- File Size: 496 KB
- Print Length: 226 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463509952
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Gringo Tree Publishing (July 23, 2011)
- Publication Date: July 23, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005EA364I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,090 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Fried Twinkie Manifesto: and other tales of disaster and damnation Kindle Edition
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