Sunday, July 10, 2011

Book Review: Poplorica by Martin J. Smith and Patrick J. Kiger

I admit it: I'm a random history junkie. I'm obsessed with books like Poplorica that detail random, strange aspects of history and their relationship to modern life. This, of course, is how I intend on winning big on Jeopardy (well, that and memorizing atlases). Poprlorica is American-centric, analyzing the evolution of random bits of American pop culture and detailing their histories and long-range effects. Everything from super absorbent diapers to TV dinners to pro wrestling is covered in a detailed and highly informative yet easy to understand manner. Also, it was funny.

5 out of 5 stars, but it's hard to say if any of the rest of you would like it.

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