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Paperback Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader Book

ISBN: 1607100363

ISBN13: 9781607100362

Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader

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Strategically placed near the best seat in your home, Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader is jam-packed with great bathroom reading. It's the gift that keeps on giving...and giving...and giving.... The BRI's 22nd all-new edition-- Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader-- is like reading several books all rolled into one: a history book, a weird news anthology, a science text, a dictionary, a how-to manual, a sports magazine,...

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Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader

If you ever had read any of Uncle John's books and like them, then you will like this one as well. For those who have NEVER EVER READ any of UNCLE JOHN'S BATHROOM READERS, they are a bunch of SHORT STORIES AND TONS OF INFO. THEY ARE REALLY NICE, TO TAKE WHEN YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR A APPOINTMENT,OR JUST TO KILL TIME. THERE ARE ALL DIFFERENT SUBJECTS COVER.

Perfect leisure reading!

These new Bathroom Readers trivia collections are outstanding picks for either bathroom reading or quick and fun browsing, and are picks for any library catering to trivia fans as well. The new 22nd edition of UNCLE JOHN'S ENDLESSLY ENGROSSING BATHROOM READER and the UNSINKABLE BATHROOM READER provide fine collections. ENGROSSING offers quick fun articles ranging from England's secret UFO files and Titanic facts to the Lost Cloud People of Peru, while UNSINKABLE offers more amazing facts, from seven underwater places to see before you die high-tech underwear or medical miracles. Perfect leisure reading!

Uncle John comes through again!

Uncle John has once again figured out there is more trivial stuff we need to know about. How these guys keep coming up with great material year after year is beyond me...but I'm just glad they did. If you have read UJ before, you won't be disappointed. If you haven't, and you love trivia and the stories behind the stories, you owe it to yourself to get this book!

Favorite Christmas Gift

My 3 sons look forward to these books as gifts for Christmas. They read them from cover to cover. They actually request them every year.

A Return to Form

#22 of the Uncle John canon is a welcome return to form following the slightly below average (average for Uncle John that is, which is still good) Unsinkable #21 from last year (2008). With #21 it seemed as through Uncle John was beginning to stretch himself a little thin, what with the dozens of special focus books (Sports, Movies, Armed Forces, etc.) released in a short period of time. Or maybe he was succumbing to the pressure from the competing "Armchair Reader" series, which has been gaining ground. What ever the cause, it appears that Uncle John was able to get over it, because this volume is consistently fascinating and contains plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, wow-I-never-knew-that moments, and I-can't-believe-it moments. These include the account of how Hitler's personal doctor poisoned him while trying to cure his flatulence problem, the development of digital photography, a surprisingly plausible explanation for the sighting of ghostly apparitions in drafty old mansions,the story of the man who invented party balloons, and my personal favorite part of each volume, unintentionally hilarious real newspaper headlines (One-Armed Man Applauds Kindness of Strangers). For the uninitiated, Uncle John's Bathroom Readers illustrate the concept that "truth is stranger than fiction" better than any other trivia/factoid/lists/urban legend/random topic book or series out there. The "Bathroom Reader" part of the title does not mean that the content is predominantly toiletry in nature - it's more of a platform from which Uncle John inserts puns into the material. Each volume contains all new information culled from the international news-wire and from eager contributors around the world, and of course this one is no different - there are plenty of bizarre news items from 2009, some of which must have come in the last minutes before printing. This series is an excellent resource for anyone who does any kind of public speaking; content from here could easily transform any dull presentation into, well, let's not get too overzealous, a presentation that people will find at least moderately interesting. Personally I have been a fan for 15 years now, and I own 26 volumes including all 22 of the original series and the 4 best special focus books; all of them are worth having around. If you were able to invite Uncle John over on the weekend, he'd be the life of the party and leave with all your friends. So it's best to have him in book form sitting before the porcelain throne, to be fascinated by his wealth of useless knowledge on your own time. A Brief Buyer's Guide for Uncle John Whether you're just starting an Uncle John collection or are looking to complete one already begun... Uncle John's 4-ply Bathroom Reader contains full versions of the first 4 books of the series in one handy volume. Uncle John's Legendary Lost bathroom Reader contains books 5-7 in one volume. Between these two cheap volumes you have the first
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