If I can’t set you on the path to discovering amazing feats of bookish strength then, really, what good am I? I’ll go so far as to say you need to know how to rip a phone book in half. Think of the applications. The next time you’re fed up with your cell phone provider you could go down to their offices and tear their phone books in half in a fit of symbolic rage. Or at the next book club meeting you can simply dismiss the months reading with a highly charged physical gesture. The possibilities are almost endless.