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Underrated Paperback – June 24, 2008
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Praise For Underrated
"A refreshing, smart, funny dose of water-cooler talk." --Neal Pollack, author of Alternadad
"We all derive pleasure from claiming that we liked something before anyone else did. Now we have hilarious proof of our coolness." --Claire Zulkey, television critic, the LA Times and Onion AV Club
"Smart and funny." --Will Leitch, author of God Save The Fan and editor of Deadspin
"A great go-to source about the underdogs you've always rooted for. Read this book!" --Daniel H. Wilson and Anna C. Long, authors of The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame
"Just that f***ing little bit more clever than the rest of us." --Dennis DiClaudio, author, The Hypochondriac's Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have
"This book had me both screaming at the pages and laughing hysterically. A pure joy." -- Jeff Pearlman, author, The Bad Guys Won
About the Author
Geoff Wolinetz, Nick Jezarian, and Josh Abraham are the founders and editors of Yankee Pot Roast. Their work has appeared in Maxim and Cracked and on the web at McSweeney's, The Black Table, DrinkatWork and more. They live in New York City.
Top customer reviews
I rank the book 4 of 5 stars -- I withold a star simply because of page 95 entry about Snoopy being underrated. This actually made me mad. "He doesn't even speak English!" Neither did Lassie, Marmaduke and a lot of other celebrity dogs, animated dogs and real dogs.
I hope they follow up this book with an "overrated" version soon.
Was Toto underrated or just bad? Is the War of 1812 overlooked by history? Did George Harrison get the credit he deserved? Whether you agree or not, each argument is funny, smart, and thought-provoking. A really enjoyable read.
This book probably won't change your life (I mean, it might, what do I know), but you'll definitely enjoy reading it.
very well written.