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Book Review: “Buy Shoes On Wednesday And Tweet At 4:00” Is Entertaining And Informative

Shaina Eng |
September 30, 2012 | 6:00 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Mark Di Vincenzo's sequel to "Buy Ketchup In May and Fly at Noon" gives more great tips on the best time to do things. (HarperCollins)
Mark Di Vincenzo's sequel to "Buy Ketchup In May and Fly at Noon" gives more great tips on the best time to do things. (HarperCollins)
Have you ever wondered what is the best month to buy clothes or wanted to know when is the best time to throw out old vitamins? Mark Di Vincenzo’s new book “Buy Shoes on Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00” can give you the answers to these questions and much, much more. (In case you were wondering, the answers are January or May and two years after the expiration date, respectively.)

The sequel to “The New York Times” bestseller “Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon,” Di Vincenzo’s latest book is crammed with lots of useful and interesting information. It is divided into 14 chapters, giving helpful hints on everything from when to get rid of things and when to buy things to how you can make the most of your time. It also includes sections dedicated to beauty, health, children, travel and food.

“Buy Shoes on Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00” is not your ordinary interesting facts book. The book’s format is in a question and answer form, and each answer is filled with detailed facts, additional tips and second opinions. The information contained in these pages is not useless; everything in the book is relevant to everyday life.

The book is well-written and a quick and easy read. Because each chapter contains dozens of small sections that focus on a specific topic, you can read as much or as little as you want, skip around, or read it cover-to-cover.

In writing and compiling the information in “Buy Shoes on Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00,” Di Vincenzo conducted extensive research, including interviews with experts. Furthermore, these nuggets of information are not saturated with source citations that interrupt the flow of the text; the sources are all cited at the end of the book, for easy reference and easier reading.

A fun and interesting read, “Buy Shoes on Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00” is a great source for conversation starters. If you are a trivia buff or looking for a quick and entertaining book to read, you cannot go wrong with this.

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