Nastybook

By Barry Yourgrau
(Joanna Cotler Books, Hardcover, 9780060579784, 183pp.)

Publication Date: April 2005

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Nice is Overrated.

"The perfect book for the budding Count Olaf or Sauron in your family... or for you." -- Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline

NASTY ('nas-te) adj. 1. Twisted. 2. Spitefully unfair. 3. Causing dangerous and severe laughter. SYNONYMS: Hilarious. Deliciously fun. Sample usage: "What a nasty, wicked book, filled with mayhem and mischief." "Only nasty criminals would kidnap a cuddly teddy bear!" "Monsters attacking 'cause a kid picks his nose? That's nasty." "A witch on the Internet, a superhero who farts? All nasty too!" ANTONYMS: Nice. Boring. Plain old ordinary.

Why cant really cool parents dump their uncool offspring?
Why cant talented imaginary friends desert their boring creators?
Why cant pop stars be changed... into rodents?

Well, here they can! Barry Yourgraus NASTYbook is jam-packed with delightful wickedness for the kind of readers who cant get enough of bad endings, rude twists, and assorted nasty mischief... (And dont think we dont know who you are.)




About the Author
Writer-performer Barry Yourgrau is the author of acclaimed books of brief fiction, including Wearing Dad's Head, and The Sadness of Sex, in whose film version he starred. He's appeared on MTV and NPR, and written for the New York Times, Huffington Post, Paris Review, and Vice, among others. Born in South Africa, he lives in New York and Istanbul.
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