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Everybody Is Awful (except You!) (2018)
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Published: New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2018
Edition:  First edition
Description:  256 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780306825637, 0306825635, 9780306825637,
Language:  English


"In Everybody Is Awful, Florentine attacks awful people and awful situations with the same biting satire and cringe-worthy humor that made him famous on television shows like Crank Yankers, Meet the Creeps, and That Metal Show. Along the way, Everybody Is Awful takes readers through the author's formative years, a time filled with rebellion and horrible behavior, to the crazy early days of his career as a stand-up comedian. Florentine also recounts how he developed an obsession with pranks that morphed into his uniquely vigilante style of comedy and made him one of the most legendary prank callers of all time. Florentine excels at channeling the core rage we all feel at the seemingly small annoyances of life and his fans love the cathartic experience hidden within his hilarious ranting and raving, a tradition continued in Everybody Is Awful. Acting as a de facto therapist, Florentine diagnoses awful behavior, shames awful people, and offers comedic takes on how to reclaim our lives from it all"--



The education of an awfulologist -- My first prank calls -- Construction stories -- Strip club paradise -- Pranking like it's 1999 -- Florentine's got talent! -- Crank yankers: the early years -- Crazy concert stories -- Snuff calls -- Adventures in home abortions -- Meet the creeps -- My first murder confession -- That metal show -- Acting awful -- The awful afterword

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