Words Are Stupid

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Rated 4.59/5 based on 24 reviews
A collection of quotes from Cracked columnist, John Cheese. Adult language.

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Words: 19,500
Language: American English
ISBN: 9781301427772
About John Cheese

John Cheese is a leading columnist for Cracked.com. He's written for National Lampoon and AskMen, and has been interviewed by Forbes for his writing and insight.

Reviews

Review by: Francisco Hernandez on April 21, 2013 : (no rating)
Very good book, but a bit short. Worth every cent, keep writing Mr. Cheese.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Maria Lorentzen on April 07, 2013 :
I preferred the stories to the quotes; they seemed disjointed and random. The stories were great, though. I could do with a touch less profanity, but it is what it is. Funny book, worth the price and then some.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Phil Emninetynine on March 30, 2013 : (no rating)
In world of flawed heroes, Mr. Cheese is as flawed as they come. The fine line between comedy and tragedy is rubbed out with a wet eraser, and we find ouselves laughing even at the friction holes left in the page.
Anyone familiar with this author's work at Cracked will know there are life lessons here, served up in vivid living color: ignore them at your own risk.
The "Mayans" quip is, in itself, worth $1.98, so the value in this book is off the charts.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: JoShea Carson on March 29, 2013 :
Incredibly hilarious! I expected nothing less from John Cheese. Easily one of the most hilarious works of literature I have had the pleasure of reading.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: spudgunk on March 29, 2013 :
This collection of quotes is an instant mood-lifter. Easily devourable within one afternoon and just as easy to pick up again the next day.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Adicus Garton on March 29, 2013 :
A short book of quotes and thoughts on just about everything, Words Are Stupid is a nice diversion for an afternoon.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Markian Gooley on March 28, 2013 :
Frankly I find John the wisest writer at Cracked (if only because he's survived a bizarre childhood and reckless youth and learned from them, and developed the ability to write about what he's learned, and amusingly) but not the funniest. Here we get almost all humor -- pretty much what I'd expected -- and although there is much funny stuff here, and I think the book is well worth what I paid for it, it's about what I'd expected: not quite my favorite brand of humor, though with occasional flashes of brilliance. That said, if you like the man's articles on Cracked, there's enough here to be worth buying this -- or just think of your purchase as a couple coins in a tip jar.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: John Sockey on March 28, 2013 :
I now understand why this guy was the inspiration for 'John' of 'John dies at the end'.

Awesome book. I keep rereading it and I laugh every time.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Stephanie Weaver on March 28, 2013 :
More please!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: kingkrapp on March 27, 2013 :
I was concerned that this was going to be another one of those shitty coffee table one-liner joke books, but the quality of John Cheese's mind and writing really carries this. I read it in one sitting and I was left eager for more.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: David Leek on March 23, 2013 :
I expect nothing less than this book from Cracked's best writer. A wonderful tome sure to delight and amaze. And disgust, just a little. You will love it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: watson 387 on March 17, 2013 :
John Cheese is a funny guy. His articles for Cracked rarely fail to make me laugh out loud (for real, not in the lol sense), and this book is the same way. I really enjoyed the introductions to each chapter which give you a decent look into the man's mind. After each intro are a series of related (or unrelated, as it were) jokes that are unmistakably John Cheese. There were plenty of times during reading that I had to cover my mouth with my hand to stop myself from laughing at inappropriate times. Also included in the "About The Author" section at the end is an excellent short story that is actually my favorite part of the book. Although a little short this is well worth the 99 cent price tag. Here's to hoping there is more to come from John Cheese.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Adrian R on March 11, 2013 :
John is one of my favourite Cracked columnists. So I was very excited to get this book. Judging by the glowing reviews posted thus far, I hope I'm not run out of town with my more sobering look.

The book is hilarious. Before buying it I read the introduction with the 13-inch turd story and that was enough to earn my dollar.

This work is structured so that each chapter (except the introduction) has two parts: first, a narrative; second, a collection of quotes loosely based on the chapter subject.

