Bathroom Readers Institute Announces Release Of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Music

Ashland, OR (PressExposure) April 19, 2008 -- Bathroom Readers’ Institute and Portable Press announces release of uncle john’s bathroom reader plunges into music. Uncle John loves rock...but he also loves classical, rap, jazz, country, blues, world music—even opera. So the dedicated staff at the BRI plunged into music of all styles and put together this jam-packed volume. In these pages you'll find all of your favorite Bathroom Reader favorites: quotes, lists, origins, trivia, urban legends, behind-the-scenes stories, and loads of lost lore—all with a musical twist. So sit back, take off your headphones, and read about...

•The Rise and Fall of Disco

•Musical legends, from "outsiders" liek the Shaggs and Jandek to the Carter Family, Louis Armstrong, Bach, and the Beatles

•The stories behind popular songs like "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider," "Shiny Happy People," "Tutti Frutti," and "Whole Lotta Love"

•The origins of instruments from the electric guitar adn the the didgeridoo and the hurdy-gurdy

•The strange story of the "Hungarian Suicide Song"

•Musical facts, feuds, fads, and flubs ...and much, much more!

According to Uncle John himself, “More and more people are finding that more and more people on their holiday gift lists have used the bathroom in the recent past and are planning on doing so again during the holiday season and even throughout the New Year. If you are looking for a present that is flush with extra strength, two-ply “info” tainment, the latest titles, look no further as this year we rolled out, Uncle John’s Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader, Uncle John’s Under the Slimy Sea Bathroom Reader For Kids Only, and Uncle John’s Presents The Ultimate Challenge Trivia Quiz, which offer the perfect solutions to the pungently perplexing annual holiday shopping dilemma.”

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series is one of the longest-running, most popular humor collections in the publishing industry. With more than 7 million copies in print, Uncle John taps into a vast resource of hidden readers – the 66 percent who admit to reading in the bathroom. That’s why Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers have been a must-order for book and gift stores worldwide for two decades.

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About Portable Press

The Bathroom Readers’ Institute works out of a little red house in Ashland, Oregon, bringing you the Classic Bathroom Readers, the For Kids Only series, and the occasional “Little John” (such as Tees Off On Golf and the Colossal Collection of Quotable Quotes).

The Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society is based in San Diego and writes the Plunges Into... books. The BRHS also finds new titles for the Uncle John's Presents... series and puts together the highly popular Uncle John's Puzzle Book series.

Contact Information:

Steven Style or Jeffrey Assisi,The Steven Style Group
Portable Press
Ashland, OR

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Press Release Submitted On: March 28, 2008 at 8:19 am
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