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Emails from an Asshole: Real People Being Stupid

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

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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Most Helpful Critical Review

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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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    IT IS SO DAMN FUNNY! COMICAL GENIUS! PERFECT GIFT FOR BIRTHDAY, HOLIDAY OR BAR MITZVAH. PLEASE PLEASE WRITE MORE. IT IS SO DAMN GOOD!

    John - please write more! My 12 year old son loved it so much, along with my husband and me.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2010

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    Absolutely Hilarious

    This is by far the funniest book I have ever read. The concept is simple, John Lindsay searches through online ads looking for victims, contacts them, generally sounding "normal" at first to reel them in, and hilarity ensues. He tries to sell his cars that have a "slight scratch," contacts a woman looking to rid her yard of groundhogs, offers a model a job on a farm, and many more. I was a little hesitant on buying this at first but I'm very glad that I did. I read the entire book in one night, literally laughing out loud. This is a must have for anybody who needs a good laugh.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

    Hilarious

    Would have liked more for the money, but the book is still funny enough to almost make me wet my pants. For those who do not like it, grow a sense of humor please.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

    funny as hell

    this is helarious

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Hilarious

    If you find yourself needing a laugh pick up this book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2010

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    Funniest Book I Have Ever Read

    This is, by far, the funniest book I have ever read. I'm not kidding, this book had me in tears. I have never laughed this hard while reading a book, ever. People place email inquirys and John Lindsay answers them in the most outrageous ways. Looking for someone to watch your kid, will an ex-con do? Need someone to watch your dog, how about someone who is looking to put him in a dogfight? Anybody who is looking for a good laugh, not a chuckle, but a deep down fall out of your seat uncontrollable belly laugh should read this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    FUNNY AS HELL! COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING! MY FAVORITE BOOK EVER!

    The narratives after each e-mail makes the emails even funnier! Can't wait for the next book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2010

    A MUST BUY BOOK FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR!!! CRAIGSLIST FOR DUMMIES!!!

    Do you Craigslist? Are you dumb? Gullible?

    If so, you probably are in here. If not, you must check it out just to see how stupid some people actually are. Makes you second guess your neighbors and the manager working the drive-thru window.

    Enjoy!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Brilliant Comedy

    I re-read this fairly constantly and laugh every single time. If I were to make one complaint it would be that it's not long enough.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Hilarious

    I could only read in little sessions because I was laughing so hard! Definetly worth the money:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Read thiis

    On page 21 there is a typo instead oh from ****** to me its me to *****

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Funniest book I've ever read!!

    A really funny book. Great read, but deffinitly PG13+. Highly recommend for adults that want to have a good laugh at others' expenses.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Brats

    For all u a holes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    FUNNY

    THIS IS A FUNNY BOOK ITS SHORT BUT WORTH THE MONEY! I Like how the whole book is several emails or short storys. I often get bored of long on going books. But I am a huge fan of Tucker Max if that explains my taste.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Funny

    This book is freaking funny i would buy this book one way or another hahaha

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2011

    Outstanding, side-splitting fun!

    Lindsay selected his quarry well. Ordinarily it would be off-putting to see people humiliated so effectively, but upon reading their postings, it was well justified and an educational exercise. If the recipients of his deceptions didn't learn from their blind trust of the internet, the readers will certainly benefit. I couldn't put the book down, and it was far too short.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2011

    Highly Recommended!!

    A must read!

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

    I died laughing

    This book had my tummy hurting so bad from laughing. Its a short book, but you get an all too good idea of how stupid people are. Awesome comic relief.

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

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    Highly Recommended

    Very funny. This book is for people with a good sense of humor. Don't let other review fool you (Review from Anonymous July 7).

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    Never laughed so hard...

    The author has made it acceptable to expose internet morons and people who take themselves way too seriously. Now I'm enjoying even more chicanery on his website.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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