Non-Essential Mnemonics: An Unnecessary Journey into Senseless Knowledge by Kent WoodyardNon-Essential Mnemonics: An Unnecessary Journey into Senseless Knowledge by Kent Woodyard

Non-Essential Mnemonics: An Unnecessary Journey into Senseless Knowledge

byKent WoodyardIllustratorMark Downey

Hardcover | September 19, 2014

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McSweeney's columnist Kent Woodyard brings new life to the mnemonic memory devices of a bygone era, from creative reinterpretations of classic mnemonics to original creations of dubious usage. Paired with whimsical illustrations, this book is the perfect gift for the word wizards of the world, as well as collectors of useless pop-culture trivia.Kent Woodyard has been a columnist for McSweeney's Internet Tendency since 2009. He has also written forRelevant Magazine,The Big Jewel, andYankee Pot Roast. Originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kent now lives in Southern California. This is his first book.
Kent Woodyard has been a columnist for McSweeney's Internet Tendency since 2009. He has also written forRelevant Magazine,The Big Jewel, andYankee Pot Roast. Originally from Oklahoma City, OK, Kent now lives in Southern California. This is his first book.
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Title:Non-Essential Mnemonics: An Unnecessary Journey into Senseless KnowledgeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 5 × 5 × 0.82 inPublished:September 19, 2014Publisher:Prospect ParkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1938849280

ISBN - 13:9781938849282

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from non-essential book is more like it Too arcane for a start and most of the mnemonics are so long and dreary you'll be bored to tears. Also, the author's attempts at humor fall super flat. Very disappointing purchase.
Date published: 2016-11-09

Editorial Reviews

Kent Woodyard's mnemonics are the most essential non-essential mnemonics in the history of language." - Christopher Monks,McSweeney's Internet Tendency"Thankfully, L.A.-based writer Woodyard has compiled a book of all the mnemonics you could ever hope to memorize, even if you don't really want to." - Marielle Wakim,Los Angeles Magazine"Hilarious!" - Jackie Adams,Los Angeles Magazine 'Kent Woodyard's mnemonics are the most essential non-essential mnemonics in the history of language.' -Christopher Monks,McSweeney's Internet Tendency'Thankfully, L.A.-based writer Woodyard has compiled a book of all the mnemonics you could ever hope to memorize, even if you don't really want to.'- Marielle Wakim,Los Angeles Magazine'Hilarious!'- Jackie Adams,Los Angeles Magazine "