As a former contributing editor to National Lampoon and a former advertising copywriter for J. Walter Thompson and Walt Disney World, I have written more than sixty books and articles for numerous magazines, including Rolling Stone, Time, Reader's Digest, Spy, American Way, and The American Bystander.
James Patterson's rollicking new middle grade novel is a hilarious adventure into a futuristic world, where different is dangerous, imagination is insanity, and creativity is crazy!Norbert Riddle lives in the United State of Earth, where normal means following the rules, never standing out, and being exactly the same as everyone else, down to the plain gray jumpsuits he wears everyday. He's be... read more
Does The Wizard of Oz touch a spiritual chord in each one of us because it has a certain Zen to it? Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, is clearly a Zen Master. She sets Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road to spiritual enlightenment. When Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion let go of their conscious yearning and free their minds to function spontaneously and inharmony with... read more
Selected by bestselling author Joey Green, a collection of 400 quotes by Marx and Lennon, juxtaposed to reveal their hilarious similarities. No, not THAT Marx and Lenin! Here's a much funnier and artistically talented pair from history. Revolutionaries in their own rights, John Lennon and Groucho Marx did not share much common ground with their Communist namesakes, or even with each other. Whe... read more
This handbook reviews all the episodes and movies related to the popular comedy series. Each episode summary may also contain Tropical Inventions, a Castaway Quiz, and Comments section.
Get on the bus and take a ride with the Partridge Family, America's first family of prime-time pop. Reminisce as sex symbol Keith almost flunks sex education and Laurie's new braces nearly come between her and Mark Hamill. Relive Danny's date with the draft board and heed Shirley's motherly philosophy on life. "Come on, get happy," don't be like Mr. Kincaid.Written with more insider details th... read more
An entertaining and practical guide that offers a behind-the-scenes look at more than forty of America's favorite brand-name products discusses their history and inventors, how they got their names, and the offbeat ways in which they can be used. Original.
Takes a humorous look at what our most famous authors might have said if they had written television commercials
Holiday trivia from best-selling author of the arcane, Joey Green, who has been called “a connoisseur of unconventionality.” Priced and sized to fit perfectly in a stocking. The perfect gift for the Christmas-obsessedChristmas compiles the mishaps, the mayhem, the hideous sweaters and inedible fruitcakes, the momentous births and untimely deaths, and the crimes and catastrophes that have taken... read more
Every 18 seconds another Baby Boomer turns 50 and confronts that dreaded milestone: middle age. But the "Me Generation" seems to be defining middle age based on a projected life span of 120 years. In other words, they're in denial, big time. This lighthearted book will clear up any confusion readers might have about whether they're still young at heart, or if they're being dragged kicking and ... read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Inside, you will find a wild and wacky collection of cool experiments you can do with things found around the house! Joey Green has been a TV guest on ""The Tonight Show,"" ""Rosie O'Donnell,"" and ""Conan O'Brien.
