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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Don't Eat Any Bugs Productions (May 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980231493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980231496
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 0.9 x 18.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Scott Meyer began his career in humor by working as a stand-up comedian and radio personality, a highlight of which was participating as the opening act in Weird Al Yankovic s tour for the album Running with Scissors. Following a long stint touring the United States and Canada, Meyer settled down in Orlando, Florida. He currently writes the ongoing comic strip Basic Instructions, and his previous novels include Off to Be the Wizard, Spell or High Water, and An Unwelcome Quest, all from the Magic 2.0 series.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9f75ba14) out of 5 stars 13 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9eff5510) out of 5 stars The third Basic Instructions book is a riot! April 26 2012
By DxS - Published on
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I got into Basic Instructions a few years ago. Dilbert's author, Scott Adams, mentioned how much he enjoyed BI and encouraged his readers to check it out.

Under the typewritten, apparently-serious instructions on each panel is a story that somehow goes horribly off the rails. This third installment includes all my favorite characters--Ric (both versions), the Moon Emperor, Rocket Hat, Mullet Boss, Angry Customer, Omnipresent Man, the Knifeketeer, the Judger, and, of course, Scott and Missy. Also, Jenkins is starting to come into his own. There are also a few surprise extra features at the beginning and end of the book.

Scott Meyer's humor can be subtle and dangerous. Don't sip a beverage while reading or for a minute or two after.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f615a98) out of 5 stars Funny stuff May 14 2012
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I think most of these are already available free on the Basic Instructions website however the addition of the footnote style comments definitely boosts the value of the book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f452888) out of 5 stars Hilarity in Book Form Aug. 24 2013
By apl0discord - Published on
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This comic is one of my absolute favorites on the web. The instructions are both useful and hilariously demonstrated. Granted, I don't know when I'll need to confront the Moon-Man Emperor, but I will need to know how to explain what the "hell" I am doing, how to maintain a peaceful break room, and many, many others. Be forewarned: if you must read around sleeping people, then take steps to contain bursts of laughter.
HASH(0x9ef436c0) out of 5 stars Basic Instructions for a quick dose of funny! May 15 2013
By J. Bossers - Published on
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I read many, many webcomics, but I must admit that some lack a consistent hilarity. Scott Meyer does more than provide consistency, he manages to say everything we want to about jobs, friends and other relationships while making it laugh-out-loud funny.
The curse of the Masking Tape Mummy is the 3rd collection of his comics and if you haven't checked out the other two you're missing out.
Don't miss out. Seriously, go get this book!
HASH(0x9f48e6a8) out of 5 stars Basic Instruction is awesome Jan. 19 2013
By Scott - Published on
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Each strip has 4 panels, with a punchline in each panel. Scott Meyer is funny, Basic Instructions is funny and smart, and Missy is funny, smart, and judgmental.

Not convinced? Check out the strips on the website for free, then come back and support your new favorite webcomic.