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In a Cell Phone Minute
     

In a Cell Phone Minute

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by Judy Reiser
 

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A collection of intriguing stories revealed by cell phone yakkers and eavesdroppers across the globe. You will be charmed by touching romantic connections; lose yourself in wild lost-and-found escapades; cheer at poignant, lifesaving 911 calls—and then howl with laughter at pranksters’ antics, absurd customer service calls, and wacky insurance claims.

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A collection of intriguing stories revealed by cell phone yakkers and eavesdroppers across the globe. You will be charmed by touching romantic connections; lose yourself in wild lost-and-found escapades; cheer at poignant, lifesaving 911 calls—and then howl with laughter at pranksters’ antics, absurd customer service calls, and wacky insurance claims.

A few subjects covered in the book:
•LOL
•overheard
•love is in the air
•where ru?
•auto misdial
•saved by the cell
•ru tlkn 2 me?
•911
•lost & found
•jest kidding ;)
•does my insurance cover this?
•those #%@*! cell phones
•customer service

In a Cell Phone Minute roams from the strange to the interesting to the hilarious faster than you can say “Hello?” Go ahead…eavesdrop guiltlessly.

Editorial Reviews

Wireless Flash - Peter Kennelly
If you've got a cell phone, you've got a story. That's how author Judy Reiser calls it after interviewing hundreds of people for her book, a collection of wacky, romantic and weird cell phone stories.
Wireless Week - Karen Brown
Author dials into human nature. If cell phones could talk, what tales they’d tell! Author Judy Reiser is giving them a voice with her book.
The Repository - Gary Brown
Cellphone-shaped paperback rings up tales of the cell phone age.
Albuquerque Journal - Polly Summar
If you've ever been amused or irritated by a cell phone, you may LOL at this cell phone-shaped book.
Infodad.com - Book Review
In a Cell Phone Minute chronicles stories—happy, sad and hilarious—proving that cell phones now touch our lives every day.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012622945
Publisher:
Katalin Media
Publication date:
02/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
836 KB

Meet the Author

Judy Reiser personally interviewed thousands of people for her three acclaimed books:
•Admit It, You're Crazy! Quirks, Idiosyncrasies, and Irrational Behavior
•And I Thought I Was Crazy! Quirks, Idiosyncrasies and Meshugaas
•In a Cell Phone Minute

Her books have received much media attention with reviews and excerpts in prestigious publications such as The New York Times Book Review, AARP Bulletin, Reader's Digest, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan and many others as well as speaking engagements and appearances on hundreds of national and international radio and television shows including The Today Show.

Judy began collecting quirks when she divulged something crazy she does (she doesn't remember which one it was–there are so many) and her friend shared something he does. After having a good laugh about it, she soon discovered that everyone has quirks. She has been observing, gathering, marveling at and laughing about quirks ever since. She is recognized for helping to bring the subject of quirks and idiosyncrasies to the forefront.

Judy looked at her cell phone one day and thought, "I wonder if there are any good stories here?" She began inquiring and found that there were very entertaining stories. She collected them and the result is, "In a Cell Phone Minute" . The print edition of the book is shaped like and opens vertically like a flip-top phone.

In addition to being the author, Judy is also the designer of her books.

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In a Cell Phone Minute 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
RNS More than 1 year ago
More than fifty individuals offer brief but interesting and thoughtful stories about how the use of a cell phone has affected their lives. Some of the funniest stories are by those who thought they had hung up their cell phone, but really hadn't and carried on conversations that their future mother-in-law, bosses or girlfriends then overheard. Other stories center on phones coming on by themselves when the person is bumped and the speed-dial mechanism comes on -- I laughed out loud reading the story where a person who answered their phone could only hear people screaming at the top of their lungs; it turned out the phone's owner was on a roller coaster and as she was jostled back-and-forth, the speed-dial mechanism was triggered and made the call in the middle of her ride. Probably the smartest use of the cell phone described was the person who was pulled over and -- while being given a ticket for an expired registration -- he pulled the form out from behind his visor, called a friend and registered his car online and then as the policeman handed him his ticket he showed the policeman the filled-out form and authorization number. That's fast-talking and fast work to avoid getting your car towed ! The book itself is eye-catching as it's presented in a tablet format to resemble a cell phone. It flips up and the title page looks like a telephone keypad. Judy Resier has a cute winner here, as it will make a great gift for the speed talkers in your life. Indeed, if I were a cell phone seller, I'd buy copies and give them out with the phones -- customers would love it ! R. Neil Scott, MLS/MBA Middle Tennessee State University
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