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The Awful Truths: Famous Myths, Hilariously Debunked

by Brian M. Thomsen

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This is one of many books that give you a couple pages of interesting info on various topics, 65 to be exact. Overall it was entertaining, but there is a factual error. Mickey Mantle won the American League Triple Crown in 1956, not the National League (pg. 106). I also think the author gives too little credit to George Lucas and that the subtitle, Famous Myths, Hilariously Debunked, doesn't really apply all that much. Not many of these "myths" are famous and the debunking is not that funny. ( )
  crmass | Nov 1, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060836997, Paperback)

ho was Mario Puzo's model for the Don Corleone character in The Godfather? Was it Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonanno? The infamous Salvatore Maranzano? No . . . it was Puzo's mother! Senator Joseph McCarthy was responsible for the infamous "Hollywood Blacklist," right? Well, actually . . . no, he had nothing to do with it.

Perfect for the cocktail party pundit or trivia buff, the quirky tidbits in The Awful Truths turn history, culture, sports, and entertainment upside down. The book examines some of our culture's oldest, most popular myths, and tells the fascinating, hilarious, and shocking stories behind what really happened, accompanied by funny illustrations that bring the players to life. Each truth is supported with ironclad evidence that skillfully explains how and where our misconceptions originated. Sometimes the truth hurts—but with The Awful Truths, it doesn't have to.

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