Last Chance to Get 3 Free Issues of mental_floss When You Pre-Order Our New Book!

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It's smarter than your old history teacher, funnier than the founding fathers and more American than Betty Crocker cradling an apple pie!

If you can't tell, we're really excited about our new book, The Mental Floss History of the United States: The (Almost) Complete and (Entirely) Entertaining Story of America. The cover is great! The contents are great! And we can't wait for you to get your hands on it!

In fact, we're so eager for you to check it out that we've convinced Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, Borders and every other online retailer to partner with us on this super deal.

But Hurry!

All you have to do is pre-order the book at your favorite online bookstore before October 5th (TOMORROW!), and then copy and paste your e-receipt here and we'll send you a three issue subscription to mental_floss for free!

Want to add the free subscription to your current subscription? Not a problem. Want to give the free subscription away to a friend? Also not a problem! We've made everything really, really easy. All you have to do is order the book, and then click here.

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Of course, with a special this special, you may have some questions. We've tried to answer most of them below.

THE FAQs

Can I add the three free issues to my existing subscription?

Yes! We'll happily tack on three additional issues to your current subscription. Once you've bought the book, just click here for the deal.

Can I keep the book, but send the subscription to a friend, or vice versa?

Yes! We've made this really easy. Simply send the book wherever you'd like (keep it, or send it to someone else). Then, once you get your e-receipt, just copy and paste it into the form here. Then fill out the rest of the form to tell us whether you'd like to keep the free subscription for yourself, or want it to go somewhere else.

Does this free magazine deal apply only to U.S. subscriptions?

Yes. Unfortunately, we can only send the free subscriptions to addresses within the United States.

Can you really judge this book by its cover?

Yes! We put a heck of a lot of effort into making the cover interesting. But we've put even more effort on every page. Just skim this book and you'll learn all sorts of things your history teachers forgot to mention, from the Alabama town that refused to join up with the Rebels during the Civil War to the actual origins of baseball, to one of the dirtiest deals the CIA ever made (it's with the mafia!). But if you just want to stare at the cover, you can see that right here.

Does this deal really end on October 5th?

Sadly, yes. This whopper of a deal only applies to pre-orders.

Do you have any History of the United States content at mentalfloss.com for me to peruse?

Yes! Throughout September we'll be highlighting fascinating content from the book and creating fun quizzes to help you love history as much as we do. Just look for it here.

Is mental_floss magazine really that good?

Yes! Newsweek calls it "A smart (-alecky) read." The Washington Post calls it "delightfully eccentric and eclectic." And it's been praised everywhere from the LA Times to the Wall Street Journal. This year we've tackled The 50 Most Interesting Places in the Space-Time Continuum (including what it's like to look inside a black hole, inside a barrel with Houdini, and the Supreme Court's nuclear hide-out bunker), The United States of Amazing (wonderful tales of Amish baseball, an immigrant hot sauce maker and other stories that will make you proud to be an American), and The 10 Issue (the world's greatest 10 lists, from 10 Things You Didn't Know about Afghanistan to 10 Provocative Questions about Raising Chickens!) Plus, every issue is packed with fascinating science stories, incredible bios, evocative arts features, and a spinning the globe section that's chock full of lush photos and vivid travel stories. If you love to learn, this magazine's made for you.

And if I have other questions?

Yes, we figured you might! Just write us at threefreeissues@mentalfloss.com, and we'll get right back to you.

October 3, 2010 - 8:30pm
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