Let your finger do the talking!There is one gesture that transcends language, race, gender, and age: the bird. Throughout time, man has brandished his middle finger to express anger or insolence, to scorn or to provoke. FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN BIRD documents great moments of creativity, ingenuity, and utter stupidity in the history of the one-finger salute. With step-by-step illustrations for more than 50 ways to give someone the finger, this handy little guide will have you flipping off with skill and style. Brush up on classic birds like the Peel the Banana and the Volume (“Can you hear this? . . . Or do you want me to turn it up?”), then expand your vocabulary with more sophisticated birds like the Cell Phone, the Pulley, and the Helium Balloon. For the globetrotting bird-flipper, FIELD GUIDE also showcases Birds of the World, so you can piss off people wherever you go. You’ll find the perfect bird for any job, whether tormenting your little sister, covertly rebelling against your boss, or telling that tailgater exactly what you think of him.