I absolutely loved the first part of each chapter. It was exactly what I enjoyed about John's work on Cracked. The second part of each chapter, however, I didn't enjoy as much. There were a lot of chuckles as I read them but I felt lost and disjointed, like I was watching an ADHD butterfly flit from one thought to the next with no flow amongst them.

As a book, I felt half disappointed as I got to the second part of each chapter.

However, as a piece of entertainment costing only a dollar I got many times my cost of enjoyment out of it. Don't misunderstand me; I am very happy with my purchase.

I'm sure each quote I read I would have found much more hilarious if I had been reading an article of John's as he throws in one of his zingers that make me laugh out loud while he's writing about a subject that he obviously takes very seriously. And I think that's what I enjoy most about his writing.

This is my opinion and I can appreciate that some people might enjoy the rapid fire, unrelated one-liners of a book of quotes. It's just not for me.

I sincerely hope he writes another book and I will be among the first to purchase it. I hope it will be structured as a complete narrative with the humour woven throughout.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Barkley Books on March 11, 2013 :
One of my favorite columnists on Cracked, and he's written a book. I had to get it, and I'm glad I did. It's not often a book makes me laugh, but this one succeeded. I'm only sorry it's not longer.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Ter Gannon on March 10, 2013 :
As soon as my spouse told me you'd written a book, I knew I had to get it.

I just spent the last hour or so reading it and I have to say that I enjoyed it immensely. I found myself grinning or laughing to myself time and time again. While some of the jokes made me feel a bit sick (not exactly a fan of poo jokes, or some of the food jokes), over all it was a good read.

Definitely an easy buy for the .99 cent mark (a bit more since I'm Canadian. ...Our dollar's currently stronger, so I'm a bit confused why we had to pay more; but that'd neither here or there. You can't control that).

Good work, man. Can't wait to see more!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Victor Kivisto on March 08, 2013 :
Been throwing people off all day with the "Home Alone" question. Worth at least 10 times what I paid for it!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Shaun Miller on March 07, 2013 :
I finsihed it and felt an overwhelming sensation to punch a rhino in the face... but the book is beyond awesome, it is exactly what you would expect from the man who's name rhymes with Con frecklespeeze... I guess the only downside of reading a book like this one is all other books become shittier in comparrison.... plus it is only 99 cents
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Alanna Walsh on March 07, 2013 :
Read the preview this morning. Quoted and/or mentioned the book four times throughout the day. Came home and bought it immediately. May buy multiple copies because only paying one cent for it is kind of making me feel like a thief.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Sam Brookes on March 07, 2013 :
This was worth every cent even if every page is blank purely to support Mr Cheese - goodonya mate - you're an inspiration and source of great insight and world knowledge. And dick jokes - can't forget those :)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Matt Peace on March 07, 2013 :
I laughed. I cried. I suplexed my dog through a table.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Austin Bodkin on March 07, 2013 :
I got more laughs from this in one day than I have in the last 2 weeks. Truly a book to lighten the mood, with interesting personal anecdotes added to his quotes to reveal where John's inspiration comes from. A fantastic read and honestly worthy of more than the dollar you pay for the price of admission. Not to mention the bonus section...
John Cheese is at his best in this book, and I for one hope to see more full length titles from him in the future.
Also: Did I mention Words Are Stupid increases penis size by four inches? Well it does...every time you read through it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Adam Zagursky on March 07, 2013 :
More, please.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: David Jensen on March 07, 2013 :
Great book, lots of laughs, John Cheese, super cheap, and John Cheese. What's not to love?
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Matthew Byas on March 06, 2013 :
Finally, a book from John Cheese. There are plenty of other classics out there - The Hunger Games, War and Peace, How to Operate Your Mr. Coffee Tea Maker - but only this one boasts the "by John Cheese" status. I laughed, I cried, I cheered, I wet myself, I got kicked out of the library for wetting myself.

Thank you, Mr. Cheese, and may the monster of success continue to strike you.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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