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Calling all bathroom readers! At last...Here it is...The book you've been waiting for! No more frantic searches at the last minute for that perfect magazine article. No agonizing choices between light reading and the serious stuff. This little volume has it all: Entertainment, humor, education, trivia, science, history, pop culture...and more! And it's even divided by lengt Calling all bathroom readers! At last...Here it is...The book you've been waiting for! No more frantic searches at the last minute for that perfect magazine article. No agonizing choices between light reading and the serious stuff. This little volume has it all: Entertainment, humor, education, trivia, science, history, pop culture...and more! And it's even divided by length--you can spend a minute with the Quickies, relax with Normal-length articles, or really get comfortable with Long Items. With Uncle John's Bathroom reader strategically placed in your home, you'll settle in happily and read about: The Origin of Common Words and Phrases The Story behind "Louie, Louie" Deadly curses and Strange Deaths Politics in The Wizard of Oz The origin of Silly Putty Elvis's Visit to the FBI The Fabulous 60's And a host of great bathroom topics!


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Calling all bathroom readers! At last...Here it is...The book you've been waiting for! No more frantic searches at the last minute for that perfect magazine article. No agonizing choices between light reading and the serious stuff. This little volume has it all: Entertainment, humor, education, trivia, science, history, pop culture...and more! And it's even divided by lengt Calling all bathroom readers! At last...Here it is...The book you've been waiting for! No more frantic searches at the last minute for that perfect magazine article. No agonizing choices between light reading and the serious stuff. This little volume has it all: Entertainment, humor, education, trivia, science, history, pop culture...and more! And it's even divided by length--you can spend a minute with the Quickies, relax with Normal-length articles, or really get comfortable with Long Items. With Uncle John's Bathroom reader strategically placed in your home, you'll settle in happily and read about: The Origin of Common Words and Phrases The Story behind "Louie, Louie" Deadly curses and Strange Deaths Politics in The Wizard of Oz The origin of Silly Putty Elvis's Visit to the FBI The Fabulous 60's And a host of great bathroom topics!

30 review for Uncle John's Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader #1)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Michael Noll

    I really enjoyed this book. At first I didn't know what to MAKE of it. I wasn't sure it was going to make a big splash for me. It was a little nutty. But after reading it I felt great. It nearly brought a tear to my brown eye. But I just wiped it away.

  2. 5 out of 5

    HeavyReader

    This is the book that started my love for the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series. My first nice boyfriend, Mike Schneider, turned me on to this series, which was a big hit with his family. They actually read it in the bathroom. I love these books because they are full of good stories, told well, but kept short. I like the factoids at the bottom of every page. I like that the stories are often humorous and always entertaining. I like that I can wrap my brain around the information even when I'm ti This is the book that started my love for the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series. My first nice boyfriend, Mike Schneider, turned me on to this series, which was a big hit with his family. They actually read it in the bathroom. I love these books because they are full of good stories, told well, but kept short. I like the factoids at the bottom of every page. I like that the stories are often humorous and always entertaining. I like that I can wrap my brain around the information even when I'm tired. I would be glad to read every single book in this series. UPDATE: I first heard of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series from a beloved boyfriend. I read several in the series and enjoyed every one. I found the very first volume in a thrift store for ten cents. Score! I thought I’d read this one already, but when I started in on it, none of the information seemed familiar. Did I miss this one, or did I simply forget everything in it over the ensuing 20+ years? Either way, I did enjoy reading it in a couple of days. What I like about the series is that although most pieces are short, they are well-written and informative. I don’t read in the bathroom, but I tore through this book at work between customers.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kino

    When I was reading a portion of my book I came across this part where it was saying the history of Easter and how it got to what it was now and I thought,”I never that Christianity had so much variations in history. So what I think the reading strategy that I used was activating schema because I was resorted to using the knowledge I have on Easter that I learned. I learned it’s called easter because it was the day of God’s resurrection and they chose the bunny because the bunny was a symbol of N When I was reading a portion of my book I came across this part where it was saying the history of Easter and how it got to what it was now and I thought,”I never that Christianity had so much variations in history. So what I think the reading strategy that I used was activating schema because I was resorted to using the knowledge I have on Easter that I learned. I learned it’s called easter because it was the day of God’s resurrection and they chose the bunny because the bunny was a symbol of New life for what I was taught. I thought this thought helped me understand the book a little more because I already knew a little about the subject but with the book it made and helped me understand topic even more.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mark Oppenlander

