One of Us is F@#*in' Crazy - Letters to Great Americans

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Apparently naive but subtly impertinent letters to Generals, Politicians, Journalists, Wingnuts and Chickenhawks. More
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Published: Feb. 01, 2011
Words: 32,180
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465920225
About Andy Bain

Librarian, waiter, lumberjack, builder, cartoonist, journalist, author, tax inspector, fork lift truck driver and subversive pinko liberal in that order.

Ping Pong fanatic. Baldy Vegetarian. Militant Atheist.

One wife, one daughter, one collie cross called Max.

Favorite music: Van Morrison
Favorite beer: Milwaukee's BEST ICE
Favourite wine: Anything from the Haut Medoc
Favourite book: Bill Blum's 'Rogue State'
Favorite TV: Real Time/Bill Maher and Battlestar Gallactica

Reviews

Review by: Heather Lea1313 on Jan. 26, 2013 : star star
This book is not as funny as it wants to be. There is a few laughable moments, but mostly it's just mildly amusing.
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Review by: Heather Lea1313 on Jan. 26, 2013 : star star
This bohhh
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Review by: raejhb on July 19, 2012 : star star star star star
Brilliant. The concept, the execution, I dare anybody to read this book without a smile on their face. I would like to see this style of writing widely published. I believe that leaders of all institutions public, religious, commercial etcetera should be held accountable and Mr. Bain (Andy after I read the book) has achieved this in a very funny and well written series of letters.
I am English, living in Africa, so I am not that familiar with the public figures involved, but that did not detract from my enjoyment of this book.
P.S. I do not have a signed photo of Andy and I did not receive $20 from him. If you want to know what that was about you will have to read the book.
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Review by: amusedbutbarely on Jan. 24, 2012 : (no rating)
As with most political satirists, Andy seems to be able to hit a home run off a lob. At some point, it becomes painful to keep reading put downs without a glimmer of hope about coming up with a better way. Eventually we all disregard the grump, even if he is funny, because it's all negative. Most of the recipients are handcuffed by professional protocol while Andy is free to rant. Pick a fair fight! Next he'll be picking on the mentally challenged & Democrats. An effort, but not quite noble.
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Review by: Albert Robbins on May 18, 2011 : star star star star star
Absolutely hilarous read! You do not want to miss this at all. Every page is full of a bundle of laughs and one can only hope that the people they are written to/about get the humor.
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Review by: Shaukat Qadir on Feb. 22, 2011 : (no rating)
Andy has written a hilariously funny book. A must read for those with a sense of humor and the non-conformists.
The book consists of his letters and the few responses he received.
What stands out is his subtle sarcasm in addressing letters to Senators, Congressmen/women, Generals, and other well known figures.
What adds flavor to it is the banality of the responses he receives; whether the banality of the response is out of sheer stupidity (often most likely) or deliberate.
A thoroughly enjoyable read!
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Review by: Tumshi on Feb. 16, 2011 : star star star star star
"The letters are great, funny, very well-crafted and with Colbert-like precision." Saul Landau, Professor Emeritus at California State University
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Review by: Bilal S on Feb. 15, 2011 : star star star star star
If the pen is mightier than the sword, then Andy is a master swordsman. He shoots his bullets without regards to peril to himself, his wife or his cats. He unfailingly hits the high and mighty with his well-crafted, lyrical and humorous letters. Never quite taking himself seriously, he is catching prominent politicians, writers, TV and other personalities off-guard with his self-deprecating wit, while clearly exposing the common hypocrisy and blunders of all of those who surround us in public life.
In short, joyful reading full of chuckles. Andy’s word choices are varied and enlightening. Learned about many words I did not know existed. I would go as far as to say that his letters could serve as examples of how certain words can be used in any spelling bee.
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Review by: Penny Dainty on Feb. 03, 2011 : star star star star star
Very humorous. No-one in a position to influence the zeitgeist is beyond the reach of Andy's subversive satire. If his subjects (victims?) aren't totally divorced from reality they might spot the home truths among the irony.
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