Toilets: a spotter’s guide Review

  • Loos with incredible views, lavish lavatories, outstanding outhouses – all are featured in this pictorial guide to the world’s most stunning toilets. Whether they’re high-tech or arty, amusing or amazing, each toilet has a photo and a description of its location. More than 100 restrooms to remember are featured, from Antarctica to Zambia.
  • As any experienced traveller knows, you can tell a whole lot about a place by its bathrooms. Whatever you prefer to call them – lavatory, loo, bog, khasi, thunderbox, dunny, bathroom, restroom, washroom or water closet – toilets are a (sometimes opaque, often wide-open) window into the secret soul of a destination.
  • It’s not just how well they’re looked after that’s revealing, but where they are positioned and the way they’ve been conceptualised, designed and decorated. Toilets so often transcend their primary function of being a convenience to become a work of art in their own right, or to make a cultural statement about the priorities, traditions and values of the venues, locations and communities they serve.
  • The lavatory is a great leveller – everyone feels the call of nature, every day – but being ubiquitous doesn’t make it uniform. Around the planet (and beyond it, see page 12), toilets have followed various evolutionary pathways to best suit their environment.
  • In these pages you’ll find porcelain pews with fantastic views, audacious attention-seeking urban outhouses, and eco-thrones made from sticks and stones in all sorts of wild settings, from precipitous mountain peaks to dusty deserts. So, wherever you’re reading this, we hope you’re sitting comfortably.
  • About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet’s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
  • TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

  • ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times
  • ‘Lonely Planet. It’s on everyone’s bookshelves; it’s in every traveller’s hands. It’s on mobile phones. It’s on the Internet. It’s everywhere, and it’s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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“Amazing pictures and text. A fun collection” By lizabeth glick

“Funny book for the bathroom, beautiful photography.” By David

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Product Details

Author: Lonely Planet
Kindle price: Paperback $11.99
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Lonely Planet; 1 edition (April 19, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1760340669
ISBN-13: 978-1760340667
Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.4 x 7.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,691 in Books

Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump Review

  • He tried to warn us. Ever since the release of the first Trump-for-President trial balloon in 1987, Doonesbury’s Garry Trudeau has tirelessly tracked and highlighted the unsavory career of the most unqualified candidate to ever aspire to the White House. It’s all there–the hilarious narcissism, the schoolyard bullying, the loathsome misogyny, the breathtaking ignorance; and a good portion of the Doonesbury cast has been tangled up in it.  Join Duke, Honey, Earl, J.J., Mike, Mark, Roland, Boopsie, B.D., Sal, Alice, Elmont, Sid, Zonker, Sam, Bernie, Rev. Sloan, and even the Red Rascal as they cross storylines with the big, orange airhorn who’s giving the GOP such fits.
  • Garry Trudeau is the “sleazeball” “third-rate talent” who draws the “overrated” comic strip Doonesbury, which “very few people read.” He lives in New York City with his wife Jane Pauley, who “has far more talent than he has.”

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“UN-believable. You’ll read a strip from 30 years ago and think it was from yesterday. Trudeau absolutely blasts this egocentric, shallow con man. My favorite line I read recently was “I love my country more than I hate Hillary Clinton.” And I could not agree more. This man is the devil and Trudeau showed his cloven hooves and shallow me-first attitude decades ago.

Inheriting money from your dad does not make you a good businessman or negotiator. Wake up!” By Senor G

“I spent an entire afternoon laughing and enjoying Yuge. It’s crazy to see how much he has NOT changed since the 1980’s. GBT is like a soothsayer, alluding to Trump’s presidential and reality TV show ambitions decades before they happened.” By Tom

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Product Details

Author: G. B. Trudeau
Kindle price: Paperback $10.39
Series: Doonesbury (Book 37)
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (July 5, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1449481337
ISBN-13: 978-1449481339
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (482 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,421 in Books

 

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You (The Oatmeal) Review

  • TheOatmeal.com’s most popular cat jokes, including “How to Pet a Kitty” and “The Bobcats,” plus 15 new and never-before-seen catthemed comics, are presented in this hilarious collection from New York Times best-selling author Matthew Inman, a.k.a. TheOatmeal.com. Includes pull-out poster!
  • Jesus Rollerblading Christ–another helping of TheOatmeal! Mrow, MOAR kitty comics. Mr. Oats delivers a sidesplitting serving of cat humor in his new book, How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You.
  • If your cat is kneading you, that’s not a sign of affection. Your cat is actually checking your internal organs for weakness. If your cat brings you a dead animal, this isn’t a gift. It’s a warning. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You is a hilarious, brilliant offering of comics, facts, and instructional guides about crazy cat behaviors from the creative wonderland at TheOatmeal.com.
  • How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You presents fan favorites, such as “Cat vs. Internet,” “How to Pet a Kitty,” and “The Bobcats,” plus 17 brand-new, never-before-seen cat-themed comic strips. This Oatmeal collection is a must-have for cat-lovers from Mr. Oats! A pullout poster is included at the back of the book.

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“Since there are other reviews based solely on device-specific criticism and not on the content, I figured it’d be logical to write a positive review in the same way. The paper edition seems to work natively without any apps. The right combination of gravity and friction make for a steady reading experience in my hands. In space (or any zero-G environment) I might not even have to hold the book! I’d probably hold the book anyway; it’d be strange reading a floating book. Sadly, the print version doesn’t seem to work well in the dark, but hindsight is 20/20. Since it functions well enough in sunlight or under artificial light, I didn’t negate four stars. Inman & co: please think ahead for the next version. Glow-in-the-dark pages are a must.” By C. N. Hickey

“I read my copy about 20 minutes after it was delivered this morning. Then I read the second copy I purchased for a friend about an hour after that, just so I could say I was the first to read his copy.

I’ll always have that…

Also, the damn thing was funny.” By Jeremy Simpson

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Product Details

Author: The Oatmeal
Kindle price: Paperback $10.39
Series: The Oatmeal (Book 2)
Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Pap/Pstr edition (October 9, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1449410243
ISBN-13: 978-1449410247
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,928 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,230 in Books