What's the Number for 911?: America's Wackiest 911 Calls

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911 Dispatch: "911, what's your emergency?" Caller: "What were the winning numbers for the Evening Pick Four today?"

Lauded as the "911 poster child" by Katie Couric, former Saturday Night Live writer Leland Gregory takes us back to where the funny all began.

From presidential philosophizing and political pandering to foolish felons and office idiots, Leland Gregory generates side-splitting laughter by chronicling the worst of human nature. ...

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Overview

911 Dispatch: "911, what's your emergency?" Caller: "What were the winning numbers for the Evening Pick Four today?"

Lauded as the "911 poster child" by Katie Couric, former Saturday Night Live writer Leland Gregory takes us back to where the funny all began.

From presidential philosophizing and political pandering to foolish felons and office idiots, Leland Gregory generates side-splitting laughter by chronicling the worst of human nature. Gregory takes us back to where all the laughs began by updating his 911 cult classic with more than 150 new tales of bizarre but true 911 calls such as:

.911: "Do you know a good stain remover?"

.911 Report: Person answered "no" to the question: "Are you conscious?"

.911 Report: Man called and requested dispatcher call his wife to let her know he's on his way home and that she shouldn't yell at him.

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Some folks dial 911 when they find themselves in a situation of dire need. Others call when they need pizza, an open gas station, or perhaps someone to assist in the changing of a battery. These outrageously inappropriate calls, and many more, are recorded in What's the Number for 911?, sidesplitting proof that some people will go to any lengths to get rid of their neighbor's pet cow.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740777097
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 430,346
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

The jokes, wacky anecdotes, and inane quotes in Leland Gregory‚Äôs Stupid-themed anthologies showcase the best of human nature at its worst. Through his Twitter handle of @ChronicStupid, Leland shares headlines, quips, and unbelievable feats of folly culled from print, online, and broadcast media around the globe. He has authored more than a dozen humor titles, including What's the Number for 911? and the New York Times best-sellers Stupid American History and America's Dumbest Criminals.  A tireless promoter, he has made hundreds of radio and television appearances, including multiple appearances on NBC's Today show. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Likeland Police

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    What's the number for 911?

    Easy. 911

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    Funny

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2009

    FUNNY READ IT

    I love this book I first saw it at the paper store but got it at the library it was so funny i saw in the store and i showed it to my grandmother it was funny to me but she said why do you like all of this swearing in books and i said it is funny. At dinner my grandmother said that person who wrote this book must be a real clown she claims there is better words use instead of a story saying m-f she says it is boring but I THINK THIS IS A GREAT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Read it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2004

    Wierd

    The calls were so funny I couln't believe they were actually true. You wont beieve some of them but there are some stupid people out there.

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