How Not to Read (Paperback)

Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life

By Dan Wilbur

Perigee Books, 9780399537615, 184pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2012

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The Last Stupid Book You ll Ever Need to Read
Don t want to slog through lengthy old books like "A Tale of Two Cities" or "The Giving Tree"? Sick of being judged by your avid-reader friends who talk about books you ve never heard of? Want to sound smarter without the strain of actually bettering yourself? Never fear. In How Not to Read, you ll find techniques to fake your way through literature so you never have to read another book ever
Inside, you ll find:
Tips for getting through anything you have to read by reading faster: Just read every third word. (One Hundred Years of Solitude becomes Many as the Colonel was, that when him ice. Wow It's like a Gertrude Stein poem only more comprehensible )
Entire genres summed up in a single page Historical fiction becomes Guess who else had sex: Hitler
Literary insults to make yourself seem smarter The only thing sadder than you is a Joycean epiphany You re as weak as a passive sentence written in negative form. And probably not considered by anyone to be worth more than an adverb.
It's time to stop fearing those people who keep bringing up Ayn Rand. "How Not to Read" is here to liberate the world from ever needing to read a book again.

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