airline food, bagpipes and Barney to soggy cereal, telemarketers and warts,
here is the first A-to-Z, illustrated compendium of everyday annoyances-complete
with truly informative scientific explanations and wry commentary.
When it comes to aggravation,
it's the little things that count. Car alarms, fingernails on a blackboard,
funky word-wrap, having a song stuck in your head, cookie mush at the bottom
of your coffee cup, mosquitoes, mimes, chain letters-and those silly curtains
between First Class and Coach, what are those about?
THE POCKET ENCYCLOPEDIA OF
AGGRAVATION is a unique tour through the things that drive us crazy, full
of fascinating details about their inner workings, causes, remedies and
histories. Deadpan cross-sections, diagrams and technical drawings bring
such things to life as and
the sound waves created by nails on a chalkboard or crinkly candy wrappers.