“Truly funny….Little Billy’s Letters is a delightful literary Ali G….I loved it!”
—Josh Weinstein, former showrunner, “The Simpsons”
“Demonstrates an obsessive dedication to the prank art form that moves me to tears!”
—David Cross, comedian and author of I Drink for a Reason
“A masterpiece of mischief!”
—Alan Abel, named “Best Prankster of All Time” by Esquire magazine
Little Billy’s Letters is a zany collection of correspondence and memorabilia from the famous and infamous, responses to the cheeky and hilarious queries of a curious “little boy” named Billy (in reality, a fully grown Bill Geerhart). Fans of the bestselling Letters from a Nut and The Lazlo Letters, as well as Ali G and Borat aficionados, will howl at “Little Billy’s” wickedly, insanely hysterical childish scrawls and less-than-innocent questions to world leaders, Supreme Court justices, celebrities, CEOs, and serial killers…and the truly astonishing answers they elicited!
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What People are Saying About This
“I’m mildly insulted that Little Billy didn’t write to me, but otherwise I love this clever book and so will you.”
“Little Billy’s Letters by Bill Geerhart is, in a word, amazing.”
“Little Billy’s Letters brought sublime smiles and some howls. Bill Geerhart’s book reminds me of Don Novello’s Lazlo Toth pranks (Novello is the comic genius who created SNL’s Father Guido Sarducci) and Jeffrey Vallance’s 1981 prank book on exchanging neck ties with world leaders to promote peace.
“I generally resent humorous authors more clever than I am, but “Little Billy’s Letters” take the cake and he generously shares them. A masterpiece of mischief!”
“Truly funny, fascinating book. Little Billy’s Letters is a delightful, literary Ali G. I couldn’t put it down. Seriously, there’s something with the glue in the binding. Other than that, I loved it!”
“This book will both amuse and disturb you. Oh, wait, and also amurb you as well. It demonstrates an obsessive dedication to the prank art form that moves me to tears!!”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
While this book is hilariously funny, it is also quite poignant and fascinating. The type of a letter a person in power writes to a kid is very revealing. Some real surprises. A terrific book.
I really liked this book and the ideas the author came up with for his letters as Little Billy, loved his ideas and thoughts !
This is a great book that I urge anyone looking for a few good laughs to pick up. I heard about this book while reading an article on MSN and thought that it sounded like a great little gem. It was indeed. I am enjoying Billie's witty questions and some of the preposterous answers that he gets. This is a real pleaser, I enjoy a good laugh every now and again and this really hits the spot. I've heard people complain about the "unfortunate premise" of the book and how it is very deceptive; but really it is about a man, down on his luck who in desperate times, found a means to laugh and make others laugh as well. No harm, no foul.
I heard a DJ on the radio reading a few selected entries from this book and went out and got it that night! I wasn't disappointed! From the first letters "Little Billy" sent out till the last page, i was cracking up the whole time. Yelling to my husband, "honey you've got to read this one!" only to be followed a short time later, "This one is better than the last!" The book was pure entertainment. You can't take anything serious in this book. It was amazing to see how much he got back from some people, and even a few visits from a particular group!