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What Makes Flamingos Pink?

by Bill McLain HarperCollins (October 12, 2010)

Do spiders sleep? Why are barns red? Why is there a crescent moon on outhouse doors? Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes?

As the Xerox Corporation's official webmaster, Bill McLain...


Spider, Spin Me A Web

by Lawrence Block HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The craft of writing is a lot like spinning a web: You take threads and weave them skillfully together, and only you know where this intricate network of twists and turns begin and how it will end. Now, with...


The Sound on the Page

by Ben Yagoda HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In writing, style matters. Our favorite writers often entertain, move, and inspire us less by what they say than by how they say it. In The Sound on the Page, acclaimed author, teacher, and critic Ben Yagoda...


The Rare and the Beautiful

by Cressida Connolly HarperCollins (May 26, 2009)

Like the better-known Mitfords, the Garman sisters took center stage in Bohemian London during the first half of the twentieth century. Beautiful, flamboyant, and headstrong, they broke away from middle-class...


The Official Book Club Guide: The Binding

by Kathryn Cope HarperCollins (January 10, 2019)

An essential tool for all reading groups – a detailed guide to exciting debut novel, The Binding!

A comprehensive guide to Bridget Collins’ The Binding, this discussion aid includes a wealth of information...


How Do They Do That?

by Caroline Sutton HarperCollins (August 31, 2010)

HOW DO

THEY

DO THAT?

  • How do they make mirrors?
  • How do sword swallowers swallow swords?
  • How does a Polaroid picture develop in broad daylight?
  • How do camels go without water?
  • How do they splice genes?
  • How do they create...


Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed

by Mike Ripley & Lee Child HarperCollins (May 18, 2017)

WINNER OF THE HRF KEATING AWARD FOR BEST NON-FICTION CRIME BOOK 2018

An entertaining history of British thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed, in which award-winning crime writer Mike Ripley reveals...


Write for Your Life

by Lawrence Block HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

Based on Lawrence Block's extremely popular seminar for writers. Discover Block's tips for overcoming writer's block and unleashing your creativity.


Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth

by Ric Edelman HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

How did a secretary, a firefighter, a retired naval officer, a housewife, a construction worker, a schoolteacher, and a pharmacist become wealthy? Bestselling author Ric Edelman has studied the wealth-making...


The Pocket Book of Death

by Morgan Reilly, Tempest, Rob Denbleyker & Dave McElfatrick et al. HarperCollins (February 19, 2015)

A laugh-out-loud miscellany of everything you ever wanted to know about death. From bizarre funeral practices and macabre urban myths to lucrative jobs in the death business. Accompanied by cartoons from the...


The Utterly, Completely, and Totally Useless Science Fact-o-pedia: A Startling Collection of Scientific Trivia You’ll Never Need to Know

by Wendy Leonard, PhD MPH, Steve Kanaras & Matt C. Ryan HarperCollins (January 31, 2013)

Calling all trivia buffs! Loaded with over 200 entries and almost 2,000 bits of trivia, this book will arm you with hundreds of useless scientific tidbits – perfect for curious minds.

Organized from A (“Amino...


Grossopedia: A Startling Collection of Repulsive Trivia You Won’t Want to Know!

by Rachel Federman HarperCollins (January 31, 2013)

GRUESOME, DISGUSTING, AND ABSOLUTELY VILE!

Loaded with hundreds of disgusting, repulsive, gruesome, and loathsome facts, this is by far the foulest collection of trivia around.

Try not to gag as your read about...