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Who Killed Iago?: A Book of Fiendishly Challenging Literary Quizzes

by James Walton

A masterful collection of mindboggling questions guaranteed to have bibliophiles wracking their brains.

This engaging and stimulating book of quizzes will test readers' knowledge of classic and contemporary literature....


Tawdry Knickers and Other Unfortunate Ways to Be Remembered: A Saucy and Spirited History of Ninety Notorious Namesakes

by Alex Novak

Some are born notorious.

Others have notoriety thrust upon them.

Few realize that their morning mouthwash bears the name of a life- saving British baron or that their sugary graham crackers would be abhorred...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Memes

by Ph.D., John Gunders & Damon Brown

The ways of memes.

Memes are "viruses of the mind"-symbols, ideas, or practices that are transmitted through speech, gestures, and rituals. Understanding how symbols like the peace sign or ad slogans like...


The Forest for the Trees (Revised and Updated): An Editor's Advice to Writers

by Betsy Lerner

Quickly established as an essential and enduring companion for aspiring writers when it was first published, Betsy Lerner's sharp, funny, and insightful guide has been meticulously updated and revised to address...


How to Say It to Get Into the College of Your Choice: Application, Essay, and Interview Strategies to Get You theBig Envelope

by Linda Metcalf

The latest in the How to Say It(r) series demystifies the omplex college admissions process.

How to Say It(r) to Get Into the College of Your Choice offers students-as well as their parents and school counselors-a...


How to Say It, Third Edition: Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs for Every Situation

by Rosalie Maggio

?For anyone who has ever stared at a blank page or screen?(Kaylene Weiser, organized consultant, The Wiser Way)? the revised third edition of the bestseller that offers ?a crisp, elegant way to say everything.?(Vivian...


The Book of Useless Information

by Noel Botham

What you may so cavalierly call useless information could prove invaluable to someone else. Then again, maybe not. But to The Useless Information Society, any fact that passes its gasp-inducing, not-a-lot-of-people-know-that...


Hedge Funds, Humbled: The 7 Mistakes That Brought Hedge Funds to Their Knees and How They Will Rise Again

by Trevor Ganshaw

This book tells how all went wrong - and how to still make a killing in hedge funds. Three years ago, hedge fund managers were hailed the new 'masters of the universe'. Since then the industry has lost more...


Will Write for Shoes

by Cathy Yardley

* What is Chick Lit exactly?

* How do I write a Chick Lit novel?

* What are the steps I need to take to get published?

Once dismissed as a fad by the popular press and literary community, the women's fiction genre...


Truth

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Written by a renowned Oxford historian, this fascinating volume presents a global history of truth. Sharp and authoritative, Truth manages to touch every period of human experience; it leaps from truth-telling...


The Best Book of Useless Information Ever

by Noel Botham

From the creators of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Useless Information comes another enlightening, entertaining, and ultimately useless assortment of trivia.

If you find yourself transfixed by...


Fact or Fiction

by Scientific American Editors

Fact or Fiction: Science Tackles 58 Popular Myths by the Editors of Scientific American

Did NASA really spend millions creating a pen that would write in space? Is chocolate poisonous to dogs? Does stress cause...


Dictionary of American Classical Composers

by Neil Butterworth

The Dictionary of American Classical Composers covers over 650 composers active from the 18th century to today. Covering all classical styles, it offers the most comprehensive overview of key composers in the...


The Almanac of the Unelected, 2013: Staff of the U.S. Congress

by Suzanne Struglinski & Samantha Young

The next time you need to find out who is the most effective person to advocate your cause, turn to the Almanac of the Unelected for all the answers. The Almanac of the Unelected contains in-depth profiles on...


The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things

by Kate Harding, Amanda Hess & Anna Holmes

From Jezebel.com, the popular website for women, comes a must-read encyclopedic guide to pop culture, feminism, fashion, sex, and much more.

Within months of Jezebel's May 2007 appearance on the new media scene,...


Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?: Timeless Lessons on Love, Power, and Style

by Pamela Keogh

Read Pamela Keogh's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.

An irresistible guide to modern-retro style, celebrating the legacies of two iconic women.

The hit TV show Mad Men recently featured an...


Haley's Cleaning Hints

by Graham Haley & Rosemary Haley

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


Uncle John's Perpetually Pleasing Bathroom Reader

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

2014 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Winner in Humor!

The 26th annual edition of Uncle John’s wildly successful series is all-new and jam-packed with the BRI’s patented mix of fun and information. Open...


How to be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life

by Melissa Hellstern

"Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book and remembering- because you can’t take it all in at once."...


Ranking America's Fifty States: A Comparison in Graphic Detail

by Michael D. Dulberger

This book provides a compendium of stimulating facts about the states, presented graphically, and covering a wide array of topics including demographic, economic, environmental, health, and crime variables....