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The Frood: The Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams & the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
By Jem Roberts and Douglas Adams (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Uk Ltd
Publication date March 1, 2016
Pages 471
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780099590767
ISBN-10 009959076X
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $18.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description:
'Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is.' (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.) Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. - See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com.au/books/jem-roberts/the-frood-the-true-story-of-douglas-adams-and-the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-9781848094383.aspx#sthash.nAAovwFO.dpuf
As a wise ape once observed, space is big—vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly so. However, if you look too closely at space, it becomes nothing but lumps of rock and sundry gases. Sometimes it's necessary to take a step back, and let a few billion years go by, before any of the true wonder and scope of the cosmos becomes apparent. Similarly, the late 20th century author, humorist, and thinker Douglas Adams was big—vastly, hugely and thoroughly mind-bogglingly so, both in physical terms, and as a writer who has touched millions of readers, firing up millions of cerebellums all over planet Earth, for more than 35 years—and for nearly half of that time, he hasn't even been alive. It would be ridiculous to pretend that Douglas Adams' life and work has gone unexamined since his dismayingly early death at 49 but throughout the decade since the last book to tackle the subject, the universes Adams created have continued to develop, to beguile, and to expand minds, and will undoubtedly do so for generations to come. An all-new approach to the most celebrated creation of Douglas Adams is therefore most welcome, and The Frood tells the story of Adams' explosive but agonizingly constructed fictional universe, from his initial inspirations to the posthumous sequel(s) and adaptations, bringing together a thousand tales of life as part of the British Comedy movements of the late 1970s and 1980s along the way. With the benefit of hindsight and much time passed, friends and colleagues have been interviewed for a fresh take on the man and his works.



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With Jem Roberts | Reprint edition from Random House Uk Ltd (March 1, 2016)
9780099590767 | details & prices | 471 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $18.95
About: 'Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect?
With Jem Roberts, Thomas R. Dye | from Wadsworth Pub Co (August 1, 1995); titled "Power and Society: An Introduction to the Social Sciences"
9780534260705 | details & prices | 7.50 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $60.50
This edition also contains Power and Society: An Introduction to the Social Sciences
About: Intended for courses in Introduction to Social Sciences at both 2- and 4-year schools.

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