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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers (the penultimate card)

August 23, 2013

Children’s: What pungent Jon Scieszka fairy tale character runs away, only to find that no one is looking for him?

Classics: How many feet tall was Frankenstein’s monster, in the Mary Shelley novel?

Non-Fiction: Who was credited with launching “New Journalism” in 1965, with The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby?

Book Club: Who stuck David Kepesh at the center of his novels The Breast, The Professor of Desire and The Dying Animal?

Authors: How many ex-hubbies had romance novelists Danielle Steel chalked up by 2002?

Book Bag: What late-night TV host issued Naked Pictures of Famous People, a collection of essays that included Adolf Hitler: The Larry King Interview?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 23, 2013 8:58 am

    2. 8 ft.
    5. 5 times
    6. Jon Stewart

    That’s all I got!

  2. August 23, 2013 9:20 am

    Children’s: The Stinky Cheese Man?

    Classics: 7?

    Non-Fiction: Tom Wolfe

  3. Sarah permalink
    August 23, 2013 9:21 am

    1. The Stinky Cheese Man! Loved that book as a kid.
    6. Jon Stewart

    I don’t know the others.

  4. August 23, 2013 11:31 am

    Stinky Cheese Man
    8 ft tall? I don’t know, really…

  5. August 23, 2013 5:11 pm

    Shoot. Forgot to get in early. Not reading other comments:

    Children’s: The Stinky Cheese Man

    Classics: 8? Just a guess, but it’s the first number that jumped into my head.

    Non-Fiction: Mr. Spy and I were just talking about this. Tom Wolfe.

    Book Club: Philip Roth.

    Authors: No idea. But I’m going to guess that it’s only slightly less than Frankenstein’s height in feet.

    Book Bag: Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert. I’ll guess Stewart.

  6. August 26, 2013 6:11 pm

    Children’s: The Stinky Cheese Man
    Classics: Eight
    Non-Fiction: Tom Wolfe
    Book Club: Philip Roth
    Authors: Five
    Book Bag: Jon Stewart

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