Man Who Scared A Shark To Death: And Other Tales Of Drunken Debauchery [NOOK Book]

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A British comedian, drunk on a gallon of wine, takes a one-pound bet to jump, completely naked, into an aquarium filled with sharks and stingrays, causing one of them to die of stress. An American man goes on such an astonishing bender he believes his girlfriend's claim that they got married while under the influence and only becomes suspicious when she is unable to produce a marriage certificate during the following seven years. Russian troops get so wasted that it seems like a good idea to make a little extra ...
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Man Who Scared A Shark To Death: And Other Tales Of Drunken Debauchery

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Overview

A British comedian, drunk on a gallon of wine, takes a one-pound bet to jump, completely naked, into an aquarium filled with sharks and stingrays, causing one of them to die of stress. An American man goes on such an astonishing bender he believes his girlfriend's claim that they got married while under the influence and only becomes suspicious when she is unable to produce a marriage certificate during the following seven years. Russian troops get so wasted that it seems like a good idea to make a little extra cash by selling off their tank … to Chechen rebels. The true stories in The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death, taken from news reports around the world, serve as both cautionary tales (don't agree to "help out" with a stranger's robbery, even if he seems like a really nice guy) and comforting perspective (at least you've never woken up in a trash compactor). However cringe-making your own most embarrassing drunken moment might be, at least you're not the man who caught his privates in a mousetrap—twice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143177814
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • Publication date: 10/24/2006
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Noel Boivin and Christopher Lombardo met in journalism school. They have both worked as freelance journalists and been regular contributors to Frank magazine. The drunken exploits of the pair have never received notice in any major newspaper and as such have not been included in The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2008

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    I'm a sucker for books of this sort. I like compilations of funny stories that keep to a page and a half max. The Darwin Awards is the granddaddy of this genre. Those books work because the stories themselves are funny, not because the writing is that great. It's not bad, but it's just told straight, like a science dissertation, which fits the background of the Darwin author. Here I'd say that the stories are funny, but if they got a straight treatment, they wouldn't be as fun to read. Credit to the writers of this one for making the book FUN to read. This is surprisingly well-written, even with literary quotes sprinkled in. I wasn't expecting that from a novelty-style book. This might be my new favorite book of this type. I will have to sober up first to be sure :' The two authors certainly cover their ground. I can't think of one area that they left out. The chapter on drunken politicians, cops, and other authority types was my favorite. Nice to see the tables turned! Your turn to walk the straight line officer! Overall, a great fun read. The title story is hilarious. If you're someone who enjoys a long happy hour, you WILL relate to this book... for better or worse :'

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