Generally speaking, if you skipped every book with the word "weird" in the title, you wouldn't be missing much. This is an exception. Michael Shermer teaches the history of science at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, California and, as Editor of Skeptic Magazine, is a prominent and eloquent proponent of the skeptical viewpoint. In this book, he provides a lively, humorous yet serious, and often personal commentary on many of the mass follies of our time. Get your students to read this book.