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A Lighter Shade of Blue: Weird, Wild, and Wacky Cop Stories

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In the tradition of Leland Gregory’s STUPID collections, here are authentic tales of life behind the badge, featuring hilarious anecdotes as told by the cops who experienced them—everything from stupid crooks and bungled crimes to station-house banter and quick-witted comebacks.

In the tradition of Leland Gregory's best-selling Stupid collections, retired NYPD officer Scott Baker and author Tom Philbin present A Lighter Shade of Blue. With authentic tales of life behind the badge, A Lighter Shade of Blue features hilarious anecdotes as told by the cops on the scene--everything from stupid crooks and bungled crimes to patrol etiquette, station house banter, and mangled English.

From a gun-stealing chimpanzee to the good-natured hazing of a new recruit, A Lighter Shade of Blue mixes the hilarious with the downright unbelievable through more than 100 firsthand accounts from police officers across the United States and Canada. In addition, a handy glossary of funny cop lingo apprises readers of why they would much rather have a fat pill (buttered roll) as opposed to a finger wave (rectal exam). Consider A Lighter Shade of Blue as the ultimate ride-along--a sidesplitting collection rife with real stories from the cops who have seen and heard it all, including:

* A rookie who is locked in the back of a cop car during his first patrol and driven, windows down, through an automatic car wash.

* A gun-stealing chimpanzee.

* A college professor attacked by a wild gang of teenage girls who promptly steal his watch.

Synopsis:

In the tradition of Leland Gregory’s STUPID collections, here are authentic tales of life behind the badge, featuring hilarious anecdotes as told by the cops who experienced them—everything from stupid crooks and bungled crimes to station-house banter and quick-witted comebacks.

In the tradition of Leland Gregory's best-selling Stupid collections, retired NYPD officer Scott Baker and author Tom Philbin present A Lighter Shade of Blue. With authentic tales of life behind the badge, A Lighter Shade of Blue features hilarious anecdotes as told by the cops on the scene--everything from stupid crooks and bungled crimes to patrol etiquette, station house banter, and mangled English.

From a gun-stealing chimpanzee to the good-natured hazing of a new recruit, A Lighter Shade of Blue mixes the hilarious with the downright unbelievable through more than 100 firsthand accounts from police officers across the United States and Canada. In addition, a handy glossary of funny cop lingo apprises readers of why they would much rather have a fat pill (buttered roll) as opposed to a finger wave (rectal exam). Consider A Lighter Shade of Blue as the ultimate ride-along--a sidesplitting collection rife with real stories from the cops who have seen and heard it all, including:

* A rookie who is locked in the back of a cop car during his first patrol and driven, windows down, through an automatic car wash.

* A gun-stealing chimpanzee.

* A college professor attacked by a wild gang of teenage girls who promptly steal his watch.

Synopsis:

From cop hijinks and quick-witted comebacks to stupid crooks and the just-plain bizarre, A Lighter Shade of Blue shares the hilarious and downright strange real-life stories of police officers in their own words.  Gathered by retired NYPD cop Scott Baker and writer Tom Philbin, this sidesplitting collection is chockfull of stories from the cops who have seen and heard it allgiving a true look at the funniest experiences of life behind the badge, including accounts of: 

• A rookie who is locked in the back of a cop car and ran, windows down, through a car wash first thing on his patrol.

• A gun-stealing chimpanzee who likes to hob-nob with the wealthy.

• A tuna fish lunch-break for a newbie officer’s first autopsy viewinga special “treat” provided by a veteran officer.

• A college professor who is attacked by a wild gang of teenage girls who promptly steal his watch.

A Lighter Shade of Blue is an uproarious ride-along full of illegal antics, human weirdness, and criminal stupidity.

About the Author

Scott Baker is a former NYPD police officer and boxer. He is now a successful boxing coach and has his own fat-burning fitness video at www.hiitathome.com. He also teaches and performs improv comedy all around the East Coast, and he still lives in New York. Tom Philbin is a freelance writer and the author of dozens of nonfiction books, including The Funniest Cop Stories Ever with Scott Baker. Philbin and Baker's book A Warmer Shade of Blue won a Quill and Badge Award from the International Union of Police Associations for excellence in police writing.

Scott Baker is a former NYPD police officer and boxer. He is now a successful boxing coach and has his own fat-burning fitness video at www.hiitathome.com. He also teaches and performs improv comedy all around the East Coast, and he still lives in New York. Tom Philbin is a freelance writer and the author of dozens of nonfiction books, including The Funniest Cop Stories Ever with Scott Baker. Philbin and Baker's book A Warmer Shade of Blue won a Quill and Badge Award from the International Union of Police Associations for excellence in police writing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781449407742
Subtitle:
Weird, Wild, and Wacky Cop Stories
Author:
Baker, Scott
Author:
Philbin, Tom
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20111004
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by , In the tradition of Leland Gregory’s STUPID collections, here are authentic tales of life behind the badge, featuring hilarious anecdotes as told by the cops who experienced them—everything from stupid crooks and bungled crimes to station-house banter and quick-witted comebacks.

In the tradition of Leland Gregory's best-selling Stupid collections, retired NYPD officer Scott Baker and author Tom Philbin present A Lighter Shade of Blue. With authentic tales of life behind the badge, A Lighter Shade of Blue features hilarious anecdotes as told by the cops on the scene--everything from stupid crooks and bungled crimes to patrol etiquette, station house banter, and mangled English.

From a gun-stealing chimpanzee to the good-natured hazing of a new recruit, A Lighter Shade of Blue mixes the hilarious with the downright unbelievable through more than 100 firsthand accounts from police officers across the United States and Canada. In addition, a handy glossary of funny cop lingo apprises readers of why they would much rather have a fat pill (buttered roll) as opposed to a finger wave (rectal exam). Consider A Lighter Shade of Blue as the ultimate ride-along--a sidesplitting collection rife with real stories from the cops who have seen and heard it all, including:

* A rookie who is locked in the back of a cop car during his first patrol and driven, windows down, through an automatic car wash.

* A gun-stealing chimpanzee.

* A college professor attacked by a wild gang of teenage girls who promptly steal his watch.

"Synopsis" by , From cop hijinks and quick-witted comebacks to stupid crooks and the just-plain bizarre, A Lighter Shade of Blue shares the hilarious and downright strange real-life stories of police officers in their own words.  Gathered by retired NYPD cop Scott Baker and writer Tom Philbin, this sidesplitting collection is chockfull of stories from the cops who have seen and heard it allgiving a true look at the funniest experiences of life behind the badge, including accounts of: 

• A rookie who is locked in the back of a cop car and ran, windows down, through a car wash first thing on his patrol.

• A gun-stealing chimpanzee who likes to hob-nob with the wealthy.

• A tuna fish lunch-break for a newbie officer’s first autopsy viewinga special “treat” provided by a veteran officer.

• A college professor who is attacked by a wild gang of teenage girls who promptly steal his watch.

A Lighter Shade of Blue is an uproarious ride-along full of illegal antics, human weirdness, and criminal stupidity.

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