The Book of Vice by Peter Sagal

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Somewhere, somebody is having more fun than you are.

Orso everyone believes. Peter Sagal, a mild-mannered, Harvard-educated radio host—the man who puts the second "l" in "vanilla"—decided to find out if it's true. From strip clubs to gambling halls to swingers clubs to porn sets and back to the strip clubs (but only because he left his glasses there), Sagal explores what the sinful folk do, how much they pay for the privilege, and how exactly they got those funny red marks.


About Peter Sagal

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Peter Sagal is the host of the Peabody Award-winning NPR™ news quiz Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!™ He is a playwright, a screenwriter, a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered, a onetime extra in a Michael Jackson music video, and a regular contributor to "The Funny Pages" in the New York Times Magazine. Sagal lives near Chicago with his wife and three daughters.
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 274 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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NPR host Sagal (Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me ) offers a hilarious, harmlessly prurient look at the banality of regular people's strange and wicked pleasu

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Well, he was involved in a sex scandal (he bit a lady, if you want to know), and this caused Sagal to think about why some people (e.g., NBA stars) can indulge in wanton vice with seeming impunity, and others (NBA commentator Marv Albert, Sagal) either get in trouble at the first whiff of naughti...

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Tucson Citizen

Superbly researched and powerfully written, this is an insightful, exciting book written by a true crime historian at the top of his game.

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Geek's Dream Girl

She writes amazing online dating profiles for her fellow geeks and guides them through the perilous waters of the dating scene and out the other side.

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