DUH! The Stupid History of the Human Race - Bob Fenster (Book Review)

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DUH! The Stupid History of the Human  Race - Bob Fenster (Book Review)

There are times when I find the demands of reading in my life can be excessive. I seem to be reading from dawn to dusk, and before and after as well. If you are an enthusiastic member of ActiveRain you will know what I mean. To have respite from from this diet of excellent writing, I read for a little while in a different direction.

 These are those times that I pick up  DUH! The Stupid History of the Human  Race for a brief reread.

I have read the book several times straight through (Mine is the 2009 Second Edition), used it as a reference, or have found sections in it that can back up arguments of political insanity. Its famous opening is "Never kiss a rattlesnake on the mouth" seems to state the bleeding obvious, but Fenster goes on to say "We seem to be a race of rattlesnake kissers". The chapter topics are many and varied. Politicans and military conquest come in for excessive examination.  Real Estate  is there only by implicaion.But you will recognize yourself and the Industry in many places. Let the author loose among the posts of ActiveRainers and he would have a field day in the content.

 I revel in the analysis of Part 3 - How to Destupify: Sixty-two unexpected things you can do to get smarter, while your neighbor stays as dumb as he always was. I am sure my readers will find themselves all somewhere there.

It's light reading, it's entertaining, it's addictive. It's a must  for your library

 

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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
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Larry, I have way too many books to read now -- but your post has intrigued me so much that I have just added this book to the top of my list.

May 22, 2011 01:35 PM #1
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Kathleen Vetrano
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Larry,  Love the recommendation.  Putting the book on my list.  Thank you.

May 22, 2011 01:38 PM #2
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Larry O'Sullivan
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Gary - Sorry to add to your burden. One of the challenges of being continually creative.

Kathleen - Thanks. Good to meet a reader. I have subscribed to keep informed of your VA happenings.

May 22, 2011 05:41 PM #3
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Sussie Sutton
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Larry I will have to check that book out... it has to be better than "Never eat anything bigger than your head". That one is only comic strips and really doesn't give me anything but a laugh.

May 23, 2011 12:32 AM #4
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Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
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I so need to read that! Adding it to my must read booklist, probably a good book for my 13 year old to read too.  Thank you tons for the recommendation!

May 23, 2011 05:59 AM #5
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Elizabeth Byrne
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Larry, I love to read but haven't read this book yet. I'm getting it tonight from the local library. The books sounds funny and educational - irresistible qualities when put together. Thank you for the recommendation!

May 23, 2011 10:21 AM #6
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