“The Little Handbook for Navigationally Challenged Cidiots”
“The Little Handbook for Navigationally Challenged Cidiots” by G. Head (Author), D.C. Head (Contributor), Ken Head (Contributor), and S.V. Head (Contributor) is a supremely funny book of remarkably clever observations on today’s driving habits.
Reviewed By: Avraham Azrieli
Avraham Azrieli writes books and screenplays. His website is: www.AzrieliBooks.com
While we rarely find our review to agree with the publisher’s
“Filled with hundreds of common driving offenses, this gut-wrenching funny handbook features hilariously, jaw dropping terms and phrases describing some of the nastiest driving habits you or another cidiot have engaged in almost every day on the highways and byways. Inside, you’ll find “The Motor Mouth Motorist” who suffers from road rage, “The Para Lane Bluffer” who can’t decide if they want to merge with oncoming traffic until the last second, “The Eye Shadow Bandit” who thinks she’s skilled enough to drive at high speeds while
If anything, the above description is an understatement. And if you’re wondering (wisely) whether the book provides a definition of “Cidiots,” you’re in luck. Not only is there a definition, but there’s also a short quiz to test yourself (in confidence) whether you are one of those cidiots (and to what
“The railroad bucks are coming down due to a train approaching in the
In fact, we found the quiz by itself to provide enough laughter, insights (and shame) to make it worth buying the whole book.
What distinguish “The Little Handbook for Navigationally Challenged Cidiots” is its uncanny observations of odd, obnoxious, selfish, and outright stupid behavior every driver and passenger witnesses every time they venture onto the roadways. Not one section could be read without recognizing a familiar and memorable ‘cidiotic’ moment that could have ended with clashing metal and agonized screams, or at the very least, a juicy expletive. We especially enjoyed the authors’ marvelous ability to attach titles to the cidiots by their particular habits, such as “The Inner-Laners” (going straight from the left-turn-only lane), or “The Arrogant Knights” (dropping off passengers while blocking all three lanes of traffic), just to give you a taste.