The editors at mental_floss magazine have produced yet another entertaining volume sure to provoke laughter and discussion. In chapters such as “Ignore the Naysayers,” “Impress your Mother-in-law,” and “Bend the Laws of Science,” our intrepid researchers present the steps required to become a teen idol, stop global warming, brew a lifesaving cuppa joe, get out of jury duty, and much more. What sets this book apart from its imitators is 1) it actually is well-written and has a sense of style, and 2) the amount of research that’s gone into each entry. A great gift for the recent graduate wondering how to make it in this bad ol’ world.
Literaries Who Lunch presents Tana French reading from and signing The Likeness
08/06/2008 12:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Detective Cassie Maddox, who first appeared in French's book In the Woods, returns when a woman bearing a striking resemblance and her old undercover name is found dead. Cassie's old boss creates an extreme undercover opportunity and soon she finds herself immersed in this mysterious woman's old life, with no leads, no suspects and no clue as to the dead girl's real identity. The Likeness is an exciting read with many twists and turns all leading up to an explosive conclusion. This event is free and open to the public.
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