The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information
By The Onion (Hardcover Book, 2012)
Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion's compendium of all things known.

Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is packed with valuable information-such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one's self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or "pail." With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $29.99 US/$32.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316133265

    • On Sale Date: 10/23/2012

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

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Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion's compendium of all things known.

Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is packed with valuable information-such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one's self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or "pail." With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.

In a history spanning 24 years, eight popular books, and numerous awards, The Onion has attracted legions of loyal fans drawn to its fearless reporting and scathing commentary on world events, human behavior, and journalistic convention. Its home offices are in Chicago.

  • THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE by The Onion


  • THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE by The Onion

  • "An encyclopedic fun house of information and illustrations teeming with hundreds of entries covering everything from the letter A to Zibby the cartoon squirrel." (Elle).

  • "A tome so replete with knowledge [that it allows readers] to win friends and influence people." (- Entertainment Weekly).

  • "One of the best works that "The Onion" has ever produced...[it] dryly parodies an encyclopedia in the most comprehensive manner imaginable." (- Huffington Post Comedy).

  • "Forget Wikipedia, burn all your books, and snap that Encarta CD Rom in half, because The Onion has just released its BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE." (- MSN's The Bubble).

  • "Leave it to the geniuses at The Onion, who have revolutionized the science of sarcasmic infoengineering in the weekly print newspaper format, to do the same for the venerable encyclopedia. Miraculously, in only 250 or so pages, they have managed to cram more meaningful information about our universe into one book than Google or Bing or even Alta Vista have been able to do with several times that number of "web pages"." (Popmatters.com).

  • "Everything you've ever wanted to know about anything." (Huffington Post).

  • "Extremely funny." (Miami Herald).

  • "Long on laughs." (The Economist).

  • Praise for OUR DUMB CENTURY:

    "An especially clever lampoon of American ignorance." (New York Magazine).

  • "This atlas finds ways to ridicule countries around the world....Each dig is more hilarious--and less politically correct--than the last." (Wired).

  • "Genius...the most consistently hilarious spot on the flogged dead horse of American comedy." (Esquire).

  • "Makes its readers teary-eyed with laughter...The Onion gleefully offends, armed with a ... combination of puerility and intelligence." (Washington Post).

  • "Consistently funny (and crude, irreverent, tasteless and brilliant)." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "More of what The Onion does best: Make readers collapse in fits of giggles." (Scott Coffman, Louisville Courier-Journal).

Product Details

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $29.99 US/$32.99 CAN
  • Pages: 256
  • Physical Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 10-7/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316133265
  • On Sale Date: 10/23/2012
The Onion Book of Known Knowledge