For Dummies manuals are awesome; who doesn’t love an in-depth, easy-t0-understand guide to teach them all about something they’ve been dying to learn to do? These titles, though, will leave you shaking your head; check them out!
1. Baby Massage For Dummies by Joanne Bagshaw and Ilene Fox
Baby massage is supposed to cure a whole plethora of ailments according to this guide. Mostly, it just looks creepy, though. And who needs a guide to teach them how to touch their baby, anyway?
2. Elvis For Dummies by Susan Doll
If you’re enough of an Elvis fan to buy a book about him, I don’t think you’re a “dummy” on the topic, to be honest. And does a celebrity really require a manual? What are you learning to do?
3. Mindfulness For Dummies by Shamash Alidina
Okay, I know part of this manual teaches relaxation techniques, but doesn’t it seem a little oxymoronic to teach a “dummy” to be mindful?
4. Wilderness Survival For Dummies by John Haslett and Cameron Smith
If you find yourself in a wilderness survival situation, and you need a For Dummies manual, you’re not going to survive. Sorry.
5. Facebook For Dummies by Carolyn Abram
Millions of people have managed to figure out how to use Facebook without any help at all. First, is there really enough to learn about Facebook to fill an entire book? Second, who on earth thinks they need to read an entire book to figure out how it works?
6. Sex For Dummies by Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer
Not touching this one. Suffice it to say, if you feel that you need to read a For Dummies manual about it, you probably don’t have to worry about encountering a situation where you need that manual.
7. Forensics For Dummies by D. P. Lyle
What untrained layperson is expecting to land in a situation where they need to act as a CSI? Unless you’re Jessica Fletcher, this is not going to happen to you.
8. Building Beehives For Dummies by Howland Blackiston
If you’re a “dummy,” and you’re adding bees to that situation, no one wants to be your neighbor.
9. String Theory For Dummies by Andrew Zimmerman Jones and Daniel Robbins
10. Getting an IT Help Desk Job For Dummies by Tyler Regas
Study Computer Science. Apply for jobs. Appear competent in an interview. How much more could there be?
There you go, folks. If you want to learn how to do any of these things, I suggest you don’t tell anyone about it.
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