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Product Details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Rev Upd edition (September 10, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761177310
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761177319
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 3.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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 “The best questions are the ones you can’t Google. Here is a whole book of them.”
—Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist


"In a good question is the thread of an answer. A good question is better than a brilliant answer. I personally focus on the word 'quest' in question, which is the essence of each interlocutory. Gregory Stock's book is a seductive and delightful journey about the essence of conversations which is the question.” —Richard Saul Wurman, creator of TED

“Capturing both future and present dilemmas, this deceptively simple book packs a real punch.”
—Ray Kurzweil, author of How to Create a Mind and founder of Singularity University

“These questions can take you into critical examination of what you are doing in this life.”
—Robert Thurman, professor of Buddhist studies, Columbia University

“Interesting questions! Some of the most bizarre ones may be everyday issues in our near future.”
—Vernor Vinge, author of Marooned in Real Time

“Stock’s knack for wording a question in just the right way to provoke lively discussion is on full display again in this terrific new book. It’s fantastic!”
—Jeff Probst, host of Survivor and The Jeff Probst Show

“These questions will get you thinking about some of the things we can go through a lifetime avoiding; they’re deep questions, but then humans at our best and most real are deep people.”
—Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey


“Don’t know what to do this weekend? Here is the answer: Pick up this book and drive your friends, loved ones, neighbors, and strangers crazy with smart, tough, interesting questions.”
 — Juan Enriquez, TED speaker and coauthor of Homo Evolutis: Please Meet the Next Human Species


The Book of Questions covers an enormous range of challenging issues with wit, insight, and brio.”
—Arthur Caplan, Director of Medical Ethics Division, NYU Langone Medical Center

“In a world endlessly in search of answers, Greg Stock reminds us that what really matters are the questions.”
—Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception


“Your answers to these questions will help us decide what humans should be. Take your time.”
—Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick at Wired and author of What Technology Wants


“When the original Book of Questions was published, it provoked hours of conversation and engagement among me and my friends. The new book is even better and should provide hours and hours of entertainment and enlightenment.”
—Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World


“Provocative, surefire conversation starters. Watch out; some of them will have you questioning old and comfy assumptions.”
—David Brin, author of The Postman and The Transparent Society

From the Back Cover

Ask your friends. Ask your parents. Ask someone you hardly know. The Book of Questions gives you permission to ask those things that are too bold, too embarrassing, or just too difficult to ask by yourself. You will find questions of integrity; of sex; of what you would do for money; even things too personal to talk about out loud.

Whether you use it as a tool for self discovery, or as a provocative way to stimulate conversation, this book constantly challenges attitudes, morals, beliefs-and it challenges you.


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A great conversation starter.
Tierra Leonard
I recently ordered this revised version and was really happy with the changes.
Woody
It is a great way to really get to know people and what makes them tick.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Alex Capecelatro on September 10, 2013
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I remember first flipping through the Book of Questions years ago. Dr. Gregory Stock has a way of bringing up universally relevant, thoughtful, and provocative questions that are fun to review with a spouse, a friend, or even oneself. I only had two criticisms of the BOQ: some of the questions appeared a little dated and I always wanted MORE. Well I have to say this revised edition solves both. With technologically relevant questions for the 21st century and the standard timeless questions, this is a great gift, coffee room table, or thought provoker for any occasion. I highly recommend The Revised and Updated Book of Questions.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Allison Bickel on October 24, 2013
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This is one way to get to know someone with out feeling like you are asking 100 questions. I had the original book many years ago and saw this new revised edition and I really like that its up to date. Great way to kill time while on a long road trip. Good book for pillow talk.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hisbux on October 4, 2013
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We have the original "Book of Questions" and could'nt wait for this edition.
WHen it arrived, we were so happy as we took it on vacation with us and
shared with family and friends. Had lots of surprises and more laughs than
ever.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Woody on April 6, 2014
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When I was young, my parents had this book and used to (gently) demand that we "play" this book from time to time. It was always thought provoking and always an ice breaker.

Fast forward to when I moved into my own apartment in college: they were delighted to dump many of their well-worn possessions--including this book--into my lap. I used this book many a time with new and old friends to get to know them better, both in college, in my 20s and beyond. It's a great after dinner activity at a dinner party when the conversation has lulled, because everybody gets to know a lot about everybody else and everybody seems to like it. The questions, a mix of "what would you do in this situation" and "what's more important to you: x or y?" and other psychological questions, are thought provoking and entertaining. Of course, there's no right or wrong answer and every time I've used the book, people have seemed to enjoy it quite a bit.

I recently ordered this revised version and was really happy with the changes. First, there are more questions: 291, up from 217. Next, and perhaps more importantly, the "follow up" questions that some of the questions had have been moved from the back of the book to a light blue font below the relevant questions. This way, you don't have to clumsily flip back and forth and find the question number. It's a small change but a definite improvement. Finally, and most importantly, the questions are fresher, updated for today.

In sum, if you already have The Book of Questions, I highly recommend buying the revised and updated version, and if you don't already haven't the Book of Questions, I highly recommend buying this revised and updated version and trying it out with your spouse, your family, your friends--it's a great way to get to know people and quite fun!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tim on January 29, 2014
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I am a firm believer that this book should be on every coffee table in the country. Too many times you see a family with everyone glued to devices. Open up some moral dialogue people.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Commander91 on April 8, 2014
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This is a fun book to get your thoughts rolling. I like to pull this book out when my boyfriend and I are tired at the end of the day. It sparks us with a little energy and triggers us to chat up a storm even though we are tired. Sometimes deeper things that you don't usually bring up out of the blue, which is nice because its another level to get to know each other at. Some of the questions are dark, some are lighthearted. My suggestion is to make every question your own, they may be written in black and white, but they don't have to stay that way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By baseballmom96 on January 24, 2014
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I had this book as a teenager and bought this year for my kids to use with their friends...just makes for a great conversation...very interesting questions....a great way to get to know somebody.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By trvldawn on October 18, 2013
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Loved the old and was thrilled that Gregory Stock updated it. We have spent many an evening with family and friends, laughing about some, arguing about others and quietly contemplating some of the more serious issues. It is a great way to really get to know people and what makes them tick. Highly recommend it!
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