"Crazy" people, ignorant people, Dilbert does "serious", dating a psycho and blowing stuff up...

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I am, anti-climactically, referring to my Christmas reading I'm afraid...

I've just opened "Passing For Normal" by Amy Wilensky, a story of her life coping with Tourette's and OCD (for those of you who watch Shameless or Father Ted, apparently Tourette's doesn't just manifest itself as random outbursts of Father Jack-style blasphemy - I've been told...). It's a fascinating insight into this amazing woman's life (to date), and I'm reading with amazement. Find out more on Amazon.

QI's "Book of General Ignorance" is another bit of reading I've done this Crimbo. Until now I never knew Hippopotamus skin weighed about a tonne (a quarter of their total body weight, apparently). Nor did I know the Universe was beige (how boring). Or that Henry VIII had only two (or, arguably, four) wives. Or... Oh just go and buy it - it's great.

The creator of Dilbert has written a less well-known book and released it under the Creative Commons license. Entitled "God's Debris", it bills itself as "a 132-page thought experiment wrapped in a fictional story", and warns that it's not for people with set views on religion. For the rest of us, I think ("hope" maybe?) it's going to turn out to be something of an eye-opener. Another one I'm looking forward to finishing. You can download it below...

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