    Things I learned from this book: - The song "Mony Mony" takes it title from the Mutual of New York insurance company. - Custer was not the hero that legend makes him out to be - he was in fact a Lieutenant Colonel who finished last in his class at West Point. His stupidity led him to make many tactical errors, the last of which created his infamous "last stand." - "The Wizard od Oz" was most likely written as a political parable in support of 1890's populism. - Cary Grant was into LSD. There's a lot Things I learned from this book: - The song "Mony Mony" takes it title from the Mutual of New York insurance company. - Custer was not the hero that legend makes him out to be - he was in fact a Lieutenant Colonel who finished last in his class at West Point. His stupidity led him to make many tactical errors, the last of which created his infamous "last stand." - "The Wizard od Oz" was most likely written as a political parable in support of 1890's populism. - Cary Grant was into LSD. There's a lot more stuff like that in this book. It is an absolute treasure-trove of worthless information.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Phair

    OK- now I'm hooked on these trivia-fests from Uncle John. It is amazing how many tidbits that are contained in these audios pop up in my daily life conversations or in TV shows. "Cultural" literacy at its best. Also excellent training for a recently started Trivial Pursuit game day that members of my Friends of the Library have begun. Well presented by various readers with interesting music & sound effects to keep things from being 'just the facts, m'am'.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Emily Kay Allender

    OK, what's not to love about Uncle John's Bathroom Reader? It's a mecca of useless information, and the perfect way to pass the time in the bathroom. Warning: it may make your bathroom breaks a little longer than usual.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mia Morrison

    Cleverly put together, fun, random facts, literary excerpts and historical accounts that are brief and well put together. Despite myself this made me smile off and one, though I found some facts that were not, in fact, correct, it still made for some interesting reading.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Eleanor

    Ii think it was good but you know just kinda strange! I love the jokes in them I use them all the time! I only thing i say you should do is to have it like real book, just all one! Other wise it was great!

  9. 4 out of 5

    JR

    The first of this series I picked up and most likely one of the best so far. Most are the same in style and quality but for the most part this one was a lot of fun. It's short stories for a reason!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Froggarita

    Great book in the series!! Loved it!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Christian Meier

    About as good as you can expect from a factoid book that predates the internet. Which is to say: not very good, unfortunately.

  12. 5 out of 5

    John

    Rated: B+

  13. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn Bunkley

    Pure fun! If you don't like one article, turn the page.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lori

    love these!! i have almost every one of them

  15. 5 out of 5

    Amy P.

    Who would have known that so many facts could be learned while taking care of business?

  16. 5 out of 5

    Marilyn Thompson

    Lots of fun facts. Enjoyable readers.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Abe

    I absolutely love every single one of these books. What is better than a book filled with pointless trivia?

  18. 5 out of 5

    Danette

    This is always an easy time filler.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Outmind

    4/5 After reading les miserables i needed a quick, easy and fun fix. This delivered.

  20. 4 out of 5

    David Fraser

    I loved this book! This one started them all.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    I've read all 25! Love them!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Davy J

    What to know strange facts? I mean hundreds of them? While then you have read the right review. Want to know stray curses, or strange rules of the world? Fall no further. Loads to read! If you want action, it's in there! You want a drama story? You can have it! It's one of the best tabletop books you can get, for all genre readers! This's book makes you want to learn more about life, and can even help you in the future! Like I really did not know that it was bad luck to wear a black dress to a we What to know strange facts? I mean hundreds of them? While then you have read the right review. Want to know stray curses, or strange rules of the world? Fall no further. Loads to read! If you want action, it's in there! You want a drama story? You can have it! It's one of the best tabletop books you can get, for all genre readers! This's book makes you want to learn more about life, and can even help you in the future! Like I really did not know that it was bad luck to wear a black dress to a wedding. I liked all of the facts it gave me, and all of the weird things life has given us, like the American flag was made by a kid in 3rd grade for a project and it got a b-. Funny, right? I think it's like a world record book, but there are not a lot of records. With Uncle John's Bathroom reader strategically placed in your home, you'll settle in happily and read about: The Origin of Common Words and Phrases The Story behind "Louie, Louie" Deadly curses and Strange Deaths Politics in The Wizard of Oz The origin of Silly Putty Elvis's Visit to the FBI The Fabulous 60's And a host of great bathroom topics!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Bob Cantrell

    The first one of the series and it was great fun. The only problem I had was it was short, but it was the first one. The logic problems and trivia quizzes were a delight to do. So get out there and start reading the trivia lovers' best reader.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    A little outdated for me, but I enjoyed most of it.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Marylu Sanok

    This was a gift to my husband from his godchild so I read it as well. Cute if you need short jokes while sitting

  26. 5 out of 5

    Arwen

    Part of my quest to read some flip-trough books cover to cover. This book is full of interesting anecdotes, quotes and stories. It's good for a 5 min sit down, but not for an extended reading.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Devin Grady

    Such a good read. Everyone needs to read this. It is truly life changing. 5/7 stars hands down.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    This isn't a novel but more a collection of facts/very short tales that is entertaining when you need a distraction or want to just quickly flip through a book.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kyle

  30. 4 out of 5

    Laura Kirbyson

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