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I nominate Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein. Published 2007.

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Here's a lively, hilarious, not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts, and thinkers. Its Philosophy 101 for everyone who knows not to take all this heavy stuff too seriously. Some of the Big Ideas are Existentialism (what do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common?), Philosophy of Language (how to express what its like being stranded on a desert island with Halle Berry), Feminist Philosophy (why, in the end, a man is always a man), and much more. Finally it all makes sense!
It's fairly short, approx: 200 pages. (134 ADE pages.)

Approximate pricing (from Kobo): USD $4.99, CAD $13.99, GBP 5.75, AUD $10.22, but hunt around because there are multiple editions at widely varying prices.

I haven't read this book, but not long ago I read Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It by Daniel Klein and I enjoyed it very much, so I figured it would be worth trying some more.

I see the pair behind the nominated book have worked together a few times, including a more recent coverage of essentially the same topic - but with pictures - entitled: I Think, Therefore I Draw. However my reading of the introductions suggested the nominated book was probably the better choice.
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