Free Read [Suspense Book] í The Book of Lists: The Original Compendium of Curious Information - by David Wallechinsky Amy Wallace ✓

By David Wallechinsky Amy Wallace | Comments: ( 862 ) | Date: ( Oct 23, 2019 )

The first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, of intriguing information and must talk about trivia has spawned many imitators This edition brings together some entertaining and informative of these It contains lists written specially for each country, and aims to have something for everyone.


  • Title: The Book of Lists: The Original Compendium of Curious Information
  • Author: David Wallechinsky Amy Wallace
  • ISBN: 9781841956619
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

David Wallechinsky Amy Wallace

David Wallechinsky is an American populist historian and television commentator, the president of the International Society of Olympic Historians ISOH and the founder and editor in chief of AllGov.



Comments The Book of Lists: The Original Compendium of Curious Information

  • Manny

    Lists. Dontcha love 'em? You've got an item, then another item, and then some more items! All the items are similar, but at the same time, hey, they're different. And they come in an order, which may or may not mean something. Wow.I'm afraid I'm already running out of ideas for explaining why lists are so damn fascinating. Instead, in the spirit of this book, I thought I'd compile a list myself. So here'sA LIST OF ALL MY DIALOGUE/CONVERSATION REVIEWSAlice talks to the Mad Hatter and the March Ha [...]


  • Jeff

    The ultimate bathroom book.


  • Harris

    This book has a special place in my heart. If I recall, I discovered it in 5th or 6th grade and quickly acquired all of the series that I could. Even then, in the ‘90s, the book was hopelessly out of date and a few of the lists had to be taken with a grain of salt but, as I did not yet have access to the internet, this was one of the finest sources of random trivia and bizarre facts available to me. I loved every page of it (with the exception, I suppose, of the chapter devoted to sports) and [...]


  • Melanie

    I love this book!totally pointless, sucks you in compeltlythere were list i didnt even know that i wanted to know aboutbut I didawesome book!


  • Azeem

    Very Interesting read though I did not have to verify many of the facts at the time I first read it. Now, I realize that many of the facts presented herein are eminently challenge-able. I own Book of Lists 2 and Book of Lists 3 too. Lots of categories, lots of topics, lots of diversion. I will not recommend it as a reference book but it is very readable (that's why it gets four stars). The Wallace family obviously put a lot of effort in compiling this book and many of the lists are actually quit [...]


  • Simon

    This was great! Better than I thought it would be. Whoever added this book to got the page numbers wrong. There is way more than the posted amount. I was at one point 124% done the book and I still had two chapters left. :PThis book is just plainly, very interesting and it is amazing what you can learn from a book like this. Entertaining and informative. I just wonder where they get the idea to create a book like this.


  • Jason Yarborough

    My parents had nearly the whole series. I probably read these books ten times each when I was eight years old. It's the foundation of all my trivia knowledge


  • Astraia

    Something for everyone in here. If you like trivia- you will love this. Sex, drugs and more.


  • Hank Stuever

    I went completely batshit bonkers for this book the summer between 5th and 6th grade. You can keep your Guinness Book of World Records. I would spend hours poring over this.


  • Lincoln Wert

    Perfect bathroom reads. Quick, short, and fun.


  • Nandakishore Varma

    My first introduction to lists. I thoroughly enjoyed it - been a list fan ever since.


  • Andre The

    Worried by the potential attractiveness of the relentless list of Wallaces and Wallechinskys in the authorship, I glued this book to the top of my toilet cistern to prevent it from being stolen. I wish I hadn't. The place became a crossroads for humanity and I was barely able to get a fart in edgeways until I pried it loose and banished it to the Oxfam shop.The rest, of course, is history. It was picked up by an off-duty blogger who suddenly saw the road to the unimaginable riches that could flo [...]


  • Amanda Ure

    This and its three successors are supreme examples of books that simply could not exist today because of the internet. They're fascinating, but they also replicate almost perfectly the kind of content which people browse on list sites and videos online nowadays. They serve as a kind of nostalgic fossil of what used to be.


  • Matthew Thompson

    It was written in the 70s so its a little outdated. Some of the lists are very boring, but there is some interesting facts and stories.


  • Telans

    Забавная книженция, компиляция всевозможных (бесполезных) фактов обо всем на свете (с упором на американскую культуру, разумеется).Если вам почему-то не хочется читать цельную книгу, можно, в перерывах, окунуться в различные небольшие статейки The Book of Lists (благо, написана она [...]


  • Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum

    The Book of Lists - The Original Compendium of Curious Information by David Wallechinsky and Amy Wallace is a clever non-fiction collection of trivia and interesting stories and information broken down into the following chapters:PeopleMoviesThe ArtsFood and HealthAnimailsWork and MoneySex, Love and MarriageCrimeWar, Politics and World AffairsTravelLiteratureWordsSportsDeathMiscellaneousThe book gets its title because all information contained within each chapter is presented in list form. For e [...]


