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Product Details

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Portable Press; 24th edition (Oct. 7 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607103206
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607103202
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 14.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 612 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #175,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a tight-knit group of loyal and skilled writers, researchers, and editors who have been working as a team for years. The BRI understands the habits of a very special market - Throne Sitters - and devotes itself to providing amazing facts and conversation pieces.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donna on Dec 28 2011
Format: Paperback
Can't believe how quickly this was delivered. Always have great luck with Amazon and have never been disapointed. Book is exactly as described and you can't beat the convenience of ordering from home.
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By Bev B on Feb. 6 2015
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Bought for a gift. Everyone loves them. Uncle John's is the best. Highly recommend.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Here We Go Again, Trivia Lovers! Nov. 23 2011
By Mike O'Connor - Published on
Format: Paperback
Paging through the latest incarnation of UNCLE JOHN'S BATHROOM READER, it's amazing that those folks have been unearthing mounds of fresh, new trivia for 24 years now! UNCLE JOHN'S 24-KARAT GOLD BATHROOM READER is yet another doorstop-sized collection of weird and wonderful bathroom reading, topping out at 544 pages. Compared to the 1988 edition, the price has gone up - from $11.95 to $18.95 - but, whatever the cost, this is yet another must-have title for trivia buffs.

Version #24 retains the patented BR brief reads, two-three page medium reads, long articles and multi-part features format. Why change a winning format?

Among the treats to be found are:

Obscure 1960s Fads;
Odd Baseball Stories;
Familiar Phrases;
Modern Contenders for the Title of "8th Wonder of the World;"
Fabulous (Product)Flops;
Judges Gone Wild;
Nasty Musician (Quotes);
People Who Did Surgery on Themselves;
Colorful Horse Racing Terms;
Strange Lawsuits;
(a two-parter) History of Tupperware;
Bill Murray Stories; and
(People) Famous for How They Died.

I enjoy Bathroom Readers because they're entertaining and educational. I had no idea, for instance, that Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan performed in vaudeville. Likewise, I knew little about the Hawaiian island of Niihau until I read #24's informative two-parter of that odd little place. And, while I've heard of President Nixon's "Enemies List," I hadn't seen it till I found UNCLE JOHN'S 24-KARAT BATHROOM READER seven-page article on it.

In any case, trivia buffs now have the annual fix and it was worth the wait. Lots of info, lots of fun. Recommended.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A lot of fun Nov. 28 2011
By Roger Farnham - Published on
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Like most of the "Bathroom Reader" books this one is loaded with all sorts of short articles, trivia, quizzes and more. It is not so focused as the "Bathroom Reader Plunges Into..." books and, instead, features a wide range of information about dozens of items and events. I have many of the "Uncle John" books and I think this is one of the most interesting of the series.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Dec 7 2011
By Mary Jo Johnson - Published on
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These books are fun to read. I have been giving them as Christmas gifts to family friends for years, and they are always elated to receive them. Great books!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Uncle Johns Flushed with Goodies once again!!! Feb. 12 2013
By SoylentGreen - Published on
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I've read every single Uncle John's readers multiple times and after getting the feeling either they ran out of material or got lazy, the last two have been good, with this one being back to former quality of some of the earlier readers. I can wait to go to the to dive into more goofy and interesting tidbits of this that and the other thing that are both interesting and simultaneously useless...but still fun to read. I may have to get a good bout of the runs to finish this one fast so I can go on to the next one.

*NOTE* Per Uncle Johns BRI Facebook page, there is a production issue with the cover stock and paper on this issue that allows it to bend and curl more than usual. My cover curls as do the pages. BRI said they're working on a fix.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Thank you May 30 2013
By Laura J. Root - Published on
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We love these books. They are full of information that broadens your knowledge of history. You can read them any where any time and learn some thing new.