It’s clear that here at The Young Folks we love Top 10 lists. We think lists are a fun and interesting way to put our ideas out there and be a little more creative about it. That’s exactly the vibe I got when I read Daniel Harmon’s Super Pop! Pop Culture Lists to Help You Win at Trivia, Survive in the Wild, and Make It Through the Holidays.
I love pop culture. It was great sitting down with Super Pop! Harmon is well-versed in pop culture and offers up both expected and unexpected picks for his lists. Being quite knowledgeable of pop culture, I found myself agreeing or adamantly disagreeing with his choices. However, he also threw in recommendations of books, movies, shows, etc. that I had never heard of or been meaning to check out.
Super Pop! is an excellent source for those looking for new pop culture entertainment. Even if you don’t pay attention to the world of entertainment, you’ll still find yourself drawn into many of these lists. Harmon has a great voice, balancing knowledge and wit well. Seriously, if you’re looking for movies and shows to watch, books to read, music and podcasts to listen to, Super Pop! is a great place to start.
Since we rejoice in everything pop culture here at The Young Folks, We are giving away an AUTOGRAPHED copy of Super Pop!, along with a super Super Pop! Button as well as some swag from Zest Books.
Learn more about Super Pop! and Daniel Harmon
Super Pop! Pop Culture Lists to Help You Win at Trivia, Survive in the Wild, and Make It Through the Holidays by Daniel Harmon (published by Zest Books, June 2013, $16.99; ISBN 9781936976362)
As David Letterman demonstrates on the Late Show, top ten lists are really funny. And we know lists are a great way to get organized, get things done, and streamline life’s many tasks. But now, pop culture expert Daniel Harmon takes a totally new approach to list making in his new book Super Pop! and organizes 500 movies, songs, video games, and books into top ten lists that not only have the power to entertain, but also to help create a new and better you!
Super Pop! offers a maximum-pleasure, minimum-effort way to become smarter, happier, and a little bit more likely to survive a shark attack. This wide-ranging collection organizes pop culture’s greatest hits—including blockbusting movies, bestselling books, platinum albums, and more—into hilarious, provocative, and weirdly edifying top ten lists, and provides quick-hitting commentary in the nearly 500 entries.
“A weird, witty, endlessly entertaining compendium for the budding pop-culture aficionado.” – Kirkus Reviews
“This is a go-to resource for [those] looking to bone up on pop culture, sound interesting at a party, or craft the perfect playlist for a workout.” – Booklist
“This book is terrific fun just for browsing purposes. But as a source of potential teaching / discussion / writing ideas, it’s downright invaluable.” – School Library Journal
Daniel Harmon is the author of Super Pop! Pop Culture Top Ten Lists to Help You Win at Trivia, Survive in the Wild, and Make It Through the Holidays, a pop culture connoisseur, and editorial director of Zest Books.
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About Zest Books:
Zest Books is an award-winning publisher of smart and edgy titles that focus on the colorful chaos of teen life, covering timely topics in creative ways by incorporating solid life advice, practical how-to instruction, and humorous commentary. In addition to publishing nonfiction, Zest Books has a line of True Stories memoirs and first person accounts, and is distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Learn more at http://www.zestbooks.net