STINK BUGS OF ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE IN AMERICA NORTH OF MEXICO
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Boca Raton, Fla. 33431, 800-272-7737, fax: 800-374-3401, Internet:
by Donna M. Thompson of Bakersfield, Calif.
Each year we
try to include a literary selection in the Holiday Gift Guide, for
the ''intellectual'' type of human on your list. This year we are
very pleased to present one of the ''catchiest'' titles we can remember:
Stink Bugs of Economic Importance in America North of Mexico.
We frankly cannot understand why this book is not already an
international bestseller. It has all the elements you look for
in a classic ''page-turner,'' including:
to identify stink bugs (we are not experts, but we assume that
you smell them).
you can lose 85 pounds in just two weeks without dieting.
of all your favorite movie stars naked.
not all of these elements actually appear in Stink Bugs of Economic
Importance in America North of Mexico. We frankly have not had
time to read it ourselves. But we are convinced, based on taking
a good strong gander at it from the outside, that this book
will be a huge hit with whoever gets it -- especially if you
give it to some lucky youngster. Forget about the Sony PlayStation2
or those so-called ''Harry Potter'' books. Imagine the look
on the face of a child when he or she opens this book and sees,
for the first time in his or her young life, a chart labeled
''Crop Production and Value Summary of Important Agricultural
Commodities Reportedly Damaged by Stink Bugs,'' with detailed
acreage breakdowns on such crops as alfalfa, corn, macadamias
and even dry beans! Do not be surprised to see the child's eyes
brim with tears of happiness.
to Hollywood insiders, Stink Bugs of Economic Importance in
America North of Mexico will soon be made into a major motion
picture starring Keanu Reeves as a genetically enhanced soybean
plant who leads his crop in a valiant defense against a ferocious
army of invading stink bugs led by the evil queen, Odora (Courtney