##### Title: Easy as Pi: The Countless Ways We Use Numbers Every Day

Author: Jamie Buchan

ISBN: 978-1606521342

Publisher: Readers Digest

Genre: Reference

Published: April 15, 2010

Length: 176 Pages

Price: $14.95

Hardcover

Book Blurb:

Have you ever stopped to think how many countless ways we use numbers? From the ring of the alarm clock in the morning to the numbers triggering our cell phones, our world is designed with numbers in mind. With Easy as Pi, you’ll get the 4-1-1 on the fascinating origin of many of the numbers we use or read about every day.

What makes “cloud nine” and “seventh heaven” so blissful?

Why is number 7 so lucky and 13 so unlucky?

Is “fourth-dimensional thinking” really out of this world?

What prompted Ray Bradbury to call his novelFahrenheit 451?

How did 007 become James Bond’s number?

For the math averse: Be not afraid. Easy as Pi is not a textbook but rather a lively look at the derivation of numerical expressions and their inescapable influence on our culture — from book titles to bus schedules. To sum it up, Easy as Pi equals one clever and often hilarious collection.

**My Review:**

I’ll be honest…you want honesty, right? This book wasn’t my cup of tea. Now, please don’t misunderstand. It is chock full of information about every numerical saying known to man, including many I have never heard of. On the other hand, it is a book chock full of every numerical saying known to man. You see where I’m going with this?

I am very sure that lots of people love reading that kind of stuff. I personally know several people with fountains of random trivia coming out of their mouths all the time. That is the type of person who would likely enjoy this book. It is definitely full of lots of trivia and some pretty good information. I just wish there was some humor or *something* to make the material easier on the brain.

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