An Incomplete Education: 3,684 Things You Should Have Learned But Probably Didn't
When it was originally published in 1987, An Incomplete Education became a surprise bestseller. Now this instant classic has been completely updated, outfitted with a whole new arsenal of indispensable knowledge on global affairs, popular culture, economic trends, scientific principles, and modern arts. Here’s your chance to brush up on all those subjects you slept through in school, reacquaint yo...
Hardcover: 720 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books; 3rd ed. edition (April 25, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.7 x 9.6 inches
Amazon Rank: 89066
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“I love this book. It's a hilarious review of everything you should have learned but probably didn't. Real information conveyed with a knowing understanding of the deficiencies of a typical American education. My favorite part: what you need to know ...”
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