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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

August 3, 2012

Children’s: What Judy Blume novel was banned by grade schools for addressing menstruation?

Classics: What Shakespearean character falls on his sword, with the help of his faithful servant Strato?

Non-Fiction: What bestseller did Anthony Bourdain say was inspired by “twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior, and haute cuisine”?

Book Club: Who wrote Joy School, her sequel to Durable Goods, because she missed its heroine, Katie?

Authors: What author of the play An Ideal Husband left his wife Constance in 1886, claiming he’d been away so long he’d forgotten his house number?

Book Bag: What U.S. President does Saddam Hussein replace with a surgically altered look-alike, in Jeffrey Archer’s Honor Among Thieves?

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  1. August 3, 2012 8:03 am

    Children’s: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

    Classics: King Lear

    Non-Fiction: Kitchen Confidential

    Authors: Oscar Wilde

    I did good this week!

    • August 3, 2012 1:59 pm

      Whoops, sorry this is Melissa. I forgot to log out of the Classics Club and log in as myself. Sorry!
      p.s. I think harri3tspy is right about Julius Caesar.

  2. August 3, 2012 9:36 am

    I got the same ones as The Classics Club, but I think the sword one is Brutus in Julius Caesar, not King Lear. There are a lot of self-inflicted (or, in this case, lightly assisted) sword wounds in Shakespeare.

  3. Karen D permalink
    August 3, 2012 3:57 pm

    I knew _Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret_ and vaguely recall Brutus being the sword-suicide.

  4. August 3, 2012 8:38 pm

    Children’s: Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.

    Authors: Oscar Wilde

    The others I just can’t remember. It’s been a long week.

  5. August 6, 2012 1:28 pm

    Children’s: Are you there God? It’s me Margaret
    Classics: Brutus
    Non-fiction: Kitchen Confidential
    Book Club: Elizabeth Berg
    Authors: Oscar Wilde
    Book Bag: Bill Clinton

  6. August 7, 2012 8:33 am

    I knew the Judy Blume one! and Kitchen Confidential AND guessed Oscar Wilde because it sounds like something he would say.

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