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Mentally Incontinent: That Time I Burned Down a Hooters, That Time My Stalker Crashed on My Couch, and Nine Other Stories from My Weird Life

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"To determine seven of the 11 stories included in this blog-to-book collection, Atlanta artist and internet presence Peacock asked the fans of his website, mentallyincontinent.com, to vote for their favorites, 'So if you hate one (or all) of them,' he writes, 'blame the voters.' Readers will likely blame Peacock anyway. Giddily dark throughout, and with a proudly juvenile sensibility, one typical Peacock adventure finds him using a corporate expense account to buy an extravagant full back tattoo-'the largest individual symbol of my newfound sense of daring'-only for the tattoo artist to get hit by a bus, and die, after the first part of a multi-week process. Another finds him setting fire to his best friend's pants, while he's still in them, inside a moving vehicle (his dad's VW Vanagon). Though he moved enough copies of the self-published version to merit this mainstream publication, Peacock's Jackass-style antics fall flat on the page; one gets the feeling that, like many blogger-authors before him, Peacock is his own biggest fan." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Cyberspace's answer to David Sedaris, blogger Peacock delivers a batch of hilarious stories, featuring his misadventures with a stalker, his frustrated attempts to convince his mom that he's not gay, and other raucous recollections.

About the Author

Joe Peacock runs the Web site mentallyincontinent.com, writes books, plays semi-professional football, fights in mixed martial arts tournaments, and draws pretty pictures for Web sites.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592404827
Author:
Peacock, Joe
Publisher:
Gotham Books
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Atlanta (ga.)
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.00x5.30x.66 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "To determine seven of the 11 stories included in this blog-to-book collection, Atlanta artist and internet presence Peacock asked the fans of his website, mentallyincontinent.com, to vote for their favorites, 'So if you hate one (or all) of them,' he writes, 'blame the voters.' Readers will likely blame Peacock anyway. Giddily dark throughout, and with a proudly juvenile sensibility, one typical Peacock adventure finds him using a corporate expense account to buy an extravagant full back tattoo-'the largest individual symbol of my newfound sense of daring'-only for the tattoo artist to get hit by a bus, and die, after the first part of a multi-week process. Another finds him setting fire to his best friend's pants, while he's still in them, inside a moving vehicle (his dad's VW Vanagon). Though he moved enough copies of the self-published version to merit this mainstream publication, Peacock's Jackass-style antics fall flat on the page; one gets the feeling that, like many blogger-authors before him, Peacock is his own biggest fan." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Cyberspace's answer to David Sedaris, blogger Peacock delivers a batch of hilarious stories, featuring his misadventures with a stalker, his frustrated attempts to convince his mom that he's not gay, and other raucous recollections.
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