I am pretty sure the tricks described herein wouldn't work with the people I know, as all of the stunts involve a lot of acting and dialogue as part of the set-up. That said, who cares? This book is hilarious, and as a simple work of comedy, it kills. The now-familiar Penn rants are hysterical, and the descriptions of the duo's friends and favorite places are quite interesting. In particular, the review of the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia (of anatomical and pathological specimens, medical instruments, etc.) is a dark and touching tribute. There is a confusing piece of fiction about a man granted three wishes that I found odd, but otherwise, the book's flow was nice and seamless. As with the live P & T show, there are a lot of great quotes and witticisms. No great work of literature, this, but an extremely effective piece of travel writing that is a hair more intelligent than other books similarly categorized.