I'm with Stupid
We often turn to books to make us feel smarter, but books like these cheerfully celebrate foolishness and error.
Book of All-Time Stupidest Top 10 Lists (Workman) by Kathryn and Ross Petras gathers enough unfortunate quotes, unintended ironies and mangled cliches for 10 primaries, like this gem from a soccer player: "We lost because we didn't win."
The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong (Crown) by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson patiently explains that a defibrillator won't start a stopped heart, Mussolini didn't make the trains run on time, high testosterone levels don't make people aggressive and much more.
The Super Book of Useless Information: The Most Powerfully Unnecessary Things You Never Need to Know (Penguin) by Don Voorhees reads a little like a drill for Jeopardy: Name a slave state that didn't secede from the Union, how many feet of DNA a cell contains, and which writer had a No. 1 movie, TV show and book at the same time. (What's Kentucky, what's 3, who's Michael Crichton?)
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor