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Among the many stories generated by the Tiger Woods debacle is this one from the Chronicle’s Tweed column. 

A book in the floorboard of the famously wrecked Escalade appears in a photo published widely by news outlets. That book is the unfortunately out-of-print Get a Grip on Physics by John Gribbins. I’m not sure what this says about human nature, but after the photo appeared, Mr. Gribbin’s book’s Amazon rank jumped by 394,000 spots.

An Amazon customer review posted on December 2 says it best:

This book is great, but I wouldn’t recommend keeping it in your car. It is so good that it might distract you, causing you to mysteriously run into fire hydrants and trees.

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