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Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader) by [Bathroom Readers' Institute]
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Length: 542 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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The BRI’s 22nd all-new edition—Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader—is like reading several books all rolled into one: a history book, a weird news anthology, a science text, a dictionary, a how-to manual, a sports magazine, a joke book…and the list goes on and on. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million books in print, the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the world.

Where else could you learn about the lost cloud people of Peru, the world’s first detective, and the history of surfing? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained. Read all about…

Soda pop flops
Spider farms
England’s Secret UFO Files
Real hillbilly recipes
Webster’s least-wanted words
And much more!

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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1508 KB
  • Print Length: 542 pages
  • Publisher: Portable Press; Original edition (Oct. 1 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005P0B4B4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #115,044 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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HASH(0xa25f27f8) out of 5 stars A Return to Form Oct. 31 2009
By Mr. Yule - Published on
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#22 of the Uncle John canon is a welcome return to form following the slightly below average (average for Uncle John that is, which is still good) Unsinkable #21 from last year (2008). With #21 it seemed as through Uncle John was beginning to stretch himself a little thin, what with the dozens of special focus books (Sports, Movies, Armed Forces, etc.) released in a short period of time. Or maybe he was succumbing to the pressure from the competing "Armchair Reader" series, which has been gaining ground. What ever the cause, it appears that Uncle John was able to get over it, because this volume is consistently fascinating and contains plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, wow-I-never-knew-that moments, and I-can't-believe-it moments. These include the account of how Hitler's personal doctor poisoned him while trying to cure his flatulence problem, the development of digital photography, a surprisingly plausible explanation for the sighting of ghostly apparitions in drafty old mansions,the story of the man who invented party balloons, and my personal favorite part of each volume, unintentionally hilarious real newspaper headlines (One-Armed Man Applauds Kindness of Strangers).
For the uninitiated, Uncle John's Bathroom Readers illustrate the concept that "truth is stranger than fiction" better than any other trivia/factoid/lists/urban legend/random topic book or series out there. The "Bathroom Reader" part of the title does not mean that the content is predominantly toiletry in nature - it's more of a platform from which Uncle John inserts puns into the material. Each volume contains all new information culled from the international news-wire and from eager contributors around the world, and of course this one is no different - there are plenty of bizarre news items from 2009, some of which must have come in the last minutes before printing. This series is an excellent resource for anyone who does any kind of public speaking; content from here could easily transform any dull presentation into, well, let's not get too overzealous, a presentation that people will find at least moderately interesting. Personally I have been a fan for 15 years now, and I own 26 volumes including all 22 of the original series and the 4 best special focus books; all of them are worth having around. If you were able to invite Uncle John over on the weekend, he'd be the life of the party and leave with all your friends. So it's best to have him in book form sitting before the porcelain throne, to be fascinated by his wealth of useless knowledge on your own time.

A Brief Buyer's Guide for Uncle John

Whether you're just starting an Uncle John collection or are looking to complete one already begun...
Uncle John's 4-ply Bathroom Reader contains full versions of the first 4 books of the series in one handy volume. Uncle John's Legendary Lost bathroom Reader contains books 5-7 in one volume. Between these two cheap volumes you have the first 7 books of the series and a lot of great material to catch up on. The Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader has content taken from books 1-7. There are also 150 new pages of content in this book, which makes it worth owning for the completist.
The next 12 books of the series are solid, for the most part, as individual books, averaging around 500 pages each. In chronological order they are: (Uncle John's _________ Bathroom Reader) Ultimate, Giant 10th Anniversary, Great Big, Absolutely Absorbing, All-Purpose Extra Strength, Supremely Satisfying, Ahh-Inspiring, Unstoppable, Slightly Irregular, Fast-Acting Long-Lasting, Curiously Compelling, and Triumphant 20th Anniversary. All recommended!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa25effb4) out of 5 stars (knock, knock) "Yeah, I'm OK in here......" Feb. 18 2010
By L. Lennstrom - Published on
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Beware of these books!!! You will get yourself trapped in the bathroom reading them. People will begin to think you need to go see a GI specialist. Family members with weaker bladders will become quite irate when you have seemingly overstayed your turn in the restroom. Blame Uncle John. You will run out of places to put the important things like toilet paper and q-tips because you must make room to store your collection of Bathroom Readers! Evil things........
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa25f01e0) out of 5 stars Uncle John to the rescue! March 28 2010
By AiXeLsyD13 - Published on
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How can you not love these books? Full of useless & surprisingly useful information... all while being an interesting read. I find myself reading these books not only in the throne room, but in the bedroom, living room, waiting rooms, and wherever else I find myself with time to read. A lot of the articles spark an interest where I'll do further reading into the subject. Informative, witty, intelligent articles abound in these books!
HASH(0xa25f0288) out of 5 stars Uncle John Has Another Good One. June 8 2015
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Uncle John has another hit. This is another of the good Uncle John Books. This is new material in the familiar format, (If you're familiar with Uncle John Readers), of short one pagers, longer and really long essays, articles or whatever you want to call them. I call them educational entertainment. I also enjoy the short items at the bottom of each page.
HASH(0xa25f0474) out of 5 stars you can feel like an updated Cliff Claven with all the useless knowledge ... Jan. 13 2015
By Brenda - Published on
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How can you go wrong with Uncle John books? You cant! Every person in this house loves these books.
Even though they have short stories for ummm, short might find your feet falling asleep since its hard to put these books down!
Bonus, you can feel like an updated Cliff Claven with all the useless knowledge you'll gain from these books!
Get one, get em all.......... they're worth it!