From the guru of discovering extraordinary uses for brand-name products come brand-new ways to make cleaning, organizing, and decluttering quick, easy, and a lot more funThe public is endlessly fascinated by quirky and offbeat uses for their favorite products and, this time around, Joey Green tackles household chores with his pantry full of cleaning power. Green's easy and effortless tips and ... read more
Home remedies remain an appealing alternative to costly doctor visits—they're effective, inexpensive, and ideal for everyday illnesses and injuries that don't require hands-on medical care. When brand-name product guru Joey Green tackles a subject like home remedies, readers can be found reaching into their closets, cupboards, and pantries for their favorite products to cure what ails them. Fr... read more
From the man who knows how to fertilize houseplants with Jell-O and give someone a dry shampoo with Quaker Oats comes the first book of pet care tips that tackles everyday pet illnesses, quirky behaviors, and animal smells and stains by tapping into the power of brand-name products.The ever-inventive Joey Green presents fun and offbeat remedies for a wide range of pet troubles, from bad breath... read more
From the guru of brand-new uses for brand-name products come ideas and tips for culinary fun, cleaning shortcuts, and kitchen cabinet remedies Joey Green has fascinated readers for more than a decade with his quirky and innovative tips to make domestic engineering a lot more fun. Now fans will be completely intrigued and entertained by Joey's kitchen--and pantry-focused ideas, like using Canad... read more
A book that proves idiocy is as old as timeThink civilization has deteriorated and that people these days are dumber than ever? Dumb History proves that we didn’t invent stupidity in the 21st century. You’ll find facts from throughout the ages about everyone from Cleopatra and Napoleon to Elvis Presley and even NASA scientists. Consider this: • In 820 C.E., Emperor Hsien Tsung’s herbalist pres... read more
Your guests are arriving in a half hour, and your dinner has taken a turn for the worse. The lettuce has wilted, the gravy's lumpy, and the pie crust has burned! Time for takeout? Not if you have Joey Green's Last-Minute Kitchen Secrets. This book contains more than a hundred helpful hacks to avoid and salvage cooking disasters, store and prepare ingredients, keep appliances running smoothly, ... read more
Last-Minute Survival Secrets contains more than a hundred ingenious survival tips that may sound quirky at first, but really do work. Readers will discover a wide range of handy and unusual secrets to outsmart the unexpected and escape perilous situations using common, household products. Green shows how to start a campfire with potato chips, open a locked suitcase with a ballpoint pen, and pr... read more
Why does a pickle light up when you plug it into a wall socket? Can iron burn? Are Cheerios magnetic? Explore these strange questions and more in The Electric Pickle, an indispensible collection of 50 madcap experiments based on the periodic table. Each project demonstrates an element's unique properties using easy-to-follow instructions. Experiments include:Hexed Helium BalloonGreen Tornado F... read more
Hundreds of humorous yet helpful tips on using brand-name household products are presented by the author from his wackyuses database. He explains what chore or problem the product can be used for, such as using Alka-Seltzer( to clean a toilet, or using Bounce( to remove soap scum from shower doors.
The golden days of complimentary in-flight champagne and cushy sleeping car coaches on the Orient Express are largely behind us. Say hello to $50 "leg room upgrade" fees and bedbug-infested hotels. What's a weary, frustrated traveler to do? Ask Joey Green for advice, that's what! A lifelong world explorer, Green has collected more than a hundred of his best travel hacks to rescue your hard-ear... read more
If you've ever wanted to step into your favorite movie, Vacation on Location, Midwest is the perfect guidebook. Author Joey Green gives readers detailed, chronological, scene-by-scene breakdowns with addresses and maps to visit sites in the Midwest where the most popular films of all time were shot. With this book as your guide, you can turn these excursions into full-scale vacations or quirky... read more
Is Everything You Know Wrong?Set the record straight!Debunk myths!Learn the truth behind fallacies, falsehoods, hearsay, and lies!Isn’t it time you knew the honest-to-goodness truth? We’ve all come to believe hundreds of “false facts”—myths that we’ve blindly accepted as truth, misconceptions that we’ve ignorantly retold to others—Contrary to Popular Belief provides an instant remedy for your ... read more
In Selling Out, author Joey Green has taken the voices of famous writers past and present - from Nathaniel Hawthorne to e. e. cummings, Jane Austen to Erica Jong - and fashioned their words into the ad campaigns they might have written if their prose pushed brand-name products. Sure to raise a chuckle from anyone who ever watched television commercials, as well as from those slightly familiar ... read more
