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Getting into Guinness One Man's Longest, Fastest, Highest Journey Inside the World's Most Famous Record Book

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ISBN-10: 0061373486

ISBN-13: 9780061373480

Edition: 2008

Authors: Larry Olmsted

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A fascinating mix of participatory journalism and history, Getting Into Guinness is the never-before told story of the bestselling copyrighted book of all time. Veteran reporter Larry Olmsted began a personal quest to break an existing world record, then to set another one, and soon he was fully immersed in the crazy and highly competitive world of record breaking. This is his behind-the-scenes report of the characters who created the famous record book and continue to make it wackier and wackier with every passing year. The enthralling 50-year history of the Guinness World Records is a story of phenomenal success, equally compelling failures, and extreme oddities. People all over the world…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/16/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Writer, editor and book author specializing in travel, golf, lifestyle topics, skiing, food, wine & spirits, poker & gaming, outdoor recreation and participant sports. Published more than 3000 articles, including features and cover stories. Contributor to major publications.

Author's Note
Introduction
Meet Ashrita, Record Breaker for God
The Greatest Record of All: Birds, Beaver, Beer, and Sir Hugh's Impossible Question
Getting into Guinness Gets Personal
Guinnessport: Getting into Guinness Goes Prime Time
15 Minutes of Fame
Seventy-Two Hours in Hell: Getting Back into Guinness
The Cheese Does Not Stand Alone: Giant Food and Guinness
Records Go Global
The Dark Side: Guinness Records Gone Bad
Epilogue
The Stories of My Favorite Records
The Long Way into Guinness: An Ode to Drudgery
So You Want to Be a Record Breaker?
A Record-Breaking Timeline
Acknowledgments
Endnotes
Index