The United States of Absurdity

  • by Dave Anthony, Gareth Reynolds, Patton Oswalt - foreword
  • Narrated by Dave Anthony, Gareth Reynolds
  • 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The creators of the podcast The Dollop present 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.

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What the Critics Say

"If my history teachers in high school had been half as smart and one-tenth as entertaining as Dave and Gareth, I could probably tell you who fought in the Spanish-American War today." (Josh Olson, Oscar-nominated screenwriter for A History of Violence)
"This book, just like The Dollop, will teach you things you'll wish you had learned in history class. I dare you not to be equal parts fascinated, horrified, and in stitches." (Al Madrigal, actor and comedian, The Daily Show)
"Dave and Gareth have created an amazing record of historical eccentricities which, while hysterically informative, has thus far only been available for your ears. This book will take The Dollop into the uncharted territory of your eyes. And hopefully, if my many requests are heeded - there will be a scented version." (Chris Hardwick, host of @midnight and Talking Dead)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-05-2017
  • Publisher: Random House Audio