This genuine imitation of Sarah Palin’s diary, fabricated by a bona fide satirist, reveals spurious behind-the-scenes happenings with all your favorite mavericks from the extended Palin family—Todd, Bristol, Piper, Willow, Trig, Levi Johnston, John McCain, and Joe the Plumber. They’re all here—and more! Inside you’ll find the ersatz adventures of America’s favorite hockey mom, including such f... read more
To wander through the pages of Joey Green's Incredible Country Store is to experience the innocence and warmth of a bygone era. In this treasury of tips, recipes, and make-it-yourself concoctions, you will discover which country-store gadgets and gizmos have stood the test of time-and which are now collectors' items. You'll find recipes for homemade soaps, candles, perfumes, elixirs, and candi... read more
From the man who's been called the Mad Scientist of Home Improvement―who taught Jay Leno to shave with Jif Peanut Butter and helped Rosie O'Donnell condition her hair with Reddi-wip―here is another irresistible volume filled with fun, offbeat ways to fix things around the house and garden using brand-name products already on hand. Readers of Joey Green's Fix-It Magic will delight in this treas... read more
Solve your gardening problems with items from your pantry From the man who taught Jay Leno to shave with Jif Peanut Butter and Rosie O'Donnell to condition her hair with Reddi-wip, Joey Green's Gardening Magic is a compendium of practical tips for any gardener. An astounding variety of household items can do double duty outside the home. Here is a just a sample of the more than 1,000 ideas you... read more
Joey Green has become a cult favorite for his offbeat uses for brand-name products. In Supermarket Spa, he turns his attention to the hidden pampering potential of dozens of everyday items found at the local grocery store.With Supermarket Spa, you can...* Condition your hair with Aunt Jemima Syrup*Give yourself a facial with Pepto-Bismol* Condition your hair with Cool Whip* Give yourself a moi... read more
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Jesus and Muhammad presents for the first time the sayings of Jesus from the New Testament and the parallel teachings of Muhammad found in the Koran and Hadith. These quotes clearly show that the core values of Christianity - love, peace, compassion, forgiveness, and repentence - match the central tenets of Islam and demonstrate that despite centuries of conflict, these two religions possess a... read more
America's brand-name wizard is at it again, this time creating culinary magic in a cookbook packed with fun, fast, unexpectedly delicious recipes and little-known facts all revolving around brand-name pantry favoritesAs a magician of brand-name miscellany, Joey Green got Jay Leno to shave with Jif peanut butter on The Tonight Show and gave Meredith Vieira a facial with Elmer's Glue-All on The ... read more
Get ready for more than 100 awesome science experiments that are too cool for school. Chock-full of nonstop madness and jam-packed with easy-to-understand step-by-step instructions and photographs, this is the one book no Mad Scientist should be without. Inside, you'll discover how to . . . • Blow monster bubbles • Launch a homemade UFO • Make a flying potato • Speak through a hose phone • Tur... read more
A rollercoaster ride with the best college humor of the 1970's (and a smattering from the 1980's while your back was turned)
Warnings-they're everywhere.On toys. On hair dryers. On compact discs. On take-out coffee cups. Almost everything for sale today comes with a warning. Why? Now, most people have enough common sense not to take a bath with an electric blender, but thanks to a few morons out there who sued big companies and won huge settlements, products now come with warnings that treat consumers like a bunch o... read more
The many uses for this simple, versatile, and long-lasting toy are enumerated in this paean to a classic toy, including mobile radio antenna, Pecan harvester, and zero-gravity prop on the Space Shuttle, not to mention the slinky walk down a set of stairs. Original.
Just graduated with no prospects whatsoever? Been fired from your job? Rejected from a snazzy college? Looking for that next big break but coming up empty handed? Fear not, you’re in excellent company . . . Albert Einstein failed the entrance exams to the Swiss Polytechnic Institute. J. K. Rowling lived on welfare in an apartment infested with mice. Muhammad Ali graduated 376th from a high... read more
Stories and verses featuring Baby Mickey and his friends celebrate the events in a baby's life and provide examples of friendship and cooperation
Everyone loves popular biography, especially when served up in concentrated, fact-filled listings, each one enhanced by an eye-catching photograph. How They Met tells the entertaining and often enlightening stories of all those twosomes for whom the total was much more than the sum of their parts. It's an irresistibly insightful celebration of the icons of entertainment, business, and more--fr... read more
Offers unconventional uses for brand-name household products, along with information about the history of each product
An inspirational compendium of historical trivia and pop culture designed to amuse and delight readers of all ages, including tales of John Grisham's trouble getting published, Barbra Streisand's failed debut, Edgar Allen Poe's expulsion from West Point, and other notables who have overcome failure to find success. Original. 35,000 first printing.
