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Kotter's Back: E-mails from a Faded Celebrity to a Bewildered World

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  6 reviews
When fifty-eight-year-old Gabe Kaplan, perhaps best known for his performance in the title role of the popular seventies sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, got an e-mail asking him to participate in a show called Celebrity Boxing, he couldn't resist the urge to have a little fun with the request. After exchanging a series of ludicrous e-mails with the show's talent coordinator i ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 26th 2007 by Gallery Books (first published 2007)
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Debbie Carnahan-Nichols
Sep 16, 2010 Debbie Carnahan-Nichols rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone in need of a laugh
Shelves: 2010-reads
A riot throughout!

Gabe Kaplan, of "Welcome Back Kotter" and "Battle of the Network Stars" fame, created this book of hilarious e-mails that he has sent to various contacts/experts in their fields. Most of these propose new innovative ways to get Gabe back in the spotlight after years of being off of the prime time airwaves. Are you looking to laugh? Here is a great way to get yourself there!
How could I not read a book by MISTER KOTTER?

Ok, so I only read a part of it. Basically, it's him doing prank emails on people. Sort of a Crank Yankers on the interwebs. Remember how each episode of Welcome Back Kotter had him telling a really, really groan-inducing joke to Mrs. Kotter? It's funnier than that. I know that's not saying much.
Gabe Kaplan has still got it! And he's got it bad! Email correspondences between Kaplan and the innocent butts of his inside joke with the reader. Great for reading out loud in your Horshack or Barbarino impersonation voice. Not just for "Welcome Back Kotter" fans, but it helps.
Jul 17, 2007 Karen rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone wanting a good laugh
Gabe Kaplan, of "Welcome Back, Kotter" is still just as crazy as ever. This is a book in the same manner of "Letters from a Nut" and "The Lazlo Letters" but they're all emails. If you want a light, quick read that will make you laugh out loud then this is one for you to read.
This book is so funny. it's like watching-a-gag-reel funny. Something about trying to be really serious and life getting in the way is really funny. I love that Gabe Kaplan just let it all hang out. it was refreshing. Seriously, read it.
Jan 04, 2008 Brian rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: humor
not impressed. though he is a famous name, this type of prank HAS been done before...and funnier
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