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The average American falls asleep within seven minutes of going to bed and eats three pounds of peanut butter annually.
The average American falls asleep within seven minutes of going to bed and eats three pounds of peanut butter annually. And there is a certain frisson in the idea that every American reading the book was, for a short time at least, at the beginning of the project, a candidate for O'Keefe's Everyman. Except that some of O'Keefe's candidates were more equal than others.
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The terms average Joe, ordinary Joe, Joe Sixpack, Joe Lunchbucket, Joe Snuffy, Joe Schmo (for males) and .
The terms average Joe, ordinary Joe, Joe Sixpack, Joe Lunchbucket, Joe Snuffy, Joe Schmo (for males) and ordinary Jane, average Jane, and plain Jane (for females), are used primarily in North America to refer to a completely average person, typically an average American.
The idiocy and mendacity of our leaders aside, this is a great Nation, and I have tears in my eyes as I conclude the book, where the man chosen by the author as the average American, informed on the 4th of July, properly concludes that it is a great honor. This is a superb book.
Lively, fun, thought-provoking, and more moving than one could have any right to expect, the book shines as a twist of the sharpest citrus peel, according to Britain's The Independent. Proclaims Newsweek, The journey toward run-of-the-mill has never been so remarkable. The New York Times. ntriguing, combining as it does the elements of a detective story and the trivia interest of Ripley's Believe It or Not. Nonfiction
Its regional success. includes its ranking sixth on The Patriot Ledger's South Shore
Its regional success. includes its ranking sixth on The Patriot Ledger's South Shore. Bestsellers list for the Boston-to-Cape Cod metropolitan area. The nonfiction book has been required reading for students. at many high schools and colleges and-from . businesses to HSBC offices in India to the . Embassy in Vienna, Austria-a diversity of employees worldwide. Published by PublicAffairs and Chilva and optioned by Fo. .
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-239) and index
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-239) and index. A note about you - Author's note - "All that is great, good or beautiful" - "Obscurity is forever" - The middle way - Ordinary magic - Your name in lights - Guns, gambling, and giving it away - Somewhere over the rainbow - Going coastal - Fanfare for the common man. - Average American voter - Son of the father of the average American - The average American - A note on methodology.
Kevin O'Keefe, a marketing consultant, set out to find that person five years ago, armed with fresh data from the 2000 national census and a burning desire to pursue and comprehend the very thing he had spent most of his time avoiding: life as lived, defined and loved by the vast majority of his fellow citizens.
Home American IconsThe Nation’s Most Ordinary Citizen. The Nation’s Most Ordinary Citizen. American Icons, People. By Marti Attoun on November 12, 2006. I’m a little bit of a local celebrity, says Burns, who feels honored to be singled out for being perfectly ordinary. I’m just the everyday person who does his or her job to the best of his ability.
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News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. The Average American. On a journey across America to find the most typical American citizen, the author describes his encounters with "average" residents and businesspeople and dispels many myths and assumptions about the average American.
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