Monday, January 14, 2008


Joseph P. Frisbie, Roy Jacuzzi, Jules Leotard and a dozen more are all people who have everyday items named for them. Philip Dodd takes the reader on 15 interesting journeys tracing the origins of these items. Dodd's writing style makes each journey unique and interesting.

This is one of those books that will constantly have the reader saying "I didn't know that!", or "Wow, so that's where that came from!" The book is a treasure trove. Dodd gives objects we take for granted a "heartbeat." All of a sudden we see the object in an entirely different way.

I found this book such an interesting read. It's almost like watching the PBS television show "Antiques Roadshow." As you read Dodd's book, you find yourself enjoying learning. I loved it. What do you think?

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