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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Brg Pub (December 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966114469
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966114461
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #795,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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BOOK OF QUESTIONS IS A PARTY ICEBREAKER
Every seven minutes there's a lull in the conversation. The silence continues on for what seems like forever, until now. "The Book of Fabulous Questions" is an excellent way to keep the conversation going for any occasion. Author Penelope Frohart has created a great multi-purpose book. "The Book of Fabulous Questions" can be used for almost anything from striking up a conversation to finding out more about someone. "It's just a fun way to learn about people. My purpose for the book is for the readers to have a blast with it," Frohart said. "Whether one-on-one or in a group, I really want the reader to be able to use this book as a communication tool to learn more about others and maybe even themselves." -- The MSU Reporter, Minnesota, Heather Nielsen

QUESTIONS SPARK GREAT CONVERSATIONS
I discovered something about the president on New Years Eve. I flipped from ABCs exciting worldwide coverage to a long, long view of Clintons receiving line to his own bash. He, nor his talked-about wife and child, dont have anything more impressive to say in such a line than I would. Ive always avoided those lines because I can never think of anything to say besides hello, thanks for having me, havent seen you in a while and nice dress. Guess what! Thats about all they say too. Perhaps the line isnt the place for titillating conversations. The next step is a table with people you dont know at all. Perhaps Penelope Frohart can help. "The Book of Fabulous Questions" can get the conversation ball rolling with those who just meet, and can trigger deeper conversation with those who we see all the time. BRG Publishing suggests this $9.95 book for use with first dates, spouses, coworkers, pals, lovers and total strangers. Name on thing that you wont leave home without? How do you feel about public displays of affection? Where do you draw the line? How would you describe your ideal boss? How would you describe the members of your family? If you could become a mentor, who would you like to help and what kind of wisdom would you offer? What was your best family vacation? What made it so great? How often do you write love letters? Do you save past love letters? -- Port Arthur News, Texas, Darragh Doiron

REFERENCE BOOK COVERS LOTS OF STUFF
The publisher labels The Book of Fabulous Questions by Penelope Frohart (BRG Publishing) as humor; but to me it seems more like a reference book. Anyway, I'm including it in a column about new reference books. True, "The Book of Fabulous Questions" does generate a few laughs, such as when you try to imagine what might happen if you actually used some of these questions as conversation starters: "Have you ever dated anyone who was married?" "Do you snore?" "Are you silent or noisy during sex?" Nevertheless, this book, consisting entirely of questions, has many practical applications. Suppose you're going on a first date with someone and are afraid you won't have something to talk about. Consult the book ahead of time and when conversations lags, ask, "What was your first job? How much were you paid?" or "What was your neighborhood like when you were younger?" These questions are designed to get things started. Most of them could lead almost anywhere, perhaps even answers to more provocative questions like "Have you ever been photographed or videotaped naked?" -- News Journal, Ohio, Terry Mapes

From the Back Cover

USE THIS BOOK FOR THE MOST FUN YOU'VE EVER HAD! With this book, you can: * Instantly get to know people better * Add a little excitement to your dinner party * Take it with you on a road trip * Use in more intimate one-on-one encounters

It has been test-marketed and it works! Pocket size, take it with you everywhere! For use with: * First dates * Spouses * Co-workers * Pals * Lovers * Ex-lovers * Unusual encounters * Total Strangers WARNING! DANGER! Answers may not always be what you expect. Be prepared. This book may change your life!

Customer Reviews

I have had tons of laughter and fun with this book.
Jamie
My friends loved the conversation it generated and several of them have already gone out and purchased their own copy.
Tom E. Austin
I love this book and I think that this is a GREAT way to get to know someone.
Mabel Jerez

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A. Duerr on June 9, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I absolutely love this book. Here's some basics:

* It is small enough to bring with you in your car, or into a restraunt if you are going on a date or something like that.

* There's 2 questions per page, and the book is 318 pages long. So you get over 600 questions. The text is also in large print, so it's easy to read, and easy to just open up the book and ask a question from any given page.

* The book is very well organized. More "innocent" questions are at the front of the book, with more personal questions in the middle, and the MOST private questions in the back.

* Categories are further broken down into subcategories, such as "Youth", "Career", "Habits", "Sex", etc.

The book may not have as many questions as other books, but I still give it 5 stars based on the quality of the questions (fantastic), the organization, and physical dimensions of the book. You can't go wrong here.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Bob Non on April 19, 1999
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Just got back from Carnival singles cruise. There were ten people seated for dinner and know one knew each other. Someone brought the book and started asking questions from the book. Before dinner was over we all knew personal, intimate things about each other. I admitted to things I never told anyone before. It was a lot of fun!!
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Brian L Bell on November 30, 2001
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I have found this book to worth 100 times the money I paid for it. The author has brilliantly written and sequenced the "questions" from the very simple "get to know you" type to the more provacative & risque content. Everyone I've shared this book with has been remarkably more candid with their answers to society's "taboo" topics than I ever imagined. Plus, it makes it so much more fun when they know as soon as they offer their answer, they get to grab the book and ask you one! So many of these "question" books deal with morose and depressing topics, but not this one! Do yourself a favor and get this book! It's the best icebreaker I've ever come across. When does the next one come out?!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By N. Buscher on June 9, 2008
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I purchased this book based on the reviews on the amazon website and was sadly disappointed upon reading it. The questions weren't nearly as fabulous as advertised: things like "do you sing in the shower?" and "how do you pamper yourself?". To be honest, I was looking for a lot more with this book. Next time I'll get something with a bit more substance and more thought provoking questions.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 6, 2002
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This book got me really into asking questions with my significant other. Most of the questions here were quite good and were great for sharing with friends but I was wanting to know even more about my sweetheart.
I found a better book that was written just for couples to really know each other called 1000 Questions for Couples at questionsforcouples. com
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "barich1" on September 16, 2003
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I just brought this book on a road trip with some people who were actually already good friends but we still learned a whole lot about each other. It was really fun and helped pass the time. We were using each others new found info all weekend to make jokes and laugh. Plus as the holder of the book I could sqeeze in any question I wanted to and pretend it was in the book.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Kari G. Kozak on November 21, 2001
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A friend and I were making the delicate decision about moving into a romantic relationship. This book helped us to talk about many things we had never discussed. We decided to begin dating and things went very well. Imagine my surprise when my boyfriend used the book to propose, reading the question, "Will you marry me?" pretending to read questions out of the book! This book has been a great tool to get to know each other in different ways. We never would have discussed some of the topics without the book. Now we're planning to give a copy of the Book of Fabulous Questions to all of our wedding attendants!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lisa T on August 22, 2009
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I was initially going to return this book because it has the type of questions that:

A. would likely come up on their own in typical conversations (Did you go to college? What's the longest relationship you've been in? What's the craziest thing you've done on a dare?), or

B. you probably don't even care about (How gullible are you? Can you identify couples that are in love? What has been your favorite daydream in recent years? How many pairs of shoes do you own), or

C. can be dead-ended, yes or no type questions (Are you mechanically inclined? Are most of your friends single or attached? Do you sing in the shower?).

I really prefer the thought-provoking, far-fetched hypothetical questions in the "Book of Questions" series by Gregory Stock. I figured this book would be best for those with limited conversation skills, but in the end, I kept this book. It does have a few decent questions, and while my other books may prompt more in-depth discussions, this book may fit in when I want to keep things light and not linger on a topic too long.
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