The United States of Absurdity by Dave Anthony
Untold Stories from American History

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It may seem, on the surface, that there's not a lot to be learned — unless you're an inveterate narcissist or a myopic maniac — from some of these stories...Sure, they aren't evil companies irradiating the unaware, but they still shine a light on the dark side of the American spirit.
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The creators of the podcast The Dollop present illustrated profiles of the weird, outrageous, NSFW, and downright absurd tales from American history that you weren't taught in school.

The United States of Absurdity presents short, informative, and hilarious stories of the most outlandish (but true) people, events, and more from United States history. Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds cover the weird stories you didn't learn in history class, such as 10-Cent Beer Night, the Jackson Cheese, and the Kentucky Meat Shower, accompanied by full-page illustrations that bring each historical "milestone" to life in full-color. 
 

About Dave Anthony

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DAVE ANTHONY is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster. Beside co-hosting The Dollop, he’s been seen as a stand up on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show, and on Comedy Central. He is a writer/actor on Maron on IFC. In 2015, he was named Comedian to Watch by L.A. Weekly. GARETH REYNOLDS is a writer/comedian who has written for shows on Comedy Central, Fox, TBS, and MTV. He has executive produced shows like MTV’s Failosophy and the Travel Channel’s Mancations.
Author Residence: La Crescenta, CA / Los Angeles, CA Author Image 1 Author Image 2
 
Published May 9, 2017 by Ten Speed Press. 144 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Andrew Flanagan on May 09 2017

It may seem, on the surface, that there's not a lot to be learned — unless you're an inveterate narcissist or a myopic maniac — from some of these stories...Sure, they aren't evil companies irradiating the unaware, but they still shine a light on the dark side of the American spirit.

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