Use Your Noggin: 7 Books that Fool People into Thinking You're Smart

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The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, by E. D. Hirsch, Joseph F. Kett, and James Trefil
Have you ever read an entire dictionary from start to finish? Me neither. Until I found this ... more 
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The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, by E. D. Hirsch, Joseph F. Kett, and James Trefil
Have you ever read an entire dictionary from start to finish? Me neither. Until I found this book. This is an enthralling look at "what every American should know," and it proved to me just how little I knew about … pretty much everything.
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If you're anything like me, you find yourself voraciously reading comics about zombies and trying to defend your intellect … which is hard to do because you're reading comic books about zombies. Luckily, you don't actually have to read the books you've got on your shelves to appear wizened and worldly - folks just need to see them there and voila! You're cultured and intelligent! Better yet, many books get this wow factor and have pictures, if you decide to actually read them. Certain books work better for this than others, and I have a few here that will make you look bookish while still giving you the chance to say, "Oooh, pictures!" Click through for 7 books that fool people into thinking you're smart! -By Jenny Lawson


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