The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

A Definitive Encyclopedia of Existing Information in 27 Excruciating Volumes

Book - 2012
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A satirical take on an encyclopedia by the staff of "The Onion," with humorous, alphabetically-arranged entries about a variety of topics.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316133265
0316133264
Branch Call Number: 817 ONI 2012
Characteristics: xii, 244 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm

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h2co3 Sep 02, 2015

Disappointing. A trace of the old wonderful Onion bite, but you will be skipping over entries by page three. Best definitions are about on the level of Ambrose Bierce's worst.

ChristianNull Aug 02, 2013

It's a encyclopedia that makes fun of everything. EVERYTHING.

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tedrich2921
Jul 13, 2013

If you liked reading Mad Magazine as a kid, you'll probably have the right sense of humor for the Onion Book of Known Knowledge. Although some of the humor falls flat, most of it is whacky and fun. Some of it is brilliant. I'm not sure how many people would read this from beginning to end like I did, but some of the entries are pure gold. I give it a B plus.

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