"Not only does Joel Achenbach ask some great questions, but he actually answers them--and with a rigor that puts him somewhere between Socrates and Miss Manners. Plus he's funnier than either of them.:
Judy Jones and William Wilson
Authors of AN INCOMPLETE EDUCATION
From the dawn of time to yesterday's headlines, from baseball to the atom bomb,fromant farms to Peperidge Farm, syndicated columnist Joel Achenbach answers the perennial question, WHY?
Why do foreign languages sound so fast?
Why do fools fall in love?
Why don't people talk in elevators?
And much more.
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If it's got a foreword by Dave Barry, you know it's ok.
And this one does. WHY THINGS ARE is the first collection of the nationally syndicated "Why Things Are: columns, It's politically savvy. It's wisecracky but accurate. Achenbach can even explain the deficit and make you laugh at the same time you're crying.
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Book Description Ballantine Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0345362241
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110345362241
Book Description Ballantine Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0345362241 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1108195