The Internet is a Playground by David Thorne
Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius

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5 stars to David Thorne for being such a hilarious bastard.
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"There is usually a fine line between genius and insanity, but in this case it has become very blurred. Some of the funniest and most clever writing I have read in years." (Terrance Fielding, WIRED magazine)

"I laughed so hard and uncontrollably I could hardly breathe. Reading this on public transport is not a good idea." (Penthouse magazine)

From the notorious Internet troublemaker who brought the world the explosively popular "Next Time I'll Spend the Money on Drugs Instead", in which he attempted to pay his chiropractor with a picture he drew of a spider; "Please Design a Logo for Me. With Pie Charts. For Free," which has been described as one of the most passed-on viral e-mails of all time; and, most recently, the staggeringly popular "Missing Missy", which has appeared everywhere from The Guardian to Jezebel to Andrew Sullivan's The Daily Dish, comes this profoundly funny collection of irreverent Internet mischief and comedy.

Featuring all of Thorne's viral success, including "Missing Missy", The Internet Is a Playground culls together every article, as well as enough new material, available only in these pages, to keep you laughing-and, indeed, crying-until Thorne's next stroke-of-genius prank. Or hilarious hoax. Or well-publicized almost-stint in jail (really).



 

About David Thorne

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David Thorne is a humorist, satirist, Internet personality and author. His website, 27bslash6.com, typically receives several thousand hits a day, he has more than 60,000 followers on Twitter and Facebook, and his work has been featured on the BBC, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He now lives in the United States.
 
Published April 28, 2011 by TarcherPerigee. 368 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for The Internet is a Playground
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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on May 02 2011

His sense of humor could be called immature....

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AV Club

Below average
on May 12 2011

...Thorne is generally least interesting when he’s speaking for others, which tends to feel petty and self-aggrandizing. It’s a pity that’s such a large part of the book...

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Portland Book Review

Good
on Feb 03 2012

The email exchanges are the best material in the book. You will laugh out loud, guaranteed.

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A Patchwork of Books

Good
on Apr 28 2011

....enough new material, available only in these pages, to keep you laughing-and, indeed, crying-until Thorne's next stroke-of-genius prank.

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Gather Books

Excellent
on May 09 2011

5 stars to David Thorne for being such a hilarious bastard.

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