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Emails from an Asshole: Real People Being Stupid

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“It's like Sasha Baron Cohen on the internet.” - Jane Wells, CNBC

When John Lindsay launched DontEvenReply.com in June 2009, it became an instant sensation. With 60% of the book featuring entirely new material never before available on the website, Emails from an Asshole offers fans a fresh opportunity to revel in people's gullibility. Posing as a customer or seller, Lindsay responded to a variety of classified ads, making ridiculous offers to unsuspecting victims. Their ...

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Overview

“It's like Sasha Baron Cohen on the internet.” - Jane Wells, CNBC

When John Lindsay launched DontEvenReply.com in June 2009, it became an instant sensation. With 60% of the book featuring entirely new material never before available on the website, Emails from an Asshole offers fans a fresh opportunity to revel in people's gullibility. Posing as a customer or seller, Lindsay responded to a variety of classified ads, making ridiculous offers to unsuspecting victims. Their responses, and the ensuing conversations, will have readers simultaneously laughing non-stop and gasping with disbelief.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402778278
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 3/30/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 90,948
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted March 24, 2010

    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 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.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

    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 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.

    8 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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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 February 20, 2011

    horrible

    his 'jokes' are all in bad taste, and not funny. He's the bully in high school we all hated, as adults we shouldn't support this crap!

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2010

    DO NOT RECOMMEND

    This book is NOT at all what I expected. The book is down right stupid and offensive. Do not waste your money.

    2 out of 11 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 January 18, 2013

    Hilarious Read

    Very clever scenarios that are played out in this book. Fast and enjoyable read. Seriously could never be as dedicated to a pank as the author is in this book. Props to him for being a practical joke mastermind and sharing it with us.

    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 July 7, 2011

    Can't belive I wasted valuable internet bandwith getting this book.

    So not funny. I wouldn't recommend this book to an enemy. At least the title is correct. The author is a certified A$$hole!

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2011

    How is the eBook version twice as much as the paperback?!

    I don't get how a book that has overhead costs (such as printing, packaging, shipping, etc.) can cost 50% than the eBook version, which is simply downloaded into our eReader... MAJOR FAIL on B&N's part :-/

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2011

    Really?

    This isn't funny in the least. I'm glad I just downloaded the Sample!

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2010

    Pretty lame.

    His best segments are definitely on the web site. There are one or two decent ones in the book, but that's about it. It also seems like half of it is content that's already online anyway.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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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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