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Book of Fools: An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Fops, Jackasses, Morons, Dolts, Dunces, Halfwits and Blockheads
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Algora Pub
Publication date August 15, 2013
Pages 218
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781628940343
ISBN-10 1628940344
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Original list price $31.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This book presents a provocatively, outrageously assertive exposure of fools in their not infrequently bizarre manifestations, the object being to leave no halfwits behind. It explores the world of the fool from many perspectives, including Engines of Limited Cognition: Dumb Bells, Dumb Clucks and Dumb Waiters; Imprudence and Its Imbecilic Implications; Fools, Eccentrics & Sons of Momus; and Idiotic Opportunities: Putting Fools to Work.
This is not to infer (or even hint) that either the author or his readership is in any demonstrable sense of the word foolish, now or at any other time. After all, no fool would write a book like this, and no fool would read it. Precisely who does read it is a discretely personal decision we leave to those gifted with more than ordinarily inquiring minds.
Indeed, those who elect to come along for the ride are likely to find their minds piqued, tickled and enriched by this tour de farce.
True to form, Reed illustrates Ambrose Bierce's definition of educational 'that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the fools their lack of understanding.'
Abundantly documented, endlessly subtle, hopelessly eccentric and deadly funny, the book blends history, sociology, literature, philosophy, etymology and even theology, all with a good laugh.

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from Algora Pub (August 15, 2013); titled "Book of Fools: An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Fops, Jackasses, Morons, Dolts, Dunces, Halfwits and Blockheads"
9781628940343 | details & prices | 218 pages | List price $31.95
About: This book presents a provocatively, outrageously assertive exposure of fools in their not infrequently bizarre manifestations, the object being to leave no halfwits behind.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781628940336
 
from Algora Pub (August 15, 2013); titled "Book of Fools: An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Fops, Jackasses, Morons, Dolts, Dunces, Halfwits and Blockheads"
9781628940336 | details & prices | 218 pages | List price $21.95
About: This book presents a provocatively, outrageously assertive exposure of fools in their not infrequently bizarre manifestations, the object being to leave no halfwits behind.

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