Encyclopedia Paranoiaca

Encyclopedia Paranoiaca

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Compiled by Henry Beard, Compiled by Christopher Cerf

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 383 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 28mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 19 November 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1439199566
  • ISBN 13: 9781439199565
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 497,217

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DID YOU KNOW THAT CARROTS CAUSE BLINDNESS AND BANANAS ARE RADIOACTIVE? That too many candlelight dinners can cause cancer? And not only is bottled water a veri-table petri dish of biohazards (so is tap water, by the way) but riding a bicycle might destroy your sex life? In "Encyclopedia Paranoiaca," master satirists Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf have assembled an authoritative, disturbingly comprehensive, and utterly debilitating inventory of things poised to harm, maim, or kill you--all of them based on actual research about the perils of everyday life. Thoroughly sourced and conveniently alphabetized for easy reference, this book just might save your life. (But it probably won't.)

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"As two founders of the National Lampoon, Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf are responsible for some of the sharpest satirical humor of the past forty years. Their latest opus is a tongue-through-the-cheek encyclopedia of modern neuroses -- a work that will both confirm all your fears, then dispel them with fits of laughter."