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You Don't Know Sh*t

Doug Mayer, Val Stori, and Tod von Jahnes

St. Martin's Griffin

A brilliant miscellany of all things scatalogical

You Don’t Know Sh*t glides from the sublime heights of human ingenuity to the lowest of the lower depths.  It’s the ultimate human journey.”—Frederick Kaufman, author of Wasteland

It’s part of all of our lives. But how much do you really know about poop, scat, sh*t, excrement?  From the historical to the scientific, the cultural to the gross, You Don’t Know Sh*t packs a load of solid information into one tidy volume:

--how great civilizations have pooped through the ages

--why some poop floats and other poop sinks

--the final word on whether people have individual brands of bathroom smells

--what your sh*t (and sh*tting style) says about you

--how astronauts poop in space

--a complete glossary of terms and euphemisms for man’s most fundamental function

--fun facts about everything from the first flush, the famous Thomas Crapper, and the differences in bathroom basics around the world

--a cloud’s worth of information about farts, too!


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SHITTING THROUGH THE AGES
 
The scent of artificial lilacs wafts through your bathroom. You rise from your sanitary porcelain throne, glance casually down (hey, it’s okay—we all do), press a lever, and watch as your latest creation vanishes down the pipe.
But have you ever thought about what pooping must have been like long before the Ty-D-Bol Man, Mr. Whipple, and your local plumber helped make it all go away?
Imagine dropping trou alongside twenty neighbors. Or pinching a loaf as a humble offering to Sterculius, the Roman god of feces. Or entertaining
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Doug Mayer, Val Stori, and Tod von Jahnes

  • DOUG MAYER is one of the creators of the Porn for Women series.  He is a producer for “Car Talk” from  National Public Radio, and lives in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.   VAL STORI and TOD VON JAHNES are experts on excrement; they live in Vermont, and Washington State, respectively.
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You Don't Know Sh*t

Doug Mayer, Val Stori, and Tod von Jahnes

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