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A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People

2011

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Summary

???People who rely on stereotypes are often vilified. But really, is there a better way to classify people? There are some taxonimical difficulties, though. Exactly how many types of people are there? What behaviours are characteristic of each particular group? How do you know if you've spotted an armchair psychologist or a kleptomaniac? Gabe Foreman's A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People is not your average reference book. It turns a series of sociological case studies into a functional encyclopedia that doubles as a unique, achingly funny, always engaging collection of poems. 'Bridesmaids,' 'Day Traders,' 'Entomologists' and 'Number Crunchers' are all dutifully catalogued in a series of luminously strange, compellingly original lyric and prose poems. The resulting field guide to our disparate humanity is often absurd, sometimes sad, and frequently a mixture of both, as each entry unravels according to its own spidery logic.

Authors

Control Number Identifier
CaOOCEL
Dewey Decimal Classification Number
C811/.6
Dewey Decimal Edition Number
23
General Note
Poems
Edited by Kevin Connolly"--Colophon
Issued as part of the desLibris books collection
LCCN
PR9199.4.F674
LCCN Item number
C66 2011eb
Modifying agency
CaBNVSL
Original cataloging agency
CaOONL
Physical Description | Extent
1 electronic text (93 p.)
Publisher or Distributor Number
CaOOCEL
System Control Number
(CaBNVSL)slc00229735
(OCoLC)785782129
(CaOOCEL)443761
System Details Note
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Transcribing agency
CaOONL
Rights
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions