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Mental Floss Presents Be Amazing: Glow in…

Mental Floss Presents Be Amazing: Glow in the Dark, Control the Weather,…

by Maggie Koerth-Baker

Series: Mental Floss

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Any book presented by a concern calling themselves ‘Mental Floss’ is bound to be a tad alternative, and Be Amazing is no exception.

“Who says you can’t? It’s time to get off the couch and take your life to the next level” the book declares, with tips on how to achieve goals like ‘Find Buried Treasure’, ‘Become a Cyborg’ and ‘Be a Lovable Eccentric’.

The suggestions may be fantastical and the solutions non-PC, but the prose is witty, informative, practical and imaginative. Amusing and irreverent, Be Amazing is a fun read for the whole family and will make a wonderful present. ( )
  adpaton | Mar 26, 2009 |
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Be amazing

Who says you can't? It's time to get off the couch and take your life to the next level.

Step one: stand on the shoulders of geniuses

What good are the world's greatest geniuses if you can't muddy their shoulder pads and use their accomplishments as a step stool? mental_floss has combed through every success story in history to deliver this ultimate how-to guide for climbing your way to greatness.

Step two: bask in the glow of admiring fans

Whether you want to glow in the dark, swallow a sword, quit smoking, find Atlantis, live forever, get out of jury duty, buy the Moon, sink a battleship, stop global warming, become a ninja, or simply be the center of the universe, Be Amazing covers all the essential life skills. Just absorb a few pages, then let the hero worship begin!

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A hunger for greatness Some duct tape This book

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Sidekicks and/or minions An impressive nickname An amazing outfit

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A guide to living a more colorful life by the co-creators of mental_floss magazine shares tips for everything from becoming a dictator and hosting Roman bacchanalia to making zombies and cultivating multiple personalities.

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