How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi

How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi

How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi Is a compilation of various nerd night presentations given around the world by nerds to nerds. Want to read about interesting sea creatures? Sex? Health? Death? Tech? Math? They are all here…plus much much more.

Each chapter is a short 5-10 minute read. The topics remind me of those in an intelligent bathroom reader. The chapters quickly get repetitive when read in order all at once. So, they are best read in small doses.

I am the embodiment of this book’s core audience. I’m a Business Systems Analyst but also a CPA. I’m a card-carrying member of Mensa, who loves logic puzzles and taking college courses just for fun. Still, some of these topics were boring. Perhaps 30 percent of the chapters were totally forgettable. I quickly learned to skim quickly to the end of those topics. An equal number of chapters were so great I was describing them to my husband at dinner. So, a fairly good mix.

If you are curious and like to know unusual facts (that honestly you will never need for anything other than Jeopardy or perhaps a British pub quiz), pick up a copy of How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi. 3.5 stars.

Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.

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