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The United States Of Absurdity Hardcover – 18 May 2017

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc (27 April 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399578757
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399578755
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 1.6 x 21 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 399 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The United States of Absurdity, a new book from the hosts of the American history podcast The Dollop, couldn't have picked a better time to arrive. Think of it as A People's History of the United States for the slightly lazy."

"If my history teachers in high school had been half as smart and one-tenth as entertaining as Dave and Gareth, I could probably tell you who fought in the Spanish-American War today."
--Josh Olson, Oscar-nominated screenwriter for A History of Violence

"This book, just like The Dollop, will teach you things you'll wish you had learned in history class. I dare you not to be equal parts fascinated, horrified, and in stitches."
--Al Madrigal, actor and comedian, The Daily Show

"Dave and Gareth have created an amazing record of historical eccentricities which, while hysterically informative, has thus far only been available for your ears. This book will take The Dollop into the uncharted territory of your eyes. And hopefully, if my many requests are heeded--there will be a scented version."
--Chris Hardwick, @midnight and Talking Dead

"The United States of Absurdity is so funny that it makes me want to kidnap Dave and Gareth, keep them in a basement, and then live out their identities as my own...which would still not be the weirdest story in this book."
--Wil Anderson, stand-up comedian, television host, writer, and podcaster

"Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds could make anything funny. This book is proof. Good thing they decided to use their powers for good to educate the masses with the lessons we can learn from history. Even the parts of history that make us vomit in our mouths a little."
--Ronny Chieng, stand-up comedian and correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Book Description

Discover illustrated profiles of the weird, outrageous (and true!) tales from American history that don't appear in school textbooks.

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Rob Love
5.0 out of 5 starsPlease read the entire review. Thanks!
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5.0 out of 5 starsYou are reading The Dollop
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Ian Valenzuela
3.0 out of 5 starsBasically just a condensed Dollop minus the humor
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4.0 out of 5 starsNot much new for current Dollop fans, but still a slight retelling of favorite eps.
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Ron K
5.0 out of 5 starsSkeletons Coming Out
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