God's Debris A Thought Experiment (Paperback)
|Author: Scott Adams|
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|*Author: Adams, Scott *Subtitle: A Thought Experiment *Publication Date: 2004/09/01 *Number of Pages: 132 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.00|
From the Publisher:
In God's Debris, best-selling author and creator of Dilbert Scott Adams fashioned a thought-provoking exploration of life's great mysteries (everything from quantum physics and God to psychic phenomena and dating) that quickly captured the attention and imaginations of readers everywhere. The intriguing story of a deliveryman who meets the world's smartest person and learns the secret of reality is threaded with a variety of hypnosis techniques that Adams, a certified hypnotist, used to induce a feeling of euphoric enlightenment in readers to mirror the main character's feelings as he discovers the true nature of the universe.Launched to coincide with the hardcover publication of its sequel, The Religion War (see opposite page), this first paperback edition of God's Debris will soon make the leap to a broader audience. As Adams designed it, the book will "make your brain spin around inside your skull" and drive readers toward The Religion War as they seek to confirm or deny the dizzying impressions and chaotic memories of reading God's Debris.The book provides one of the most compelling visions of reality ever experienced on the printed page. Along the way, readers will enjoy the Thought Experiment: Trying to discover what's wrong with the sage's explanation of reality. This is a book, as Adams says, to be shared and savored with smart friends.
Scott Adams was born and raised in Windham, New York, in the Catskill mountains, but has spent many years living and working in California. He holds a B.A. in economics from Hartwick College and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. Adams also is a certified hypnotist. Adams held a variety of--in his words--"humiliating and low-paying jobs" during his eight years at Crocker National Bank and nine years at Pacific Bell. He has been a bank teller (he was robbed twice at gunpoint), computer programmer, financial analyst, product manager, commercial lender, budget manager, strategist, project manager, and pseudo-engineer. During this time, Adams entertained himself at boring meetings by drawing insulting cartoons of his co-workers and bosses. Eventually, a bespectacled character named Dilbert emerged from the doodles. In 1988, Adams mailed some sample comic strips featuring Dilbert to the major cartoon syndicates. United Feature Syndicate plucked Dilbert out of thousands of submissions received that year and offered Adams a contract. Dilbert was launched in about 50 newspapers in 1989. Adams continued his day job at Pacific Bell until 1995, drawing Dilbert every day before work. Now Adams devotes his entire day (and much of the evening) to Dilbert, including speaking, writing, doing interviews, designing artwork for licensed products, and answering hundreds of email messages. Dilbert has been published in nearly 1,000 newspapers; it has its own website, and more than a million Dilbert books have been sold.