10 April 2011

Has the Population of Dummies Increased?


Wandering around Barnes & Noble's bookstore in Billings on Saturday, I found this display. I looked around but I didn't see any obvious dummies, except perhaps myself when it comes to crocheting or auto repair. I hope they can weather the storm of Amazon's online competition as I do like to feel and page through a book before I buy it. By the way their Nook, their version of an electronic reader, especially the color version is very nice, particularly for the magazines.

4 comments:

Adrienne said...

Those dummy books are big business. Hubby was approached to write a dummy book and the requirements were so dumb, he turned them down. Besides, the authors are paid peanuts to grind out out some fluff.

Ken & Carol said...

Yes, I found out these were only a small number of those available. The one on Catholicism wasn't all that bad. Useful to give to a dummy, whether Catholic or Protestant or nothing.

Mark in Spokane said...

What? No Latin for Dummies? That's a book I could use!

Ken & Carol said...

Here you are: http://www.amazon.com/Latin-Dummies-Clifford-Hull/dp/076455431X

I note also at Amazon.com The Complete Idiot's Guide
and Linney's Getting Started . . . This last looks interesting. I might try it. I'll let you know.

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