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Joey Green's Amazing Kitchen Cures Paperback – January, 2002

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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

For anyone who's ever wondered what to do with surplus baking soda or leftover bubble wrap, Green's newest book will provide the answer. The author of Polish Your Furniture with Panty Hose suggests how Arm & Hammer baking soda can be used to exfoliate skin and how bubble wrap can be stuffed into an empty pillowcase to make a fine back cushion. This book of cure-alls may raise eyebrows, but Green maintains that these homemade remedies work: to cure insomnia, for example, Green recommends sipping a boiled mixture of McCormick Basil Leaves and Aunt Jemima Original Syrup. Though it's no substitute for actual medicine, this alphabetically arranged sourcebook offers suggestions for everything from soothing knee pain and relieving poison ivy to preventing hangovers and caring for nails. To cope with those midnight pains and aches-or to see just how many uses Lipton has-Green's suggestions might be good to have around.
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"Get a dose of good laughs mixed in with some unusual health hints straight from the kitchen cabinet. Green is the author of several home-hint books, but she has outdone herself with this collection of home cures that range from using Adolph's Meat Tenderizer for a backache, curing a headache with Gatorade or Altoids mints, and getting rid of insomnia with Aunt Jemima's maple syrup. Some of these wacky cures actually work, and if not, you're guaranteed some great laughs just by reading the suggestions." --The America's Intelligence Wire

"Kitschy yet practical book describing how to treat common ailments with household products. Get chlorine out of your hair with ketchup, stop sunburn with Cheerios and get a stuck toe out of a faucet with WD-40 (Don't you hate it when that happens?) For do-it-yourselfers with big pantries." --Detroit Free Press

Product Details

  • Paperback: 402 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Press (January 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579549438
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579549435
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,454,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Joey Green, a former contributing editor to National Lampoon and a former advertising copywriter at J. Walter Thompson, is the author of more than fifty (yes, fifty) books, including "Contrary to Popular Belief," "Clean It! Fix It! Eat It!," the best-selling "Joey Green's Magic Brands" series, "The Mad Scientist Handbook" series, and "You Know You've Reached Middle Age If . . ."--to name just a few.

Joey has appeared on dozens of national television shows, including "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Good Morning America," and "The View." He has been profiled in the "New York Times," "People" magazine, the "Los Angeles Times," the "Washington Post," and "USA Today," and he has been interviewed on hundreds of radio shows.

A native of Miami, Florida, and a graduate of Cornell University (where he was the political cartoonist on the "Cornell Daily Sun" and founded the campus humor magazine, the "Cornell Lunatic," still publishing to this very day), he lives in Los Angeles.

You can visit him at www.joeygreen.com

Customer Reviews

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Format: Paperback
Did you know that you can stop sunburn pain by adding Cheerios to your bathwater (please don't recycle!)? Also, stop a shaving nick or canker sore in it's tracks with Alum (a spice by McCormick). These and other bizzare but useful tips can be found in this new book by Joey Green, author of "Polish Your Furniture With Panty Hose" and "Clean Your Clothes with Cheez Whiz". Learn how, in a pinch, you can shave with Jif peanut butter, or use a credit card to scrape your tongue when out in public and plagued with hallitosis. Gatorade can cure a headache? You bet. Then, there are some no-brainers in here (e.g. use a Q-Tip as a substitute eye shadow applicator, shrink a zit with toothpaste- all us 80's girls know this one! But, I had no idea toothpaste could reduce redness and speed the healing of a hickey!)If you love waterproof mascara, but hate removing it, simply keep Johnson's baby Shampoo on hand and remove mascara with a small amount of it on a cottonball. This book also has "Strange Facts" at the end of each chapter; did you know Abe Lincoln's Mother died from drinking the milk of a cow that ate poisonous mushrooms? The phrase "cold shoulder" originated in the Middle Ages when Europeans fed unwanted guests leftover beef shoulder to get them to leave. If for no other reason, get this book and find out how using McCormick food coloring can help you clean your teeth better. A fun book, great to give as a gift.
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Format: Paperback
I had seen an ad about this book with some of the remedies listed. I went and bought it just to see what I could find in there. As I started reading it, I saw ones my MOM used.

Say you're cooking and some grease gets on you, try Colgate toothpaste(regular). Canada Dry Ginger Ale is great for upset stomach (generic brand works just as well) for clearing up congestion. There were quite a few old family remedies in this book that I've used before. The author also lists interesting facts about the companies whose products he lists. He also explains in many of the remedies why they work.

The book is really helpful, but don't feel you can only use the brand names he lists. For example, the one about using Canada Dry Ginger Ale - I've used generic brands for years and you will get the same result. The Colgate one - I've used gel types and that works too. I'll probably be going through this book again and again. It's a nice reference for the price :)

I recently picked up another copy for a relative. Her kids found the book and SHE didn't see it again for a week. I didn't realize the kids would be so fascinated with the book. It's really a great way to have kids explore how things work. Again, a great reference.
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Format: Paperback
Joey Green has written several books detailing the most commonplace items in your kitchen, garden, and so forth that you can use for remedies in you health, home repair, and so forth. This book, along the same genre, is not exception. Many of us don't realize what powerful chemicals already lie in many household goods that we possess. This book details some of the most commonplace items such as soap, cooking oil, and other things to repair and restore household items such scratched wooden tables, Milk of Magnesia for acne, etc. Kudos to Joey Green for this book.
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This is the first time I've seen this author. I was at the library and picked this up. I found this to be an interesting book that provides solutions for cleaning and remedies for common health ailments using standard household items.

Examples include: Soak a sponge with Coca Cola and scrub to remove rust stains from a sink or tub; Remove fingernail polish without nail polish remover by rubbing your nails with a Bounce dryer sheet; Kill wasps and bees by spraying them with 409 All Purpose Cleaner (they drop to the ground instantly and the liquid kills them within seconds). This book also includes occassional pages of fascinating history on some of the products suggested in the book, i.e. - Dial Soap, Budweiser, Life Savers.

There were so many interesting remedies and cleaning solutions that I had to buy the book from Amazon. I am really interested in trying more of the solutions. I question some of the "remedies." For instance, some of the burn treatments, like applying grape jelly or colgate toothpaste don't seem medically sound. I would definitely use common sense in using some of the suggestions in the book and I would defnitely not attempt to try something that may make a situation worse, like a burn treatment.

Overall, a fascinating book that may be helpful with many cleaning and health remedies, but take some of the suggestions with a grain of salt.
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This book is great! A friend of mine was reading this book at work and I looked at it and was instantly intriged. I had to get my own. So I went to Amazon and got one. I use it when I get sick mostly. I've had family and friends call me and ask how to I get rid of this cold, flu, sore throat and etc. I tell them give me a sec, I get the book and read to them. They say its great too. It really has come in handy and saved me tons of money, because I don't have to go to the doctor for everything. Definately think everyone should own a copy OR get a friend to buy it. LOL
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