Browsing posts tagged: Wit and humor
The Best of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader

Find out what millions of trivia lovers already know: Uncle John is your #1 source when it comes to throne-room reading entertainment. This book celebrates the very best articles from the BRI’s first ten years–plus 150 all-new pages! As always, the contents are divided by length: short articles for the reader on the go, medium […]

Uncle John’s Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader

The big brains at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute have come up with 544 all-new pages full of incredible facts, hilarious articles, and a whole bunch of other ways to, er, pass the time. With topics ranging from history and science to pop culture, wordplay, and modern mythology, Heavy Duty is sure to amaze and entertain […]

Uncle John’s Briefs

Got a minute to spare? That’s all you’ll need to get a quick hit of great bathroom reading! After hearing from our fans that they’d love an edition with all our best short stuff, we pored through more than 100 past editions to bring you the all-time greatest one- and two-page articles we’ve ever written. […]

Uncle John’s Unsinkable Bathroom Reader

With this all-new 21st edition, Uncle John’s Unsinkable Bathroom Reader, Uncle John and his crack staff of writers prove that after more than two decades in the business, they’re still at the top of their game. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and […]

Iphigeneia in Tauris

The modern reader may have difficulty conceiving of Iphigeneia in Tauris as tragedy, for the term in our sense is associated with downfall, death, and disaster. But to the ancient Greeks, the use of heroic legend, the tragic diction and meters, and the tragic actors would have defined it as pure tragedy, the happy ending […]

Redesigning Achilles

The book is a detailed study on the structure and the topics of Ovid’s compedium of the Trojan Saga in Metamorphoses 12.1-13.622, the section also referred to as the “Little Iliad”. It explores the motives and the objectives behind the selected narrative moments from the Epic Cycle that found their way into the Ovidian version […]

Virgil: The Aeneid

The Aeneid is a landmark of literary narrative and poetic sensibility. This 2004 guide gives a full account of the historical setting and significance of Virgil’s epic, and discusses the poet’s use of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, as well as the most celebrated episodes in the poem, including the tragedy of Dido and Aeneas‘ visit […]

Hardworking Cats

An ode to the feline in your life, Hardworking Cats shows cats are much less lazy than we give them credit for. It’s not all just sleeping in sunspots, curling up on laps, and looking adorable. Our cats are just as motivated as we are to get a good day’s work done. The next time […]

A Cup of Comfort for Horse Lovers

„Horses lend us the wings we lack.“ -Unknown. Riding creates an unbreakable bond between horse and owner. In this new collection, you will meet more than fifty magnificent and dependable creatures and the people whose lives they’ve changed. From a spirited horse who takes his visually impaired owner on a life-changing journey, to a magical […]

Uncle John’s Ultimate Bathroom Reader

Uncle John’s all-new 8th edition is packed with everything that Bathroom Reader fans have come to expect from this stellar series short, medium, and long articles covering a whole host of topics everything from dumb crooks to funny quotes to forgotten history. Read about . . .- Ice cream origins- Olympic cheaters- Celebrity mummies- The […]