Hooray for Dummies!!!

One of the best things I ever did was sign up for the Pixel of Ink newsletter.  They send a daily list of free & bargain eBooks.  (Mostly kindle and nook.)  There are usually 8-10 books listed each day, each with a synopsis and classified by genre, with a link to download.  I add a free book or two to my kindle almost every day!  Cozies, other mysteries, nonfiction, cookbooks, knitting books!  It’s a treasure trove.

Today’s download was fun – A Little Bit of Everything for Dummies!

Twenty years ago the very first For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, was published.   From that first printing of that first book came a series unlike anything in the publishing world.  This e-book offers chapters – in honor of the 20 years – from 20 out of the thousands  of For Dummies books  (seriously, google “for dummies”, choose images, and shake your heads in wonder).

The chapters are grouped into five main parts:

Part I: Dummies Classics:  Four chapters  (including the very first bo0k):

DOS for Dummies – The Doss Shell
Windows 7 for Dummies – Connecting Computers with a Network
Sex for Dummies – Avoiding Sexual Relationship Pitfalls
French for Dummies  – Going Out of Town

Part II: Daily Dose of Dummies: Four chapters (lifestyle, self-help, and business skills):

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dummies – Ten Healthy Attitudes For Living
Meditation for Dummies – Relaxing Your Body and Calming Your Mind
Leadership for Dummies – The Responsibilities of a Leader
Marketing for Dummies – Leveraging Face-to-Face Marketing Opportunities

Part III, Fun with Dummies:  Six chapters:

Royal Wedding for Dummies – Charting the Course of the Royal Romance
Guitar for Dummies – Rock
Digital Photography for Dummies – Handling and Cleaning Your Camera and Gear
Puppies for Dummies – Socialization and Civility
Knitting for Dummies – Tools of the Trade    <——- Yay!
Wine for Dummies – Marrying Wine with Food

Part IV, Get Social:  Three chapters:

Facebook for Dummies – Building Out Your Profile
Social Media Marketing for Dummies – Joining the Conversation
Dating for Dummies – The Perfect Date: Person and Place

Part V, Going Global:  Three chapters:

British History for Dummies – The Sun Never Sets, But It Don’t Shine Either
Canadian History for Dummies – Borden and the Great War
Rugby Union for Dummies – The World Cup

A great sampler of why – no matter what the topic – the for Dummies books are so popular.  I plan to learn something new!

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