Blank: The Power of Not Actually Thinking at All (A Mindless Parody)

A smart, hilarious parody of Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling Blink.

Stop! Don't think! You already know what this book is about. That is the power of Blank: the power of not actually thinking at all. Using what scientific researchers call 'Extra–Lean Deli Slicing' (or would, if they actually bothered to research it), your brain has already decided whether you're going to like Blank, whether its cover goes with your shirt, and whether it will make you look smart if somebody sees you reading it on the train.

Chances are you and your shirt are both liking it a lot, you're going to buy several copies, and you don't even know why! That's why you've absolutely got to read Blank: to find out why your brain keeps doing these wacky things without your permission. In Blank, a hilarious parody of the No. 1 bestseller it looks eerily like (and sort of rhymes with) and that your brain wisely advised you to just read a review or magazine excerpt about while avoiding the actual book itself, the brilliantly impulsive and slightly irresponsible Noah Tall explains how people as diverse as General Custer, Roy Rogers, a semi–famous rock star, and the entire New York City Police Department either won big or lost miserably as a result of their minds going completely blank.

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By Travis (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · July 28, 2011
Being only 83 pages and a virtual bargain on the Amazon marketplace, Blank is a book that you must pick up if you're looking for a short/humorous book. Having not read the original Blink, I found it pretty humorous just as a stand-alone humor book. The author is Noah Tall, who belongs to the orga... ...more
By Marie · ★★☆☆☆ · December 07, 2007
Amusing in little bits and pieces. But parodies are best in short lengths -- a magazine article, a newspaper column. Stretching it to a 100 page book was too much. If you see this lying around, pick it up and read it if you wish. Don't bother to buy it. ...more
By Debs (Toronto, ON, Canada) · ★★☆☆☆ · April 28, 2010
Hmm...I guess I would have found it more amusing if I had read the book that it parodied. But it was still rather amusing. ...more
By Debbie · ★★★★☆ · August 09, 2011
So much better than Blink, which was a big waste of time unless you have absolutely no common sense. ...more
By Jimbo (Urbana, IL) · ★☆☆☆☆ · September 22, 2010
Pretty nonsensical and boring. A rather poor parody of such a brilliant book. ...more
By Lizpaints (The United States) · ★★☆☆☆ · February 03, 2008
It's too long. I saw 'The Power of Now' first, and could appreciate the joke. ...more
By Deepak (Bangalore, India) · ★★★☆☆ · September 26, 2007
A good funny read. But dont bother to buy it. ...more
By Dan (West Point, NY) · ★★★★☆ · April 27, 2009
Wow... very disappointing... ...more