The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

A Definitive Encyclopaedia of Existing Information : in 27 Excruciating Volumes

Book - 2012
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Grand Central Pub
Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion's compendium of all things known.

Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is packed with valuable information-such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one's self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or "pail." With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of facts, illustrations, and informational tidbits from the satirical news organization includes data on the life stages of an aunt, places to commit suicide in Utica, New York, and the dimensions of a female bucket.

Hachette Book Group
Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion's compendium of all things known.

Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is packed with valuable information-such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one's self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or "pail." With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.

Baker
& Taylor

This collection of facts, illustrations, and informational tidbits from the satirical news organization includes data on the life stages of an Aunt; places to commit suicide in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket.
An encyclopedia of all worldly facts in existence, and the last book one need ever purchase. Well, no... really, it's an encyclopedic collection of satirical commentary on world events, human behavior, and journalistic convention, full of the Onion's typical surreal wit.

Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown & Co., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xii, 244 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9780316133265
0316133264
Branch Call Number: 817 Oni
Additional Contributors: Randazzo, Joe 1978-

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h2co3 Sep 02, 2015

Disappointing. A trace of the old wonderful Onion bite, but you will be skipping over entries by page three. Best definitions are about on the level of Ambrose Bierce's worst.

ChristianNull Aug 02, 2013

It's a encyclopedia that makes fun of everything. EVERYTHING.

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tedrich2921
Jul 13, 2013

If you liked reading Mad Magazine as a kid, you'll probably have the right sense of humor for the Onion Book of Known Knowledge. Although some of the humor falls flat, most of it is whacky and fun. Some of it is brilliant. I'm not sure how many people would read this from beginning to end like I did, but some of the entries are pure gold. I give it a B plus.

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