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Vital Statistics: An Amazing Compendium of Factoids, Minutiae, and Random Bits of Wisdom Paperback – July 5, 2005

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Paul Grobman is an attorney who lives with his wife, three kids, a dog, and two parakeets on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This is his first book.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Plume (July 5, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452286468
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452286467
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,915,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jim on July 6, 2005
Format: Paperback
I found Vital Statistics to be very addicting.... kind of like the potato chip ad "it's hard to read just one!" More than just a trivia book, the information is presented with the story behind the story, providing a wealth of interesting information you never knew. That's really why you get hooked. When you get to the end, the author lists his website address, which has even more Vital Statistics to keep you addicted.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Coach K on December 9, 2006
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This book is absolutely brilliant. More than a bunch of random statistics thrown together, this book makes me laugh out loud multiple times per page. If the great content weren't enough, the juxtaposition of various stats is so clever. Case in point, something like "The percent of 70 year old men who say their wives are more beautiful than they were when first married - 74%. Next stat: The percent of 70 year old men who need glasses: 89%.

Stuff like this is what the book is about - truly an impressive compendium, well delivered.

I can only imagine what kind of work must have gone into writing such a book. As another reviewer wrote, this is the perfect bathroom book. Buy it - you won't regret it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Card Player on August 1, 2005
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This is the perfect book for bathroom reading.

It's filled with tons and tons of interesting trivia.

It covers tons of topics and is a lot of fun.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. Transport on July 5, 2005
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this is fun to read and an indispensable guide to minutiae

loaded with entertaining chatter

great for fans of trivial pursuits
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adam Berkowitz on March 2, 2014
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This book is full of fascinating, funny and flat out random facts. I quote from it all the time. It's a great read for any place at almost any time. I can't put it down!
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