Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Prank the Monkey:The ZUG Book of Pranks” as Want to Read:
Prank the Monkey:The ZUG Book of Pranks
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Prank the Monkey:The ZUG Book of Pranks

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  73 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Making A Monkey Out Of "The Man"

How does Bill Gates respond when you try to kiss him on the nipple?

What are the consequences of sending in your tax return, filled out entirely in roman numerals?

What happens when you wake up e-mail spammers with 4:00 a.m. phone calls?
Action-packed and stocked with laughs, "Prank the Monkey" follows the quest of one crusader of justice as he
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Citadel
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Prank the Monkey, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Prank the Monkey

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 120)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Oct 25, 2011 Jared rated it liked it
This book was kind of hit and miss for me. His premise is that pranking is done to point fun at big corporations and government so that we can all have a laugh at them. I like the premise. However, not all chapters were really pranks. I would guess about 1/4 of the book is not stories about pranks. These chapters frankly are not funny to me. And a book about pranks needs to be funny.

But there were quite a few chapters that were funny. Pranking Ashton Kutcher, and the electric company is some of
May 24, 2007 Christopher rated it really liked it
Shelves: likeit
Sir John Hargrave is a minor superhero: he has made a career of pranking large companies, celebrities, governments, and other organizations that screw with the little people. His targets are judiciously chosen, and the results had me laughing out loud throughout. Between opening his own Starbucks within a Starbucks, filing his taxes using only roman numerals, waking up spammers at three am to be removed from their distribution lists, getting Walmart to sell porn, and testing various penis enlarg ...more
King Ævil
Feb 15, 2008 King Ævil rated it liked it
Recommends it for: devotees of twisted humor
Shelves: humor, 2008
I first encountered Sir John Hargrave on the Web, via his famous "Taking Viagra in Church" experiment (also included in this book), and I was instantly hooked. Sir John (his true legal name, and no, he was never knighted) straddles a fine line between virtuosic satire and total insanity, as Prank the Monkey thoroughly documents. As the book progresses, Sir John's mischievousness rises exponentially in scale, up to and including faking his own violent murder in public; but in my opinion his fine ...more
Christian Lipski
Sep 13, 2008 Christian Lipski rated it it was ok
It was ok. Nice bits about what you can get away with, like signing your credit card receipt with hieroglyphics, and what the Mass. Turnpike toll booth will take in lieu of a dollar (fruit, two Fifty Cent stickers, etc). Some congressmen will respond if you ask them for their favorite joke. Most fun: what-all you can put in those return junk mail envelopes and get away with.

In general, very light reading, but mildly entertaining. I like his attitude of mocking the power structure of this country
Ori Fienberg
May 31, 2007 Ori Fienberg rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfictionista
You can open this book randomly at any page and find something absolutely hilarious. Unfortunately, if you read it from cover to cover you discover that many of his pranks are very similar, and that he's kind of whiny. But individually these pranks are great. Put it in the bathroom and read it from time to time and you should like it just fine.
Oct 04, 2011 Paul rated it liked it
Decent book, with some clever bits.
BookDB marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2016
Bryan rated it it was amazing
Jul 22, 2016
Sebastien Phaneuf
Sebastien Phaneuf rated it liked it
Jul 11, 2016
Jason DeFillippo
Jason DeFillippo marked it as to-read
May 18, 2016
Tony rated it liked it
May 11, 2016
Lee Lawson
Lee Lawson rated it liked it
Mar 20, 2016
Adrian McDonald
Adrian McDonald marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2016
Cindy rated it liked it
Feb 16, 2016
Andrew rated it liked it
Dec 03, 2015
Jeff Rieke
Jeff Rieke rated it it was ok
Sep 25, 2015
Jeff Holden
Jeff Holden marked it as to-read
Sep 19, 2015
Joey added it
Sep 12, 2015
Ashley rated it really liked it
Aug 30, 2015
Arun Venkatesan
Arun Venkatesan rated it it was amazing
Jun 24, 2015
Alex Arnon
Alex Arnon rated it liked it
Jun 12, 2015
Andrey Butenko
Andrey Butenko marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2015
Peter added it
Mar 22, 2015
David rated it it was ok
Jan 05, 2015
Lauren rated it liked it
Dec 27, 2014
Adam rated it liked it
Nov 24, 2014
Dusty rated it liked it
Nov 11, 2014
Rhianon Borg
Rhianon Borg rated it liked it
Sep 29, 2014
Timothy rated it it was ok
Dec 21, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
I am author, entrepreneur, and mind hacker.

I am also the CEO of Media Shower, the leading content marketing company.

I write about how improving people can help us improve our businesses and our lives.

My favorite snack is apples with peanut butter.
More about John Hargrave...

Share This Book