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Consumer Joe: Harassing Corporate America, One Letter at a Time
     

Consumer Joe: Harassing Corporate America, One Letter at a Time

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by Paul Davidson
 

In the bestselling tradition of The Lazlow Letters and Letters from a Nut, screenwriter Paul Davidson has been firing off humble but humorous letters to Fortune 500 companies to find answers to such hot-button questions like why hasn't Minute Maid begun to sell an all pulp, juice-free product yet, and whether it's safe to microwave a bowl of

Overview

In the bestselling tradition of The Lazlow Letters and Letters from a Nut, screenwriter Paul Davidson has been firing off humble but humorous letters to Fortune 500 companies to find answers to such hot-button questions like why hasn't Minute Maid begun to sell an all pulp, juice-free product yet, and whether it's safe to microwave a bowl of Marshmallow Fluff on high for ten minutes. And the funny thing is . . . consumer-care departments everywhere have been writing back to him, addressing his queries with deadpan seriousness.

Collecting dozens of selections from Davidson's funniest correspondence, Consumer Joe uncovers why a box of fifty envelopes only contained forty-seven and how colorblind people are supposed to tell whether their Ziploc baggies ("yellow and blue makes green") are properly sealed, while making numerous product-improvement suggestions along the way (such as adding Tuna Melt flavor to the Jamba Juice product line).

Taking aim at the increasingly advertising-sponsored society, Consumer Joe features utterly absurd but irresistible missives to companies ranging from Barnes & Noble and Fed-Ex to Southwest Airlines and Taco Bell. Full of kvetches we all can relate to, Consumer Joe is poised to become the patron saint of every beleaguered shopper.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780767915021
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Publication date:
09/09/2003
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.59(d)

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In the bestselling tradition of The Lazlow Letters and Letters from a Nut, screenwriter Paul Davidson has been firing off humble but humorous letters to Fortune 500 companies to find answers to such hot-button questions like why hasn’t Minute Maid begun to sell an all pulp, juice-free product yet, and whether it’s safe to microwave a bowl of Marshmallow Fluff on high for ten minutes. And the funny thing is . . . consumer-care departments everywhere have been writing back to him, addressing his queries with deadpan seriousness.
Collecting dozens of selections from Davidson’s funniest correspondence, Consumer Joe uncovers why a box of fifty envelopes only contained forty-seven and how colorblind people are supposed to tell whether their Ziploc baggies (“yellow and blue makes green”) are properly sealed, while making numerous product-improvement suggestions along the way (such as adding Tuna Melt flavor to the Jamba Juice product line).
Taking aim at the increasingly advertising-sponsored society, Consumer Joe features utterly absurd but irresistible missives to companies ranging from Barnes & Noble and Fed-Ex to Southwest Airlines and Taco Bell. Full of kvetches we all can relate to, Consumer Joe is poised to become the patron saint of every beleaguered shopper.

Author Biography:

When not writing important letters, PAUL DAVIDSON writes for various film and television companies. His past projects have appeared on VH1, USA Networks, ABC, and DreamWorks TV. He lives in Los Angeles.

Meet the Author

When not writing important letters, PAUL DAVIDSON writes for various film and television companies. His past projects have appeared on VH1, USA Networks, ABC, and DreamWorks TV. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Consumer Joe 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Could not stop laughing. Please, please, please...publish a Consumer Joe II before the holidays! Poor corporate America thought they were inundated before with letters of such insane abandon...just wait!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book made me laugh so hard tears were coming out of my eyes. If you want a funny, quirky book that will make you laugh, then I recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Paul Davidson has tapped into the bizzarre and hilarious world of corporate customer relations. As I read page after page, each letter was funnier and more outrageous than the last. A great gift for any occasion and definitely one that you'll want on your coffee table for your next party.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best thing about this book were the replies. Other than that, there is not much to praise. These letters are too similar to the ones that have appeared in countless other books of this nature and more importantly in the books that came first. Stick with books like, Lazlo Letters and From Bush to Bush by the 'Godfather' of prank letters, Don Novello.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a total riot that had me howling at times. Embarrassed for the poor souls who actually responded to this guy's letters, I eventually got over that when I realized that it was just too good to be true. Great gift book, great 'guy' or 'girl' book. Just really funny!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you liked Letters from a Nut, you're gonna love this book -- I got to see a review copy of it through a friend of mine and I've already pre-ordered it. It's hilarious and unlike some books like it that just have funny letters, the responses in this one are great.