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Comments for Oh, the Things I Know!
Before Al Franken was the elected Senator from Minnesota he wrote a few humorous books on a variety of topics. Oh, The Things I Know! is in the vein of a graduation keynote address with a few nods to Dr. Seuss's Oh the Places You'll Go.
This short book of advice in essay form has twenty-nine chapters, an introduction and an afterword. The advice is aimaed at different parts of a person's life starting with graduation and going through the end life (Oh, the Nursing Home You'll Wind Up In!)
Some of the advice is practical on how to have a happy but realistic marriage and how to not be taken in by investment scams. And some of it is off the wall, like where to hide when your coworker goes postal. Near the end there's a chapter of just long distance telephone codes (Oh, the Places You'll Call) which is useful and off the wall.
Oh, the Things I Know! is perfect bathroom reading. The short chapters are easy to read and the book is small enough to slip into a magazine rack.