And Then You Die of Dysentery

And Then You Die of Dysentery

Lessons in Adulting From The Oregon Trail

Book - 2018
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"A quirky, nostalgic send-up to the Oregon Trail computer game, featuring snarky and hard-earned life lessons from the trail. Pack your wagons, find your ride-or-(literally) die friends, and roll up to Matt's General Store with a sack of cash - it's time to hit the Oregon Trail, twenty-first-century style! And Then You Die of Dysentery is the perfect send-up to the sometimes frustrating, always entertaining, and universally beloved Oregon Trail computer game. Featuring a four-color design in the game's iconic 8-bit format, alongside pop culture references galore, the book offers 50 humorous, snarky lessons gleaned from the game's most iconic moments, including gems such as: Suffering from exhaustion is a real thing. (It's not just PR code for why a celebrity went to rehab.); If you hunt too frequently in one area, game will become scarce. (The first signs of gentrification!); and Invite your sweetie to cuddle with you while looking up at the stars. (The night sky was the original Netflix & Chill. Step 1: Loosen up Orion's belt...). With its laugh-out-loud commentary and its absurdist nostalgia, ...And Then You Die of Dysentery is the ultimate trip down memory lane, all the way to the Willamette Valley."--
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2018.
ISBN: 9781328624390
Branch Call Number: 818.602 RE
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Buffum, Jude - Illustrator


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OPL_KrisC Jan 07, 2020

Hilarious advice about adulting.

Jun 07, 2019

It was okay, but a bit on the crude side and not very funny. The art is good for what it's imitating, but it's a look at once and then return book.

Feb 04, 2019

I picked up this book because The Oregon Trail was one of the first computer games we owned in the early 1990s. The humor is clearly aimed at the kids, now grown, who played this game both at home and in school. Scenes from the game are illustrated with pixilated drawings and observations on today's life as a millennial. Some of the jokes fell flat for me.

OPL_AmyW Nov 08, 2018

A delightful romp down memory lane for any millennial with Oregon Trail nostalgia. Readers will laugh at themselves as well as the hilarious pixelated illustrations and adulting lessons. It may not actually teach you any life-changing lessons, but it will make you laugh.


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