Pogue's Basics: Life - David Pogue

Pogue's Basics: Life

By David Pogue

  • Release Date: 2015-11-24
  • Genre: Reference
3 Score: 3 (From 10 Ratings)


New York Times Bestseller

Do you know the pinhole-finger trick for seeing without glasses?
Did you realize that booking a hotel room with your phone is cheaper than doing it on your PC?
Do you know how to get the last dregs of ketchup out of the bottle—in one second?

In David Pogue's New York Times bestselling book Pogue's Basics: Tech, the author shared his essential tips and tricks for making all your gadgets seem easier, faster, and less of a hassle to use. In this new book, he widens his focus—to life itself. In these pages, you'll find more than 150 tricks, shortcuts, and cheats for everyday life: house and home, cars, clothing, travel, food, health, and more. This timeless reference book will shed light on priceless bits of advice and life hacks that already exist in the world around you—you just never knew!

Tips include: Insider cheats for cheap air fare, how to read signs in other languages, the three-cent trick for staying awake behind the wheel, how to know which side of the highway your exit will be on, how to quench a spicy mouth on fire, and much much more!


  • This book is useless.

    By TW6DC
  • Who Cares

    By bitbunch
    I didn't read this book, but I'm leaving this 5 star review to offset the only other review, a 1 star review. Type Os don't brother me won bit.
  • Book description has two typos

    By goron32
    I haven't read the book but I saw two typos in the book description. How to stay away (awake) and what side your exist (exit) will be on.