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A childhood friend that turned terrorist in an Islamic militant splinter faction of Amway. Richard Nixon's commentary on his favorite Dokken album. A reality Tv show about competitive grave robbing. A movie review of Little Fockers, exploring the film's Bsdm-inspired pedophilia themes and parody of the Ben Hur chariot race, filmed with small breed dogs around a set designe ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published June 14th 2011 by Paragraph Line Books (first published June 11th 2011)
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Nathaniel Tower
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fistful of Awesome

Imagine the funniest book ever written. Now multiply that by ten, strap a bomb to it, stick it in your pants, and jump off a mountain. That's how funny this book is. Jon Konrath is a comedic genius. He'll turn your sense of humor inside out and punch it in the face. Anyone capable of reading a story like "My Friend, the Jihadist" without laughing 79 times is a soulless Android who was probably programmed by a jihadist. Konrath, I applaud you. Get yourself a fistful of pizza now
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David
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is another whim that paid off big. I ran across Konrath and wanted to check some of his writing out, going for this one because I dug the title. I'm pleased I did because I really got into these stories. Konrath's writing has a lot of raw energy and fluid creativity. A conman motivational speaker Jesus with eerily close religious parallels, a metal head Richard Nixon whose death was only faked, a captain of a Titanic recreation service for those who find erotic pleasure in a ship striking a ...more
Chris Rhatigan
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Pure madness. Konrath puts on a bizarro writing clinic.

My favorite in here is "Richard F****** Nixon," in which Richard Nixon is still alive and an intense fan of all things metal. And he has no time for young, Yankee-fan punks who try to mug him. Seems strangely realistic.
Skitz O'Fuel
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was going to write an elaborate gushing review. However, there is single phrase from this book that sums up every reason to read it: Fonzie Porn. Thank you, John.
Bert Stanton!
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My third JK book. The first two were flash fiction. This one has short stories. No matter how long or short, you are always in for a wonderfully absurd ride. My favorites were “Richard F**king Nixon”, where the former president is alive and well and a hardcore Dokken fan. “They”, which fully explores the lifestyles of the rich and schizophrenic. And of course “My Friend, The Jihadist”, an Apocalypse Now-esque story about finding out your old D&D buddy is the leader of a terrorist organizatio ...more
Ryan
Oct 10, 2018 rated it did not like it
While I understand what the author was trying with these stories, I think it comes down to the fact that this collection just wasn't for me.

With the Mad Libs-style writing style, the stories were difficult to follow along with. I suppose there's nothing wrong with this style of writing, it's simply something I didn't care for.
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Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Crazy stuff....mostly in a good way.
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Jon Konrath has written and published a dozen or so books, including Summer Rain and Rumored to Exist. He is the principal of Paragraph Line Books and editor of the literary journal Paragraph Line (ParagraphLine.com), and written for many other zines and publications. He is also an inventor, computer programmer, and amateur x-ray technician. He lives in Oakland, and has bought 40 acres of land in ...more
“He set down his chili dog, and after a pondering moment of silence, he replied with words of wisdom I’d never forget: “Fuck women. Fuck school. Fuck money. Go write some books, get a good agent, lift weights, get tattoos, and never do a film with Keanu Reeves.” 4 likes
“My friend Nick preached the ways of his creative writing program: the incredible female:male ratio, his classwork on nun sodomy and pornographic science fiction, and the time he nailed a tenured professor after a lengthy yet erotic argument over the existence of neo-fascism and scatological fantasies in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.” 0 likes
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