THE BOOK OF LISTS DAVID WALLECHINSKY
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A new edition of the classic bestseller from the original authors, with additional material specifically prepared for Canadian readers by long-time This. The People's Almanac Presents the Book of Lists by David Wallechinsky The Literature Lover's Book of Lists by Judie L.H. Strouf The People's Almanac. The first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, of intriguing information and must-talk-about trivia has spawned many imitators - but.
What if we did a whole book of lists?
So we did it, and we thought, why just do one through 10, when you can tell a little story behind it. I think that's what really made it a success.
CNN: Many websites use lists for clickbait, not for shedding any light on the subject at hand.
Does this bother you? Wallechinsky: Oh, sure. One thing I don't like is where there's a list or a gallery and you have to click for No.
They're just trying to get you to have more page views and sell more ads. I don't want to have to do that.
I just want to see the list on one page. Wallechinsky: I was looking at the budget of the United States and I was overwhelmed by how much I didn't know as someone who follows politics. I asked Parade magazine, where Wallechinsky was a contributing editor if I could do this article on where our tax dollars go.
They said go ahead.
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I also did a sidebar on ridiculous projects about to be funded. The one I picked out to visit was the Bridge to Nowhere, which wasn't so well known at the time, and it became the cover story. But when all the publicity about this died down, it was the other article I couldn't get out of my mind. So I made this list of more than agencies in the U.
The Original Compendium of Curious Information
The site's been live since CNN: The Internet is supposed to be the great leveler, now that there's all this information out there. But are you concerned we get caught up in bread and circuses? The Bridge to Nowhere got a lot of attention partly because it had a catchy name.
Wallechinsky: Yes, certainly that's the case. All I can do with AllGov is put it out there. If people are interested in the Bureau of Indian Affairs or the Grain Inspection Bureau, then they will find this, and they will find the only independent view on the Internet of it.
CNN: Do you think the Internet has made us more tribal? Wallechinsky: You started to see that with the introduction of cable television.
It used to be that everybody watched the same news channels and that was it. The minute cable came in, you got that breakup of what people were watching. The Internet is just an extension of that. But what makes the Internet so great is that it's interactive. You can see opposing sources -- if you know how to use it. Oct 31, Pages.
The People's Almanac Presents the Book of Lists
Nov 13, Pages. A new edition of the classic bestseller from the original authors, with additional material specifically prepared for Canadian readers by long-time This Morning CBC producer, Ira Basen, and Jane Farrow, the author of Wanted Words.
In , a publishing sensation was born. The Book of Lists , the first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, was published. Filled with intriguing information and must-talk-about trivia it has spawned many imitators — but none as addictive or successful.
For nearly three decades since, the editors have been researching curious facts, unusual statistics and the incredible stories behind them. Now the most entertaining and informative of these have been brought together in a long-awaited, thoroughly up-to-date new edition that is also the first Canadian edition. Ira Basen and Jane Farrow have augmented the existing lists with fascinating homegrown material, and compiled lists specifically of relevance to Canadian readers.
With contributions from a variety of celebrities and experts including Margaret Atwood, Mike Myers, Michael Ondaatje, Dave Eggers, Phillip Pullman and Charlotte Gray, this anthology has something for everyone — and more than you ever suspected you wanted to know. A list of lists from The Book of Lists: History with the Boring… More about David Wallechinsky.
Ira Basen is a Toronto writer, teacher and broadcaster. Jane Farrow is a writer, former CBC broadcaster and advocate for livable cities. Join Reader Rewards and earn your way to a free book!
The Book of Lists: The Original Compendium of Curious Information
Join Reader Rewards and earn points when you purchase this book from your favorite retailer. Read An Excerpt.Therefore, it is a lot more fun making lists yourself, than reading other people's thoughts.
Wallechinsky: I haven't looked in the last year or two, but at one point on Wikipedia it actually mentioned that either "The People's Almanac" or "The Book of Lists" was the progenitor of the Internet. You can keep your Guinness Book of World Records.
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