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For Dummies Books: Not Just For Dummies
You name it, and there is a "For Dummies" book to help you with any project or hobby. If you want to learn something quickly, buy a "For Dummies" book on that subject. About nine out of ten people have a "For Dummies" book in their library on some particular subject.
The "For Dummies" is a series of easy to read books of instruction intended to help individuals learn and understand what they didn't know before. The "For Dummies" books are reference books that are not really for dummies. Actually, dummies are those who want to know about something, and they don't try to find out about it. "For Dummies" books are for wise people who know they don't know something, but they seek to learn from those easy to use tutorials.
As of now, there over 2,700 of the "For Dummies" titles that have been published, and more titles will appear in bookstores on other subjects. Combined there are over 200 million books in print. The series are not limited to the English language. The series has been a worldwide success with editions in numerous other languages, and they are popular nationwide.
The "For Dummies" books are easy to spot because every one of them in yellow cover with a logo of a black cartoon figure with an inverted triangular face known as the "Dummies Man."
The reason the "For Dummies" series appeal to most people is because the books are user-friendly. The writing is simple and direct. Bold icons are in the margins to emphasize important passages.
Perhaps you want the information, but you don't want to buy the book for whatever reason. You don't have to buy the book to obtain the same information. You can go online to www.dummies.com and get the same information.
Like the books, the website is an easy reference guide. It has the same expert advice and tips that are found in the books. Actually, there are photos and videos showing step-by-step instructions that go along with thousands of subjects.
The website, like the books, is quick and easy and especially good for people who want to see in action how to do a project. There are some interesting how-to videos such as:
- How to chop an onion
- How to carve a turkey
- How to build a compost pile
- How to clean your dogs' ears
- How to determine a serving size without measuring
The "For Dummies" series started in 1991 with the software and computer books being first to come forward. Later the series picked up general titles. Today there is a "For Dummies" book for almost everything you can think of.
- foreign languages
For Dummies' logo is "Making Everything Easier."
Do you own a book For Dummies?
So, if you want to learn something quickly, order a "For Dummies" book about that subject. If you don't want to spend money on the book, go online and watch a video.
There is no excuse anymore for not knowing how to do something you are interested in doing.