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Everybody Poops 410 Pounds a Year: An Illustrated Bathroom Companion for Grown-Ups Paperback – July 20, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (July 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569757771
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569757772
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 7.3 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Deuce Flanagan is an avid student of bathroom humor, he became increasingly interested in the facts about poop during a trip to Sicily, on which he had persistent and painful intestinal problems. He currently lives in Oakland, California.
David R. Dudley is a freelance illustrator whose clients include Oxford University Press, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Darwin Awards. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and daughter.

More About the Author

Deuce Flanagan, son of renowned New York plumber, Ham Flanagan, is currently pursuing his doctorate of scatological studies at the University of Minneapolis. Inspired by numerous children's books from his childhood that carefully taught him that it was "okay to poop," Flanagan wrote the first ever children's poop book for adults, Everybody Poops 410 Pounds per Year, winner of the fourth annual Golden Loaf Award for Feces-Related Literature.

Currently, Flanagan is living in Cappadocia, Turkey, compiling the first ever coffee table book on the toilets of the Ottoman Empire.

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This is funny and informative.
Karen Cunningham
It sits on the back of our guest toilet now and we get lots of comments when guests go to the bathroom... They love it too!
Erica C
My dad is a plumber, so this was the perfect gift for him!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By SebastianU.S. on September 3, 2010
Format: Paperback
Right now, I have this book sitting on the back of my toilet. I don't know if I should be embarrased about that, but I think it's pretty hilarious. I remember reading Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi when I was a kid and when I found this "adult's version" I couldn't resist. The artwork is fantastic, the facts are really interesting (like modern furniture being made out of processed cow manure and that the Japanese used "wiping sticks" as toilet paper) and well written and funny. Here are my favorite facts from the book:

-New York City used to be covered in up to five feet of snow and horse manure every winter, which gave rise to second-story brownstone entrances.
-President Johnson used to hold meetings while he was dropping a deuce.
-The Nazis, suffering from dysentery in WWII, used to eat camel dung for the natural antibiotics.
-Fine white sand is actually what parrot fish poop after they eat coral!

Funny stuff!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By tvtv3 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 11, 2011
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It might be smelly, but poop is fascinating. Just ask any kid who has read or been read to EVERYONE POOPS by Taro Gomi. The discussion of such a topic can easily lead to toilet humor, but when you're talking about poop, that's to be expected. EVERYBODY POOPS 410 POUNDS A YEAR is kind of the adult version of EVERYONE POOPS. It's a tasteful, yet humorously illustrated book full of facts about poop. Through a series of illustrated diagrams, the book shows what happens to your poop after you flush it. It also tells you what different colors and shapes of poop mean, why you can see corn in your poop, the things people used to use before toilet paper, and whether or not you can use your poop for fuel. The two tidbits I found most fascinating were that:

1. When horses were still the major source of transportation, there were 100,000 horses in New York City that produced 2.5million pounds of manure a day. In the winter the city built up an interesting mixture of snow and manure that raised the street levels up to five feet. That's why the buildings in the historic district have lifted, second-story stoops.

2. The Chicago River used to flow into Lake Michigan. However, the Chicago River is also where the city used to dump all of its waste. This was a problem because Lake Michigan is where they got their water. So, instead of actually dealing with their sewage problem, the people reversed the course of the Chicago River so it no longer flowed into Lake Michigan, but eventually flowed into the Mississippi River instead. Talk about being caught up s*#t creek without a paddle.

I thoroughly enjoyed EVERYBODY POOPS 410 POUNDS A YEAR. I found it entertaining and educational. It's a great "adult kid's book" (as the blurb on the back says), but I just wish it were a little longer.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By dph40 on June 25, 2011
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I sent this book to a family member who was having serious digestive problems as a funny diversion from the medical issues she was facing.
This book ended up being really quite informative as well as funny. She ended up giving it to the office/hospital staff where her colonoscopy was done.
I know, too much information. The nurses and staff loved the book!! they're keeping it in their office. It was just the right "medicine" my family member needed.
We learned a lot of things we didn't know and got some good chuckles!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Erica C on May 30, 2014
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I got this book as a gift for my husband, who loves poop humor. He absolutely loves this book! It sits on the back of our guest toilet now and we get lots of comments when guests go to the bathroom... They love it too! The graphics are good the book is funny and informative (oddly it is) filled with interesting facts and trivia. Lots of fun and a great gift
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ajohnson on May 19, 2014
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I bought this as a gift for a co-worker and of course I had to "preview" it first. It was a great read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By hang on on May 1, 2014
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Seems like a lot to me...but to each his own...I would never have guessed that I could produce this much of anything!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By martin flynn on June 23, 2013
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Full of interesting and unusual trivia, that will have you laughing and have you new significant other understand that everybody poops' ;)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Allen K. Davis on August 16, 2012
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There were a few interesting facts and some funny comments. But $10 for about 50 pages?
I wish that I would have known beforehand. But I guess I should not expect too much from this title:)
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