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By Artie Bennett; Michael Moran (Illustrator); Mike Moran (Illustrator)

Blue Apple Books, Hardcover, 9781609051907, 36pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2012

Rhyming couplets feature Professor Poopdeck and two young friends as he takes them on a type of poop safari. Words for poop (e.g., guano, number two, ca-ca), its forms and styles (cubes, tubular, wet and dry), and myriad of uses (souvenirs, a means of tracking and marking, housing insulation, food, fertilizer, fuel, etc.) are all conveyed with humor and a certain demand for respect. It's a book that says: Don't just flush this stuff away While it may dismay and stink, there's more to this stuff than you might think.

About the Author

Michael Moran is an author and analyst of international affairs, a digital documentarian and Managing Director, Global Risk Analysis at Control Risks, a global political risk and security consultancy. A foreign policy journalist and geostrategist for investment banks and financial consultancies, he is author of "The Reckoning: Debt, Democracy and the Future of American Power" and co-author of the 2012 book "The Fastest Billion: The Story Behind Africa's Economic Revolution." Moran served as Editor-in-Chief at the investment bank Renaissance Capital and has been a collaborator of renowned economist Nouriel Roubini as well commentator for Slate, the BBC and NBC News. He is also an adjunct professor of journalism at Bard College and was the founding editor of the Emmy award-winning "Crisis Guides "documentary series for the Council on Foreign Relations.

Moran's career has included periods at major media outlets: Senior correspondent, MSNBC.com (2003-05); senior producer, International News and Special Reports, MSNBC.com (1996-2003); U.S. affairs analyst, BBC World Service (1993-96); senior editor, Radio Free Europe (1990-93), former reporter for Associated Press, "St. Petersburg Times, Sarasota Herald-Tribune"(1985-88).

Moran also served as Hearst New Media Fellow at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and was a longtime board member of the Overseas Press Club, as well as a judge of its annual awards. His work has appeared in the "New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Economist, The Spectator" (UK), "The Guardian, The New Leader, " and has spoken on National Public Radio and in many other outlets. He has lectured at dozens of universities and think tanks around the world.

From 2005 to June 2009, he served as executive editor of CFR.org, the website of the Council on Foreign Relations. Moran is also a foreign affairs columnist for Globalpost.com, and a member of the communications advisory board of Human Rights Watch. From 2009 to May 2011, he served as vice president, executive editor and senior geostrategy analyst at Roubini Global Economics, the macro/strategy consultancy founded by economist Nouriel Roubini.

DOB: 07/05/1957

Praise For Poopendous!

Praise for Artie Bennett's The Butt Book:

"a good-natured hymn of praise to rear ends" [with] plenty of laughs..."
--Horn Book