Questions You’re Not Supposed to Ask

April 24, 2010
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Questions You’re Not Supposed to Ask, by Tony Williams (New Holland Publishers, RRP $24.99):

Tony Williams is a bloke who likes to entertain, in person, on film or in print.

He’s produced some excellent books in his literary career and this wee gem is also sure to attain that same dizzying heights of excellence.

You see, it’s more than just entertaining: it’s also useful, shocking and a tad thought-provoking.

This little book asks the questions you’re not supposed to ask, and then asks another question relating to the first, then another, and another. And on and on and on.

It’s sort of like the book version of an annoyingly inquisitive preschooler.

The questions cover everything from sex (what it is, why we do it, how to find someone who also wants to do it and any other question you can think of) to money and success to the big questions (how big is the universe, what is it made of, what is life).

This isn’t a cutsie wee reference book for the kiddies, it’s very much an intriguing wee reference book for the grown ups.

It’s a delightful blend of educational fact and good-natured humour.

And it’s well worth a look.

Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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