Before You Try to Impress Your Friends with All of Your New-Found Factoids, Verify Them
Published by Adams Media in 2011
This book was a first for me in a way. Fact. Fact. Bullsh*t! was the first book I ever read on my phone thanks to the Kindle app for my android phone. In a way, this book was made for reading on a little phone screen. It is entirely composed of a topic with three "facts" that follow. After that the reader will find out that at least one of those "facts" will be correct and at least one will be incorrect, or bullsh*t as the title notes. The facts and the bullsh*t answers are explained.
This makes for fairly interesting short-term reading but it is not built for the long haul. This would be a great book to have for standing in line at the bank or if you have to wait for a bus or a train because you can get in and out of a topic in just a few minutes.
But...some of Stewart's facts are more factual than others. For example, he incorrectly states as a "fact" that Thomas Jefferson was the fourth president and the third vice president. In reality, he was the third president and the second VP.
|Janet Guthrie at the 1977 Daytona 500.|
So, in short, this is a fun little book but don't trust everything that you read in it. Before you try to impress your friends and co-workers with your newfound factoids, verify them.
I rate this book 3 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Fact. Fact. Bullsh*t!
Reviewed on November 2, 2012.