With wit and brevity this book contains useful advice on personal finance, health, sports, travel, automobiles, careers, and food. For example, in just six pages you will learn how to negotiate with a contractor. Consider some of the other facts brought to light in The Know-it-all's Guide to Life: o Eating chocolate before bedtime can disrupt your sleep. o 40 percent of totaled cars are fixed up and resold to unsuspecting buyers. o You can acquire a genuine British title of nobility for as little as $5,000. o By writing just one letter, you can eliminate most of the junk mail you receive. o You can lose weight by chewing sugarless gum. o You need to own at least 20 different stocks to have a well-diversified portfolio. o You will improve your recall if you skim written material first, then read it through completely. o Mashed potatoes and gravy are a healthier fast food choice than french fries. Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or just intellectually curious, this book is the ultimate guide to modern life.
The author clearly did a great deal of research on a broad array of interesting topics. The trenchant and witty manner in which the book is written makes for a decidedly compelling read.
A section describes how to measure your body masse with the BMI
factor (body mass index). The author describes how to lose weight by chewing more gum. There is a NASA site entitled
888-85 SPACE for viewing important launches and space events.
The book is perfect for a student project.
Paperback: 254 pages
Publisher: Career Press