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Uncle John's Great Big Bathroom Reader Paperback – May 1, 2002

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Product Details

  • Series: Bathroom Reader
  • Paperback: 468 pages
  • Publisher: Portable Press (May 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1879682699
  • ISBN-13: 978-1879682696
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,045,976 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Since 1988, the Bathroom Readers' Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and anywhere else, for that matter). Our crack staff works year-round to bring you the publishing industry's most absorbing anthologies of history, humor, origins, flops, fads, quotes, puzzles, kids' stuff, and more. Today, with more than 15 million books in print and a membership base topping 40,000 loyal readers, the movement begat by Uncle John is stronger than ever. In fact, the "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader" series in the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the world.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 25, 1998
Format: Paperback
I have all the bathroom readers and this one, in my view, is the best one so far. If you liked the others, you'll like this one. And if you don't have any of the others, this is a good place to start.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen L. Murray on November 30, 1999
Format: Paperback
I bought this book for my husband last year as a Christmas gift.. it is STILL in our bathroom. We have read and re-read it time and again. This year I'm getting another one. It makes a great gift and believe it or not.. very interesting conversations. Oh ya, and tons of laughs! definately 5 stars.. if not higher.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 7, 1999
Format: Paperback
Highly entertaining. This book is filled with more pedantic and esoteric material than you can imagine. I couldn't recommend it higher. In fact, I recommend it to all my friends as a great book for airplane trips, waiting around, and even a coffee table book.
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This is another excellent edition in this amazing series.I have read and reviewed a dozen or more and have more on my shelf to read.This one was first published in 1998 and this one I just finished was its 6th Printing in 2000.Don't let it bother you that some editions have been around for a few years.The 1st Edition came out in 1988,and it was good then and still a good read today.(See my Review dated November 17,2009.All that I've read have been excellent,and if anything,they keep getting better all the time.
As the years go by,and the new Editions appear,the editors have not allowed the series to become staid.To the contrary,they are continually coming up with new inovations. In this Edition we are treated to an "Extended Sitting Section".Two of them in this case are "The Wolfman at the Movies" and "Who Was Jack Ruby?"
What I really like about these books is that you just never know what to expect as you finish one page and open the next.There are facts that you just never expected.Whether it is;
Infamous U.S, Vice Presidents
World's tallest structures
Puns
Brain Teasers
Forgotten Men
History of The White House
History of popcorn
What player played on all four of New York's Baseball teams
The history of the Jigsaw Puzzle
Things not to do when abroad
Why is the Aspirin the miracle drug
Riddles
Origins of familiar phrases
Who was the heaviest and lightest President
Did you know that the the Irish eat more Corn Flakes than
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. R. William on June 26, 2004
Format: Paperback
The reputation of Uncle John, despite all his trips to the bathroom remains untarnished. This is where it's at when it comes to weird facts, pointless trivia and astounding information.
Great for starting conversations and suprising friends, -bad- for writing term papers ("Jake, you cited that Pontius Pilate is from England from 'The Bathroom Reader'?" "Uhh, yeah.").
But as long as you don't write a paper you should be fine. I treasure this book, along with its other companions, in my hallowed grounds (a shelf next to the toilet), a great gift. Period.
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By kthartline on December 27, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We have quite a few of the Uncle John Bathroom Reader books and love every one of them. I've been told many times how cool it is to have something like that to read when in my bathroom. It's nice that you can read as much or as little as you want and you don't feel like you are missing anything like you do when you read a story on & off like that.
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By kathy dirks on July 5, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really like this book it was "great"!
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The Bathroom Reader Institute always puts out fun loaded books. The Great Big Bathroom Reader is no exception. I get a laugh out of many of their entries. These are not text books of course, just trivia for entertainment.
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