By Andy Warner
NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Hilarious, unique, and illustrated histories in the back of a few of life's commonest and underappreciated items - from the paperclip and the toothbrush to the activities bra and curler skates
Brief Histories of daily items is a photograph journey during the strange construction of a few of the mundane goods that encompass us in our day-by-day lives. Chapters are peppered with ballpoint pen riots, cowboy wars, and very undesirable Victorian useful jokes. dependent round the diverse destinations in our domestic and day-by-day life—the kitchen, the rest room, the workplace, and the grocery store—award-nominated illustrator Andy Warner strains the customarily excellent and infrequently advanced histories at the back of the goods we frequently take without any consideration. Readers find out how Velcro was once created after a Swiss engineer took his puppy for a stroll; how a naval engineer invented the Slinky; a German housewife, the espresso clear out; and an intensive feminist and anti-capitalist, the sport Monopoly. this is often either a booklet of histories and a booklet approximately histories. It explores how lies develop into legends, exchange routes spring up, and empires upward push and fall—all from the viewpoint of your toothbrush or toilet.
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