Synopses & Reviews
Who do we call when we're in dire need of help' 911, of course. However some situations that callers perceived as emergencies, may not be so urgent.
Dispatcher: "911. What is your emergency'"
Male caller: "Yeah, I want to order a pizza.
"What's the Number for 911' is a collection of more than 170 stories and actual transcripts of strange, and hilarious 911 phone calls. Most of the people who made these calls needed help all right-but not 911 help. It is an easy read, with stops only for shaking your head, turning the page, and laughing out loud. It's amazing what some people have used their telephones for-Alexander Graham Bell would be shocked.
People love to laugh at the stupidity of others and this book shows stupidity at its, well, stupidest. Here are just a couple of the absurd 911 reports: Male complainant called and requested police call gas stations on all exits of I-95 to find out which ones are open. Female complainant called to request police officer come to residence to change battery in smoke detector as she couldn't reach it. Roger's Department Store called three times asking if they could close during a storm. Complainant called about neighbor keeping a pet cow in the yard.
One of 2000's biggest book successes was the sleeper best-seller What's the Number for 911?, which went back to press three times in less than a month last fall. Now, faster than you can dial 9-1-1, author Leland Gregory delivers his follow-up of more real-life calls to the country's emergency operators.
What's the Number for 911 Again? answers the urgent call for more of these wacky conversations:
-- "Can you unplug my coffeepot I left on at my house?"
-- "Where can I get rid of my Christmas tree?"
Amazing and hilarious!
Collects emergency phone calls made to 911, including calls made by animals, by a man asking for a ride to the grocery store, and a complaint about a woman's floating cat.
About the Author
Leland Gregory is the coauthor of America's Dumbest Criminals, which spent 17 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller's list. He is also the author of Great Government Goofs!, Presumed Ignorant, and Presidential Indiscretion. Leland writes for television, radio, films, and magazines and does political media consulting. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and son.