That Time I Burned Down a Hooters, That Time My Stalker Crashed on My Couch, and Nine Other Stories from My Weird Life
ISBN 9781592404827 | 256 pages | 03 Nov 2009 | Gotham Trade Paperback | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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Cyberspace’s answer to David Sedaris: raucous recollections from a man with a serious blabber-control problem
Joe Peacock is one of those rare people to whom interesting things just sorta happen. For the amusement of his friends, he’d often recount in long e-mails his latest misadventure, whether it was witnessing an armed robbery or being vomited on during his first sexual experience. In 2002, he started collecting those stories on a Web site he founded, mentallyincontinent.com. Soon he had a large following of visitors, including a rabid core group who suggested edits and helped him hone his writing craft. In 2005, he self-published the best stories from his site as a collection and in the years since he’s been holding impromptu readings across the country, selling thousands of copies (mostly out of the back of his truck).
In Mentally Incontinent, Joe delivers a batch of hilarious and brand-new stories, featuring his misadventures with a stalker, his blind date with a fifteen-year-old, and his frustrated attempts to convince his mom that he’s not gay. A natural storyteller and a self-proclaimed magnet for weirdness, Joe Peacock has emerged from the bowels of the Internet with some interesting tales to tell.
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