Damn Right I'm From Cleveland: Your Guide to Makin' It in America's 47th Biggest City

Overview

Comedian Mike Polk Jr. has received more than 50 million views on YouTube alone for his witty Internet videos ("Hastily Made Tourism Video," "Cleveland Browns: Factory of Sadness," and others). Now he delivers the same wicked sense of humor in a book.

This hilarious rustbelt satire lampoons Cleveland's quirks, including our boundless obsession with crappy sports teams, the nonstop quest to reinvent our civic image, and a grab-bag collection of ...

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Overview

Comedian Mike Polk Jr. has received more than 50 million views on YouTube alone for his witty Internet videos ("Hastily Made Tourism Video," "Cleveland Browns: Factory of Sadness," and others). Now he delivers the same wicked sense of humor in a book.

This hilarious rustbelt satire lampoons Cleveland's quirks, including our boundless obsession with crappy sports teams, the nonstop quest to reinvent our civic image, and a grab-bag collection of odd local celebrities.

Polk tackles such timely topics as: Great Places to Take a Dump Downtown . . . Riding the RTA: A Fascinating Cultural Experience . . . A Cleveland Enemies Hall of Fame . . . A Comparison of Three Area Gentlemen’s Clubs . . . A Fabulous Remake of Cleveland’s Own Flag . . . and much more.

Full color photos throughout.

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Editorial Reviews

CoolCleveland.com - Laura Kennelly
A funny, profane, polemic perusal of our fair city . . . Man, this guy has stories and opinions and he shares. He’s packed some funny ones and some finely comic tragic ones in this slim picture book with big print in easy-read type. . . . it’s hard to pick favorite sections—that’s what makes it a great coffee table book even if you don’t have a coffee table . . . This book goes with me to Canada so I can quit trying to explain to “those people” why it’s actually fun to live in Cleveland.
HappinessIsAHotPierogi.com - Book Reviewer
Fantastically Cleveland . . . Polk isn't going to win any major award for his book, but if you are a Clevelander, and you don't at least crack a smile, then you you need to get on the bus and go back to Pittsburgh.
The News Herald - Cheryl Sadler
If you love Cleveland and love to poke fun at Cleveland—and can handle some crude language—you should consider picking up Mike Polk Jr.'s book. . . . I found myself literally LOLing at several pages . . . Polk does a really great job of balancing humor with his love for the city.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938441073
  • Publisher: Gray & Company, Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/31/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 108
  • Sales rank: 538,118
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Polk Jr. is a Cleveland-based writer and comedian whose self-produced videos have more than 50 million combined views on You Tube alone. He is responsible for such viral hits as "The Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video" (which appeared in the Michael Moore documentary "Capitalism: A Love Story"), "The Honest R&B Song", "The One Semester of Spanish Love Song," and the award-winning internet series "Man In The Box." Polk has been performing sketch comedy with the group "Last Call" for over nine years, young throughout North America. The troupe won "Best of the Festival" in Toronto in 2011 and Seattle in 2010 and regularly perform at Cleveland's Playhouse Square Theaters. Polk has been named Cleveland's best comedian by "Scene Magazine" and "Cleveland Magazine" on several occasions.His work has also appeared on TNT's "Inside the NBA," and on FunnyorDie.com. For all of his bluster, Polk is a huge advocate of the Northeast Ohio area and is happy to call Cleveland his home.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Foreword by the Cleveland Tourism Board The Origin of Cleveland: Why Did This Happen? Cleveland Has It's Own Flag! A Better Cleveland Flag! Cleveland's Indigenous Species How Bone Thugs N Harmony Can Help You Avoid Danger West Side vs. East Side Cleveland's Free Stamp (Potential) Cleveland Bumper Stickers Three Plans to Resurrect Downtown Cleveland Higher Learning Opportunities! Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Hurry, Before They Let Bon Jovi In!) "Rock Hall 2" Slider: What Are You and Why Do You Haunt Me? Terrible Events in Cleveland Sports History I Wish I Could Quit You The Great Cleveland Brown Mustard Debate Draw Your Own Lake Erie Monster! One Thing That Bothers Me About the 1989 Movie "Major League" Stuff that Has Happened Since Cleveland Won a Championship A Heartfelt Plea to Browns Fans with Children Ricky "Wrong Way" Davis' Pathetic Triple-Double Attempt (My Favorite Cleveland Cavaliers Memory) Become a Published Author! The Chief Wahoo Mascot: Native Americans No Like ’Um Cleveland Dating On the Cheap Edgewater Beach Bingo Mike Polk Jr.'s Favorite Cleveland Bars A Guide to Cleveland Girls Three Gentlemen's Clubs of Cleveland Great Lakes Brewing Company: A.K.A., The Main Reason Many of Us Haven't Moved Yet Mike Polk Jr.'s Local Celebrity Friends Three Cute Cleveland Bartenders Slam Poetry Time! Those Cleveland Tourism Videos That Your Cousin Emailed You a Link To The 98.5 Mike Polk Jr. Guarantee Four Great Places to Take a Dump While Downtown Cleveland Traffic Cameras: Where Can I Drive Recklessly Without Fear of Reprisal? RTA Protocol Lucky Make-a-Wish Page! Cleveland Adventure Mad Libz Cleveland Thrifting Like a Pro Cleveland Enemy Hall of Fame How and When to Tell Your Kids About "The Cleveland Steamer" Lesser Known Northern-Ohio-Themed Sex Acts Haunted Cleveland Landmarks Four Swell Spots Around Cleveland that Make Me Temporarily Forget How Pointless and Bleak Man's Existence Is

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