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Emails from an Asshole: Real People Being Stupid

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13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Creative, humorous genius

What a Great Surprise! Being of a very quiet, reserved nature, I do not laugh out loud frequently. My wife was amazed as I sat and read this book, Laughing Out Loud the whole time I was reading it. It's hilarious and I highly recommend for anyone who just wants to hav...
What a Great Surprise! Being of a very quiet, reserved nature, I do not laugh out loud frequently. My wife was amazed as I sat and read this book, Laughing Out Loud the whole time I was reading it. It's hilarious and I highly recommend for anyone who just wants to have a great laugh. If you're looking for a book that will change the values of our society, this is probably not it. But if you're looking for some light moments to cheer an otherwise blah time, I'm sure there will be a good belly laugh in there for you. If you don't want folks staring at you funny or thinking you're weird, you might choose to not read it while in a public forum....because, rest assured, folks will stare at you, wondering what you are finding so hilarious. Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods (someone wiser than I once said that) and your time spent reading this book will certainly be a time of laughter. If you like to laugh, you simply have to try this book. Don't let the unusual name of the book intimidate you, (Lindsay's bad) when inquiring about this book. Don't know what I was expecting, but it certainly exceeded my expectations when it came to good old fashion laughing. Try it and laugh yourself into a good mood.

posted by DJR101 on March 24, 2010

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8 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

The Wacky Prank Call of Books!

Have you ever seen someone trying to sell a couch on Craigslist and thought "Someone should take that arrogant jerk down a peg! Who does he think he is, trying to sell a couch? I hope he gets what's coming to him."
Then good news! From the creators of 4chan and every m...
Have you ever seen someone trying to sell a couch on Craigslist and thought "Someone should take that arrogant jerk down a peg! Who does he think he is, trying to sell a couch? I hope he gets what's coming to him."
Then good news! From the creators of 4chan and every morning radio talk show comes "E-mails from an A**hole."

This book is jam packed with e-mails from the author to someone who had the unmitigated gall to use Craigslist that your 13 year old will find hilarious while high!
Enjoy such classic pranks as "I'm a serial killer who wants to use your couch to kill people" and prepare to have your sides split as the seller replies "No." and "I'm not going to sell you the couch."

But that's not all! Laugh hysterically as the author 'hires' people on Craigslist to steal things. These idiots are so stupid, all they can do is reply "No." Those jerks really had it coming and had no clue what hilarious prank was being played on them.

The key to the humor comes from the fact that Craigslist is meant to be a place where people sell and exchange goods and services, but this genius of an author has instead used it to send misleading e-mails of things high school boys would have found offensive in the 80's.

Be prepared to enjoy hours of reading pleasure as the author provides a Mad-Libs-esque cavalcade of comedy with the formula "Seller: I'm selling something"; "Author: I want to buy it, but I'm going to use it to kill someone or rob someone or something else asinine"; "Seller; I'm not going to sell it to you."; "Author: Why not? Haven't I explained how offensive I am?"; "Author: Your lack of reply means I've won!"
Every e-mail is just that hilarious. Hundreds of them.

Not to mention that they are all totally real. Really. I knew a guy who knew a guy that saw it happen. So did my sister's friend. It's totally true, you guys.

So if you aren't pretentious like that high brow Howard Stern or the classy people over on /b, then "E-mails..." is the book for you. Pick it up after your full frontal laboratory. It's the funniest thing since a middle-schooler' YouTube parody song.

posted by StayClassy4chan on February 11, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2010

    Entertaining Enough

    It was not hilarious, but good enough to smooth out a rough day at the end of the evening.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Could have had more

    This was hilarious, but needed more stories. Or the author should do another book. This seemed like it could have been an homage to Jay Leno's article reviews he likes to do every other episode on articles that were just crazy enough to be shown nationally. Loved the trolling to craigslist postings.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    Sometimes amusing, sometimes not

    the book is what it says on the cover, emails from an *sshole. sometimes they are very funny but often they are more along the lines of, say, laughing at a guy in a wheelchair trying to get through a rotating door. If you find that kind of thing funny, this book is for you. Otherwise, it just gets tedious.

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  • Posted November 21, 2010

    Thoroughly Enjoyable, a little overpriced

    This this is a delightful read, but slightly overpriced. The author is brilliant, but with the number of emails, it's not exactly worth it.

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