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The De-Textbook: The Stuff You Didn't Know About the Stuff You Thought You Knew Hardcover – October 29, 2013
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"In a sea of literary lies, finally a book that will tell you the truth about the things you need to know."—Sarah Silverman
"Smart, funny, and cool."—Roger Ebert
"The funniest, wisest, greatest book ever written! I keep reading and rereading it here in my padded cell!"—Stan Lee
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However, the book does not cite where they got this information from. They have no reference anywhere in the book. Here and there, they mention a study done by somebody that provides evidence for something they wrote about, but there is no concrete reference that one would expect from a book about facts.I don't think any of the cracked's authors of this book have expertise on any of the subjects discussed here. So, they have to compile the information from somewhere and the readers should have access to that.One might say that they trust crack to provide the information accurately but as a skeptical person, I would like to evaluate the accuracy case by case. Also, having a reference would help a reader if the reader wants to do further reading and research about the subject.
I didn't see anybody bring this subject up, so I thought I add this objection.
I won't be using anything I read in this book in a conversation or as advice in my daily routine until I can confirm it from independent sources. I hope all the readers of this book do the same.
While I found the content to be fascinating, the energetic and light-spirited tone of the book would make it an easy read for anyone, even those less interested in history or science. Sometimes the cracks felt a little too forced, or they didn't quite hit the right note with me, but that's just personal preference. Also, be prepared to be occasionally insulted, but in good humor.
Everyone should read this book... especially anyone involved in educating anyone else.
Also, check out their site which has this same information on it but I like the idea of the book ironically enough.
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&??&;#! Not really needed, the info is good
Some interesting stuff, but not very cohesive .