Overrated by Mark Juddery
The 50 Most Overhyped Things in History

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A cantankerous collection of the 50 most overhyped people, places and things in the world

What do horoscopes, hemlock, Star Trek, the Oscars, and sliced bread have in common? They're all overrated-and systematically skewered in this hilariously opinionated takedown of all things overhyped.

Discover the most overrated...
Animal
Movie
Vegetable
Sport
News item
Wonder of the world
Tourist attraction
Way to die

Readers who are in no mood to celebrate Ulysses, doves, baby boomers, the curse of Tutankhamen, and many other icons of culture and lore will delight in this score-settling and take-no-prisoners volume.




 

About Mark Juddery

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Mark Juddery is an Australia-based journalist whose features appear in the Sydney Morning Herald and other major publications.
 
Published May 26, 2010 by Perigee. 240 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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(Note: "bathroom readers" are often usable as "airport layover readers" for a number of reasons you can probably figure out for yourself.) What you're likely going to find, once you've overcome either your outrage ("Woodstock!?") or your disappointment ("Aw, really?

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