51Stunts51 Impossible Stunts Anyone Can Do

New from Sam Bartlett:
A compact collection of some of the world’s greatest “impossible” maneuvers. Fully explained, fully doable, fully fun, & fully ridiculous!

Includes: Watermelon Karate Chop, Floating Card Stunt, How to Unlock a Car With Your Mouth, & Crawling Aluminum Foil.

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“Put your computers away! Sam Bartlett has given us the keys and the door is open to a wonderful world of imagination and possibility.” Bill Frisell


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The Best of Stuntology by Sam Bartlett is an extraordinary illustrated collection of tricks, absurd games, and human maneuvers that can be done by anyone using their own body and everyday objects lying around the house.   It is manual to be read and reread, a chronicle of how humans creatively avoid boredom and crack themselves up.  The Best of Stuntology (Workman, 2008) is sold worldwide and has been translated into Finnish and German.

I only wish I’d been given this book when I was nine.
– Ira Glass, Host of PRI’s This American Life.

Packed with terrific pranks and stunts. The illustrations are hilarious.
– Will Shortz, The New York Times

I tried several of these stunts out on my patients. They didn’t laugh, but I sure did.
– Atul Gawande, MacArthur Fellow, surgeon, and New Yorker staff writer.

You never know when you might need to amuse your friends, distract an enemy, impress or gross out a loved one, or test your own credulity. For all of the above reasons, it seems reasonable to expect that Sam Bartlett’s collection will soon join the Gideon Bible in the top drawer of your favorite motel’s dresser.
– Jane Hamilton, Oprah’s Book Club author, A Map of the World and Disobedience.