parents, Art, Culture, Science, Psychology to name but a few of the vast topics covered. Like the vocabulary a lot of other characters hadn't become mainstream or even created in the first few seasons when this book came out so in the school yard there are a lot of illustrations of kid characters we are unfamiliar with but these are little things in no way retract from the overall enjoyment of this book. With the book being so old too, like I did you'll probably find it for a cheap price in many a second hand book shop.
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More About the Author

Matt Groening, creator and executive producer of Fox's Emmy Award®-winning series The Simpsons, made television history by bringing animation back to primetime and creating an immortal nuclear family. The Simpsons is the longest running primetime animated series in television history and is currently the longest-running comedy on television, having aired more than 400 episodes. In July 2007, the highly anticipated feature film The Simpsons Movie opened in theaters with worldwide grosses of more than $525 million to date.

Originally brought to life in 1987 for The Tracey Ullman Show, The Simpsons was Groening's amazing entry into the television animation world. Previously, he was best-known for his "Life in Hell" cartoon strip, an irreverent portrayal of love, work, school, life and relationships that currently appears in more than 250 newspapers worldwide and in a multitude of books.

Groening's other Emmy-Award®-winning creation, Futurama, launched on Fox in March 1999 and ran for five seasons. Last year Fox released the direct-to-DVD full-length original feature Futurama: Bender's Big Score. Three additional films will be released and the entire series with new episodes will air on Comedy Central this year.

In 1993, Groening formed Bongo Comics Group, where he serves as publisher of The Simpsons Library of Wisdom, Simpsons Episode Guides, Simpsons Comics, Bart Simpson Comics, Radioactive Man Comics, Simpsons Comics Treasure Trove, the annual Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror, Futurama Comics, more than 36 comic compilations, as well as instant classics including Bart Simpsons Guide to Life, The Simpsons Handbook, and The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album among others!

In addition to the many awards bestowed on his creations (including Emmys, Annies, and the prestigious Peabody Award), Groening was personally honored with the Rueben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, the highest honor presented by the National Cartoonist Society. To date there are more than 14 million copies of books from HarperCollins in print throughout North America, the UK, and Australia based on The Simpsons, Futurama, and Life in Hell.

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