Wanted - Bear Cubs for My Children: One Hundred of the Weirdest Posts Ever Seen on Craigslist (and Their Responses)

Wanted - Bear Cubs for My Children: One Hundred of the Weirdest Posts Ever Seen on Craigslist (and Their Responses)

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by Gary Fingercastle
     
 

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What do haunted furniture, bear cubs, and a skydiving baby have in common?
Answer: Serial craigslist poster and parodist Gary Fingercastle.

Picture this: Author and agitator Gary Fingercastle posts hundreds of mock advertisements on the popular website craigslist.org and receives thousands of real-life responses. And because truth is

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What do haunted furniture, bear cubs, and a skydiving baby have in common?
Answer: Serial craigslist poster and parodist Gary Fingercastle.

Picture this: Author and agitator Gary Fingercastle posts hundreds of mock advertisements on the popular website craigslist.org and receives thousands of real-life responses. And because truth is stranger than fiction, he learns that:

  • People will do anything for love (like jumping into a lion pen and dressing up like a Christmas tree).
  • You can give anything away (like haunted furniture, torture racks, and mummies).
  • You can purchase anything on the Internet (like bear cubs and tattoos for children).
  • People will do anything for money (like driving into walls at high speeds and starving themselves for five weeks straight).

This book is the hilarious and oftentimes horrifying collection that really makes you wonder—are we all insane?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605503578
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
11/18/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Gary Fingercastle, a freelance writer and editor, has been writing about and following online culture for half a decade. An avid Internet junkie, he has devoted countless hours to studying the evolution of online trends. Utilizing skills he acquired working as a playwright, a traveling musician, an exterminator, an antique book salesman, and a method actor, Mr. Fingercastle assumed many roles during the production of this book, posing as neglectful parents, landlords, ranchers, sex-crazed fetishists, nut jobs, druggies, art dealers, and ministers. He lives in New York, NY.

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Wanted - Bear Cubs for My Children: One Hundred of the Weirdest Posts Ever Seen on Craigslist (and Their Responses) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
R_Davs More than 1 year ago
While the introduction of the book had me believing I would get a few laughs out of it, as I continued reading I became more and more disappointed. Being an internet geek familiar with all the -isms the internet has to offer, I rarely found this book amusing beyond the introduction. Anyone familiar with the online community, especially the people on Craig's list who the author is targeting, knows what kind of responses to expect even for the author's fake posts. I made it as far as the third chapter before I started skipping entries and still seeing expected responses to the author's so-called "crazy" posts. The posts in themselves were, at times, amusing but nothing I haven't read before on numerous sites that already poke fun at how crazy people are. Not to mention the sites are free. I would honestly not recommend this book.
IgnatzK More than 1 year ago
If you enjoyed the "Letters from a Nut" (Ted L. Nancy) series you'll enjoy this book - it is a lighter weight version of the same idea, prank postings on Craigslist for bizarre items that amazingly, people really want. The postings and the responses are both entertaining. Good for reading on the plane, beach, or having at home to pick up from time to time.