Recognized for generations by its familiar yellow cover, The Old Farmer's Almanac is America's best-loved periodical, enjoying annual sales of more than 4.2 million copies. Readers find its broad editorial mix an entertaining blend of wit and wisdom. Sky-watchers look to its uncommonly accurate weather forecasts and precise astronomical information.The 2002 edition is one of the best ever. In addition to 48 pages of reference charts and useful data found only in the Bookstore Edition, this issue offers hours of reading pleasure. Among the topics covered are wedding trends and traditions; rock and roll's influence on our culture; polite suggestions for how to avoid the things we least like to do; recipes for concocting root beer; and a salute to 100-year-old architectural wonders. Readers can see what's hot and what's not with Consumer Tastes and Trends, find out about the unique job perks some companies are offering, and learn everything they need to know about composting. This issue also contains charming anecdotes, quirky news items, a tribute to the sports world, brainteasers, and crowd pleasers -- stories to be shared again and again.Thomas, Robert B. is the author of 'Old Farmer's Almanac 2001' with ISBN 9781571981554 and ISBN 1571981551.