I have said it before and will say it again:
"The Collected Almanac" is probably the one book I would want on a desert-island; so much to pore over again and again. (My copies of that newsletter, from when I subscribed years ago, are carefully-stored in the archives, next to my Wenii, but I digress...)
Coincidently, #2 on my list of desert-island books would probably be "Lifesavers". --I will wax-enthusiastic about that book on the old thread which Dustin revived above.
This post is to assure anyone who may (for whatever reason) feel wary about buying either of these books--DON'T!
Lock in the pre-publishing price, and you will thank me later. :cool:
P.S. You know that perfect, legendary restaurant you can recommend to anybody coming to town, confidently knowing they will have a great time? (In San Francisco, for examples, try Bix, Sam's Grill, The Slanted Door, and (or) The Fog City Diner...)
Similarly, these books whoop ass, will imrpove your brain, and make you grin repeatedly at the sheer cleverness.
Honestly, I am a SERIOUSLY cynical jerk who has seen a lot of "magic books" lo these 35 years: both of these get my absolute highest recommendation.
I repeat: you will thank me later. :)