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Reading A Book For All The Wrong Reasons

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Get a Grip on Physics

Get a Grip on Physics by John Gribbin (Amazon)


Does the end justify the means? If your answer is yes, then I wish Tiger Woods had a different book with him during the night of his recent accident. Perhaps a copy of The Testicle Cookbook would have been more appropriate, since that’s pretty much what is going to happen to him next.

Instead, the book found and photographed in the wreckage of his SUV was a “tattered copy” of Get a Grip on Physics, an obscure general physics almanac written by a university professor, which has since surged to bestseller status on Amazon, going from a measly 396,224 to a ranking of 2,268 within days. Do people really think it holds the secrets to Tiger’s (golf) game?

Via styoyster.

Related reading: The Thermodynamics of Pizza: Essays on Science and Everyday Life

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