Great American Bathroom Book

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The Great American Bathroom Book is the name of a three book series - Vol. 1, Vol. 2 and Vol. 3, published in 1992, 1993 and 1994, respectively. The books were published by Compact Classics, a small US publishing house.

The vast majority of the books is devoted to short two page summaries of classic literature - allowing one to finish the topic at hand in one 'sitting'. It achieved great popularity as bathroom reading material relatively quickly, with all books combined reportedly selling three million copies.[citation needed]

The books are currently out of print, but Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 has been reprinted under a new title - Passing Time in the Loo by Scarab Book Limited.

Vol. 1[edit]

Published by Compact Classics in June 1992.

ISBN 1-880184-04-4

Contents include:

  • Summaries of classic literature;
  • Biographies
  • Business & Leadership
  • Word Power
  • Sports Summaries - How Games are Played
  • Trivia

Vol. 2[edit]

Published by Compact Classics in November 1993.

ISBN 1-880184-10-9

Vol. 3[edit]

Published by Compact Classics in November 1994.

ISBN 1-880184-26-5

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