Ask The Past: Pertinent And Impertinent Advice From Yesteryear

Hardcover | May 5, 2015

byElizabeth P. Archibald

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Want to know how to garden with lobsters? How to sober up? Grow a beard? Or simply how to make a perfect omelet? Look no further. Rather, look backward.

Based on the popular blog,Ask the Pastis full of the wisdom of the ages--as well as the fad diets, zany pickup lines, and bacon Band-Aids of the ages. Drawn from centuries of antique texts by historian and bibliophile Elizabeth P. Archibald,Ask the Pastoffers a delightful array of advice both wise and weird.

Whether it's eighteenth-century bedbug advice (sprinkle bed with gunpowder and let smolder), budget fashion tips of the Middle Ages (save on the clothes, splurge on the purse) or a sixteenth-century primer on seduction (hint: do no pass gas),Ask the Pastis a wildly entertaining guide to life from the people who lived it first.

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Want to know how to garden with lobsters? How to sober up? Grow a beard? Or simply how to make a perfect omelet? Look no further. Rather, look backward.Based on the popular blog,Ask the Pastis full of the wisdom of the ages--as well as the fad diets, zany pickup lines, and bacon Band-Aids of the ages. Drawn from centuries of antique te...

Yale-educated historianElizabeth P. Archibaldis an instructor at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins. Her research focuses on the history of education from antiquity to the Renaissance, as well as the history of books. She launched the blogAsk the Pastin 2013.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 7.75 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:May 5, 2015Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316298891

ISBN - 13:9780316298896

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"Comical and illuminating."-Johns Hopkins Magazine