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Secrets Of The Amazon.Com

We tell our panelists about a book on Amazon, our panelists guess what Customers Who Bought That Also Bought. This week's category: Political Memoirs.

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Faith Salie, Alonzo Bodden, and Roy Blount, Jr. And here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

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SAGAL: Thank you so much. Thank you. In just a minute Carl takes over for our friend Adam Felber as a writer for HBO's Real Rhyme with Bill Maher in our Listener Limerick Challenge. If you'd like to play, give us a call at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Right now, panel, it's time for a new game that we are calling...

KASELL: Secrets of the Amazon.com.

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KASELL: Now as you know, Amazon tells you what else was bought by the people who bought the thing you're looking at, as a way of encouraging you to shop around. We're going to tell you three products, you tell us what else people bought, people who looked at that product, you win a point. Ready? Your category is books by politicians. So Roy, you're up first. According to Amazon, people who bought Mitt Romney's book "No Apology: The Case For American Greatness" also bought which of these? A. a book called "Rich Dad, Rich Dad"...

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: ...B. a book called "The Complete A-Hole's Guide to Handling Chicks"...

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: ...or C. "A Fourth Home?"

(LAUGHTER)

ROY BLOUNT JR.: The first one is "Rich Dad, Rich Dad?"

SAGAL: "Rich Dad - a book called "Rich Dad, Rich Dad," a book called "The Complete A-Hole's Guide to Handling Chicks" or C. "A Fourth Home." That's what Amazon tells you, that people who bought Mitt Romney's book also bought.

JR.: I heard you say.

(LAUGHTER)

JR.: Well, I can't - so I'll go for B.

SAGAL: You go for B. a book called "The Complete A-Hole's Guide to Handling Chicks." You're right. That's very good.

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SAGAL: Very good point for you, Roy. Faith, the next one is for you. Customers who bought Hillary Clinton's book "Living History" also bought which of these? A. A Size XL "Naughty Senator" Halloween Costume...

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: ...B. A 40 Pound Bag of Precious Cat brand Cat Litter for Problem Cats or C. "The Complete A-Hole's Guide To Handling Chicks?"

FAITH SALIE: Oh, no.

(LAUGHTER)

JR.: Maybe it's about poultry.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: I don't think so.

JR.: No.

ALONZO BODDEN: I don't think that would be better.

SAGAL: No.

(LAUGHTER)

SALIE: I want to go B.

SAGAL: You're going to go with problem cats?

SALIE: Yeah.

SAGAL: You're right. That's what they bought.

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SAGAL: People who were interested in Senator Clinton's book had problem cats. I can't explain it.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: All right. Next one is for you, Alonzo.

BODDEN: I'm going to go with the "Complete A-Hole's Guide...

(LAUGHTER)

BODDEN: ...to Handling Chicks."

KASELL: (Unintelligible) not an option here. Customers who bought John Boehner's memoir "A Bar Owner's Son" also bought what? A. the book "A Liquor Distributor's Cousin Once Removed"...

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: ...B. the book "Unicorns Are Jerks: A Coloring Book Exposing the Cold Hard Sparkly Truth"...

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: ...or C. Bose "Speaker of the House Edition" Speakers For Your House?

(LAUGHTER)

BODDEN: Wow. I'm going to go with B, (unintelligible) unicorn coloring book.

SAGAL: That's the answer, yes.

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SAGAL: The book is called "Unicorns Are Jerks: A Coloring Book Exposing the Cold Hard Sparkly Truth." The people who are interested in Boehner are also interested in dashing the dreams of children and coloring.

(LAUGHTER)

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