- Idiot's Guide (Literature)
"Let me consult my Idiot's Guide to Wanton Behavior.
In 1970, few realized that How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step by Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot marked the start of a publishing phenomenon. The book reached the bestseller lists and publishers quickly learned that readers wanted to be treated like idiots and dummies when it came to manuals. Nowadays, there are appropriate guides for everything and anything under the sun. The surprise is that Veronica's guide isn't actually on the shelves...yet.
- 2.17 "Plan B"