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mental_floss presents:
Condensed Knowledge
edited by: Will Pearson, Mangesh Hattikudur & Elizabeth Hunt
Book Review by Amy Coffin
Ever wanted to look like you know it all without actually having to learn it all? If so, then Condensed Knowledge is for you. The creative minds behind mental_floss magazine have joined seventeen experts to deliver countless facts in a light and amusing manner. The result is a general education delivered the way Americans like it: quickly and with minimal effort.

Will Pearson, Mangesh Hattikudur and Elizabeth Hunt edited this handy reference tool that’s divided into fifteen subjects: Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, General Science, Geography and Culture, History, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Physics, Pop Culture, Psychology, and Religion.

Condensed Knowledge can be read in bits and pieces or from cover to cover. The experts have managed to make learning fun and often funny. One glance at the biology section and you won’t look at pollen the same again.

This book even has highlighted sections that are of use in party conversations. The experts tell you the right terms to drop and witty comebacks if you’re questioned.

Condensed Knowledge is the ultimate refresher course to get the old brain gears cranking again. The information contained within is equivalent to all the 101 classes in college. Read the book at your leisure to learn something new, impress your friends or just kick ass at Jeopardy!