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Idiot Letters

3.70  ·  Rating Details  ·  136 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Look out, public relations; take cover, customer service -- Paul Rosa's letter is in the mail and his inventively imbecilic queries about consumer products have a way of eliciting equally idiotic and even more unlikely answers from some of America's biggest companies.
160 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Main Street Books (first published 1995)
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Kathy Ferrell
Dec 06, 2012 Kathy Ferrell rated it really liked it
Laugh out loud stupidly, brilliantly funny. I used to own this and then, like a fool, I donated it to the library. I'm sorry I did. I still remember the particular exchange between the author and a cat food company. The cat food rep's brilliantly dry wit made it even funnier. Occasionally, corporate America conceals a genuine wag, and it's treat to unearth one, under all the memos and loose paper clips. So, so funny!!
Nathaniel Wyckoff
Jun 13, 2011 Nathaniel Wyckoff rated it it was amazing
This book was hysterical. Just before the explosion of e-mail, this guy wrote many ridiculous letters to corporations, demanding answers to questions like "Does Wilford Brimly really eat oatmeal?" He concocted ridiculous scenarios that had me laughing out loud. It was hard to get through some of the letters without bursting into guffaws. It's hard to find anything funnier than this one.
Leslie
Sep 06, 2007 Leslie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
Shelves: humor
Paul Rosa is hilarious. He writes crazy letters to corporations and then publishes their responses. Of course, this was published before email became commonplace. I wrote the author and he sent me some funny bumperstickers.
Andrew Farr
Sep 29, 2009 Andrew Farr rated it really liked it
This book is a series of short letters to major corporations. It is probably one of the funniest things I've ever put my face in.
Christine
Jun 01, 2014 Christine rated it really liked it
Pretty amusing. The way some of the companies handle the author's letters is commendable.
Bob Vickers
Feb 14, 2016 Bob Vickers rated it it was amazing
This has got to be the funniest book I ever read. First read it about 15 years ago and it still hasn't been topped.
Yawz
Dec 27, 2014 Yawz rated it liked it
It's entertaining..if you can excuse the crude humor.
Phil Fox
Dec 30, 2011 Phil Fox rated it did not like it
Total rip off. Read Letters from Nut by Ted L. Nancy (aka Jerry Seinfeld). Letters from a Nut in general is a lot more light-spirited and humorous compared to Idiot Letters
Amy P.
May 20, 2010 Amy P. rated it really liked it
Such a funny book! Mr. Rosa's sarcastic humor is definitely worthy of a read! The short letters makes this a perfect book to read in small doses.
Charlene
Jan 12, 2011 Charlene rated it it was ok
This guy writes the most ridiculous letters to companies to try and get a response. It is hilarious. Good bathroom material.
Laura
Dec 27, 2008 Laura rated it it was ok
This book is just as you would imagine. It is worth the read, however save it until you have nothing else to read.
Laura
Mar 20, 2013 Laura rated it really liked it
I laughed out loud with some of these letters! And there were some pretty snazzy replies!
Lucas
Sep 24, 2008 Lucas rated it it was ok
This was an okay book, amusing at times, kind of boring most of the time.
Mike Henry
Feb 05, 2008 Mike Henry rated it really liked it
Funny. This book is what the other "letters"-books strive to be.
Allie
Dec 21, 2012 Allie rated it it was ok
The book got stupider as the reading went on.
Breezy
Apr 14, 2008 Breezy rated it did not like it
Wilbert Winkler is waaaaay funnier.
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