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About Brian Boone
Brian Boone has written for Funny or Die, The Onion, Bunny Ears, Vulture, ClickHole, RiffTrax, CBC Comedy, The New Yorker, MAD, Weekly Humorist, Looper, Someecards, How Stuff Works, and many high profile podcasts. He's the author of many children's joke books, the music trivia title I Love Rock n' Roll (Except When I Hate It) and is a longtime contributor and editor for the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series. He lives in San Verguenza, California, with his family.
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Ethics 101 offers an exciting look into the history of moral principles that dictate human behavior. Unlike traditional textbooks that overwhelm, this easy-to-read guide presents the key concepts of ethics in fun, straightforward lessons and exercises featuring only the most important facts, theories, and ideas. Ethics 101 includes unique, accessible elements such as:
-Explanations of the major moral philosophies including utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics, and eastern philosophers including Avicenna, Buddha, and Confucius.
-Classic thought exercises including the trolley problem, the sorites paradox, and agency theory
-Unique profiles of the greatest characters in moral philosophy
-An explanation of modern applied ethics in bioethics, business ethics, political ethics, professional ethics, organizational ethics, and social ethics
From Plato to Jean-Paul Sartre and utilitarianism to antirealism, Ethics 101 is jam-packed with enlightening information that you can’t get anywhere else!
From classical to hard rock, and jazz to hip hop, music is constantly evolving, but many of the basics have stayed the same. Understanding these basics is key to becoming a successful musician and well-rounded music lover.
Music Theory 101 covers everything novice musicians and lifelong learners need to know, including:
-How to read sheet music
-Understanding the construction of chords and scales
-The different rhythm and time signatures
-How keys are identified and organized
Full of music trivia, music history, comprehensive instruction, and visual aids of scales, music symbols, and chords throughout, Music Theory 101 is the essential guide you need for a crash course in music theory that even professional musicians would envy.
Muggle world got you down? Dark Lord actively trying to end you? Horcrux fell in between the abyss that is your couch cushions? Need some laughter but haven’t learned the tickling charm yet? Don’t worry; The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book is here to relieve some of the daily stresses that accompany a life of witchcraft and wizardry. “Tom” Riddles, knock-knock jokes, and plenty of puns:
For fans of the Harry Potter series, this gut-busting compendium of charming and magical quips pokes fun at some of your favorite characters and scenes from the books and movies. The jokes highlight some of the major characters, including Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid, Dumbledore, and Voldemort, as well as many magical elements from the wizard world!
Featuring hundreds of jokes and more than fifty fantastic illustrations, this joke book provides endless amounts of fun and clean humor for readers and fans of the bestselling series.
Inside you will find awesome trivia such as:
This book is complete with silly illustrations to make becoming a master of Minecrafter facts even more fun. Whether you’re at home or school, you can have all your friends and family in awe of your Minecrafter knowledge!
Here’s just a sampling of the jokes you’ll find inside:
Which Hogwarts professor gets blamed for everything? Professor Snape Goat.
What’s Professor Lupin’s favorite day of the week? Moonday.
Why did Gilderoy Lockhart team up with Nearly Headless Nick? He needed a ghostwriter.
Did you hear that Professor McGonagall’s animagi and Crookshanks get together and gossip about students? They’re very catty.
Featuring pages and pages of jokes and more than fifty fantastic illustrations for Hogwarts lovers, this joke book provides endless fun. Have all your friends spellbound by hours of laughter!
Here are hundreds of hilarious jokes from the Harry Potter world for every muggle, wizard, and squib. The Pottermore website allows Harry Potter fans everywhere to be sorted into the house that’s right for them, and now loyal Hufflepuffs everywhere can find themselves in The Unofficial Harry Potter Jokes Book: Howling Hilarity for Hufflepuff. This fourth book will continue the silly jokes, funny art, and hilarious one-liners specific to the most underrated house of all, and to the wider wizard world.
Jokes include clever lines such as:
At least at first, did Cedric like being in the Triwizard Tournament?
Yeah, he could really Diggory it!
What does a Hufflepuff do after a wand duel?
He huffs and puffs!
What kind of cereal do they serve at Hogwarts?
Why did Professor Sprout take the Herbology job?
She wanted to get back to her roots.
Tonks. Tonks who?
Tonks a lot!
Featuring hundreds of jokes and fifty fantastic illustrations, this joke book provides endless amounts of fun for readers and fans of the bestselling series
The Pottermore website allows Harry Potter fans everywhere to be sorted into the house that’s right for them, and now the Ravenclaws the world over will find their place in The Unofficial Harry Potter Jokes Book: Raucous Jokes and Riddikulus Riddles for Ravenclaw. This third book in the series dives deeper into this magical universe, poking fun of every wizard and muggle from Hogsmead to the Ministry of Magic itself.
Jokes include clever lines such as:
What do you get when you cross a Ravenclaw with the infirmary?
We value wit, humor…and brains! Or maybe we’re just “for the birds.”
Who are we? Ravenclaw
Why did everybody want to take Professor Flitwick's class?
Because he was so "charming."
Why did Gilderoy Lockhart team up with Nearly Headless Nick?
He needed a ghost-writer.
Featuring hundreds of jokes and fifty fantastic illustrations, this joke book provides endless amounts of fun for readers and fans of the bestselling series.
From Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Charles Dickens' Tiny Tim to Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy and Shakespeare's Juliet, British authors have created some of the most compelling characters in all of literature. But too often, textbooks reduce these vibrant voices to boring summaries that would put even an English dean to sleep.
English Lit 101 is an engaging and comprehensive guide through the major players in American literature. From romanticism to modernism and every literary movement in between, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts, along with easy-to-understand explanations on why each author's work was important then and still relevant now. So whether you're looking for a refresher course on key English literature or want to learn about it for the first time, English Lit 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.
A pun-derful collection of jokes and wordplay for kids
This hilarious collection of puns will delight kids of all ages. Featuring all-new jokes and accompanied by clever illustrations, The Jokiest Joking Puns Book Ever Written will keep kids amused for hours!
Inside are gems like:
What does a house wear?
What do you call an alligator in a vest?
The birthday party was a disaster.
Even the cake was in tiers.
What kind of shorts do clouds wear?
You won’t need the tickling charm after reading this collection! This fantastical box set contains all four of the Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Books:
- Great Guffaws for Gryffindor
- Stupefying Shenanigans for Slytherin
- Howling Hilarity for Hufflepuff
- Raucous Jokes and Riddikulus Riddles for Ravenclaw
Featuring hundreds of jokes and more than fifty fantastic illustrations, each joke book provides endless amounts of fun and clean humor for readers and fans of the bestselling series.