A collection of experiments includes those that can be performed using ordinary household objects, such as making a battery from money or a beach ball-powered elevator, plus explanations of why each works. Original.
More mad-lab fun! Here's an all-new book of wacky experiments and off-the-wall tricks kids can perform with things from around the house, from the original "Mad Scientist," Joey Green. Readers will learn how to create their own: ? Anti-Gravity Bucket ? Disappearing Peanuts ? Ice Cream Machine ? Potato Radio ? Instant Silver ? Exploding Flowers ? and much, much more! Loaded with easy-to-underst... read more
You've hit the golden years, but it feels more like the Twilight Zone. You receive birthday cards from funeral homes. You need three pairs of glasses to get through the morning paper. Your old friends are dropping like flies. On a good day, nothing hurts until your medication wears off. Well, fear not. You're not alone: senior citizens are the fastest-growing segment of the population. You hav... read more
At long last, the Spam Guy and the Duct Tape Guy have teamed up to bring the world the ultimate bubble wrap bible.Here, in one comprehensive compendium are oodles of quirky and innovative uses for everybody's favorite wrap 'n' pack -- Bubble Wrap.Plus:Great Moments in Bubble Wrap HistoryThat Trademark Bubble Wrap SoundStress Therapy -- Pop Psychology and You How to Get Free Bubble WrapWacky Bu... read more
The successor to Paint Your House with Powdered Milk and Polish Your Furniture with Panty Hose offers unorthodox, slightly illicit uses for brand-name products and reveals their secret histories. Original."
The "Bob Newhart Show" is one of the best-loved sitcoms to come out of the '70s. Joey Green, author of The Partridge Family Album pays loving tribute to the show with more than 60 photos, interviews with cast members, a history of how the show came to be, an episode guide, a trivia quiz, and more. Indispensable to old followers and new fans alike, this is the first and only viewer's guide to "... read more
Did you know that Baby Magic Baby Powder repels ants and Campbell's Tomato Soup prevents blond hair from turning green in a chlorinated swimming pool? Many of the foods and household items on the shelves of your kitchen and bathroom cabinets have properties and near-magical powers never indicated by what's printed on their labels. In Clean Your Clothes with Cheez Whiz, bestselling author Joey ... read more
We may be a society perpetually on-the-go, but we've still got a little downtime when we go. In just a few short sittings, The Bathroom Professor makes any reader a scintillating cocktail party guest, successful game show contestant, or basic, well-rounded person. Philosophy on the Go introduces all the great philosophers through the ages, from Socrates to Sartre. Wildly entertaining, the fun ... read more
Working as a Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, Ziggy demonstrates the true holiday spirit to a pickpocket and a suspicious policeman.
So what DOES happen to a torn dollar bill? And what should you do with a defective coin? Dr. Knowledge answers these questions and provides many more fascinating facts in this entertaining book about everyoneâ€™s favorite subjectâ€”money! Packed with unusual, amusing, and interesting information on everything from the history of the credit card to the history of social security numbers, from t... read more
We must declare war on the disease of hyperefficiency and reembrace the American virtues of laziness, indolence, and sloth. . . . Workers of the world unite! . . . Take a vacation! . . . You have nothing to lose but your health insurance." -You Know You Need a Vacation If . . .You Know You Need a Vacation If . . . is a compelling read for the 80 percent of the workforce who feel they are overw... read more
Voted the funniest college humor magazine in America by its own staff, the Cornell Lunatic celebrates its 30th anniversary with this collection of comedy—jam-packed with insanity—that will have readers convulsing with laughter. From articles such as "The World's Worst Opening Pick-up Lines" and "Procrastination Made Easy" to "Sex, Drugs, and Bowling," "Choose Your Own Obsessive-Compulsive Diso... read more
In clever one-liners that take a tongue-in-cheek look at the problems” that accompany fame and fortune, these silly passages poke fun at the absurdity of modern society’s complaints while reminding people how good they have it.
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