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Above average, but not as good as the website
on May 9, 2014
The author has taken prank emails to a very funny level. I first learned of his website around 2010/2011 timeframe and I remember spending a lot of time on it, reading each email exchange, and laughing my butt off. Updates to the site grew less frequent until, fast-forward to 2014, it hasn't been updated since June of 2013, and it shows no signs of life at all. As a result, I decided to pony up the cash for his book, reading that it contained "60% content that's not available on [...]." While that may be true, I have to say I'm disappointed for two reasons:
1. The amount of content is rather short. I realize it's not War & Peace, but I didn't imagine knocking it out in under an hour. Several emails are 1 page or less.
2. The quality of content declines as time goes on. In other words, the new stuff isn't as good as his older, original email messages.
I won't launch into a diatribe on whether or not these emails are real or not--that's moot to me, as I'm more interested on the degree to which I enjoyed the stories. But I will say this; if you're buying the book and have never read his site, you'll really like the book. If you're buying this book and you've been a regular visitor to his site, you'll have a mixed review, much like this.