Synopsis (from Amazon):
This text claims to have the answers to (just about) every question you might have. Whether you need to unclog a sink or wash your cat, you’ll find clear, step-by-step instructions on how to do it. There are also checklists, calendars, charts and tools that will help you get the job done quickly and easily. For every task, there are concise step-by-step instructions, helpful tips and warnings, as well as useful lists of everything you’ll need. Browse through these pages to discover how to: tie a tie; plant a lawn; carve a turkey; write a business plan; ask for a raise; unclog a sink; juggle; change your motor oil; lose weight; write a love letter; train a dog; prevent jet lag; burp a baby; and much more. Whatever you need to do, you’ll know where to look for complete, authoritative instructions. A thorough keyword index will guide you to the exact solution you need. And with 1001 how-to-solutions, you’ll not only find what you’re looking for, but also a few things you hadn’t considered.
This might just be the most useful book on the planet! It’s packed with 1001 useful guides to doing, as the title says, just about everything; from helping your child prepare for the first day of school, to repairing your credit history; from planning a wedding to delivering puppies or kittens; and everything in between!
It’s also very usefully split into sections like Computers and Home Electronics; Food; Family; Health and Fitness; and Sports and Recreation. Each guide is in easy-to-understand language (you’ll find no jargon here!) and is simple to follow, also giving tips and warnings where appropriate.
If you’re looking for a book that you can dip into and find out how to do pretty much anything, then this is the book for you. It even gives you the web address of the eHow website, where you can get your hands on even more useful guides. Seriously, this is a book you’ll keep hold of and refer to time and time again, whenever life throws a curve-ball at you and you’re not sure what to you – like an old and very knowledgeable friend, it will be there, waiting to tell you how to deal with it all!
Reviewed by Kell Smurthwaite