Give me a little break, Jose! and Thad! I have been busy all week. It was my birthday week and, let me tell you, it was WILD! and CRAZY! I'll post about it later, but right now I will say that last night I went to Barnes and Noble because I got a gift card and I wanted to make use of it. Here are two titles that I came across in the World History section whilst seeking a book on Turkish history (which I did not find):
The Not So Little Book of Dung
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
Yes, these are real titles. And, I might add, there were multiple copies of each. I'm not just talking about two, either. I mean there were like a dozen each. Oh, and while I was browsing in the European History section, I came across The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation, which doesn't have a weird title or subject, the only point of interest being that it was written by the same guy who wrote Cod and there was a line on the back cover proclaiming, "Like his celebrated Cod..."
I guess that a biography of the fish that changed the world must be a real gem. I mean, it was celebrated.
It sounds pretty boring to me, but if you like that, check out Salt: A World History, same author.
That dung book had better be good too, but I don't know how it could top the History of Farts.