  • Jeff

    I remember seeing this one around the house in the late '70's and it being one of my earliest intrigues. When I was still a preteen, I had picked it up, certain I'd never read the entire thing, only the sections and lists which interested me. My initial reactions are more than likely ones of being curious and content. This as a result of trying to sound out the: "Thirteen Longest Words In The English Language", or the chapter on "The Sporting Life".Looking through this book at the present, is br [...]


  • Pvw

    Just some lists in all kinds of categories. "The ten most stupid thieves", "People who died in weird accidents" and stuff like that. I think it is great toilet literature. And by that I don't imply anything negative; it's the kind of book that you can open on a random page, read some amusing facts and then leave the rest for another visit.But this book is not perfect. First of all, lists are not an exact science but more often personal opinions. Therefore, it is a lot more fun making lists yours [...]


  • Valerie

    As a reference book, this is almost completely useless. Why? Because it's poorly indexed. Thus, for example, if you're trying to find the names of the Seven Dwarves (and that is the correct plural, by the way), you can't find them without just reading or skimming through until you strike it lucky. Or at least, reading the table of contents thoroughly, which isn't a substitute for an index.If I were trying to use the book as a reference source, I would most likely have to assemble an index. So wh [...]


  • Rich Meyer

    The original paperback version of this book is a fun read, with a lot of strange little tidbits of information. The updated e-book version is okay, but it seems that a lot of the old information has been edited out for the sake of adding more up-to-date and topical references. The formatting on the e-book version is also quite horrid, as the font size and style changes with annoying randomness as you flip through the book.Still, it's a good read for any fan of useless trivia and minutia.


  • David Ward

    The People's Almanac Presents the Book of Lists  by Amy Wallace (William Morrow and Co. 1977)(031.02). Now THIS is a trivia book! Before every website had scads of "top ten lists" of every subject under the sun, there was The Book of Lists. I read this thing cover to cover. I couldn't get enough! It's amazing what the author assembled here! I highly recommend this for fans of "Jeopardy"! My rating: 8/10, finished 1977.


  • John

    I love me some Book of Lists. This is in some ways the ultimate bathroom reader in that you can flip to a random page of the book, read about some esoteric facts in list form, and be finished with it at about the time that you finish, um, your particular business. It's a great book for any 3 to 5 minute period of off-time that you might have in the middle of the day, really. You should buy several of them, one for each place you stay at for any extended period of time.


  • JoeNoir

    I love this book. Come with us back to those thrilling days of yesteryear before there was an internet. This book collected lists compiled by all kinds of people on all kinds of subjects. The project led by David Wallechinsky, his father author Irving Wallace, and sister Amy Wallace. Very entertaining, very funny, and fascinating. This book sent me looking for other books, on many subjects, because my curiosity had been piqued.


  • Elyssa

    If you grew up in the 1970s, your parents probably had this book on the coffee table and if you were like me, you read it many, many times. Back then, the lists were an innovative writing format and the subject matter the authors chose was quite fascinating. I hope to recover this entertaining gem somewhere--maybe it's still on my father's bookshelf.


  • Melissa

    Yes, I'm a certifiable geek. I love reading this junk, though, and it's part of the reason why I rock at trivia. I also gleaned some great ideas for some writing projectsjust have to do some more research and develop some characters around random historical events. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction!


  • Rowan MacBean

    Exactly what it says on the tin. I'm an absolute list hound, so I rather enjoyed this book. Sure, there were some lists that I didn't care about and wound up skipping over, and a few that started out good but started to bore me with too many similar stories. But overall I liked it, and I learned a few fun things along the way, too. That's always a plus.


  • Noora

    Hauska lueskelukirja, jossa tosin on hieman epätarkkuuksia varsinkin vuosilukujen osalta, mutta muuten ok. Kirjasta oppi paljon uutta "hyödyllistä" tietoa ja paljon epäolennaisiakin asioita. Ihan hauska kirja.


  • Xanthi

    Read this one during my breaks at work. Jam packed full of stuff, with some pretty quirky lists and topics. Some of it was a little dull, but I would say that the majority of this book was interesting and often amusing.


  • Sara

    I loved this book SO MUCH as a teenager! I can't remember a single fact in it (although that may not be entirely true - perhaps a lot of the useless trivia knowledge I now have may be the result of reading this book!) but I know I loved it and would have given it 5 stars back in the day.


  • Amy

    One of my favorite reference books! I own all the subsequent list books as well. I have found out years later that some of the information was not exactly based on facts, but still a lot of fun to read anyway.


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