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Race Me in a Lobster Suit

Absurd Internet Ads and the Real Conversations that Followed 

Kelly Mahon


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Compact Disc (3/26/2019)
Compact Disc (3/26/2019)
MP3 CD (3/26/2019)


This collection of prank Craigslist ads and the real email exchanges that followed is the perfect gift for fans of offbeat humor.
When New York City copywriter Kelly Mahon started posting fake gig ads online as a creative outlet, she was surprised to find that there was someone interested in every bizarre job offer she dreamed up. Race Me in a Lobster Suit collects Mahon’s funniest posts, along with the improvised email exchanges with would-be cocoon knitters and lobster racers. Some correspondents became suspicious, while others seemed willing to play along. The result is good-natured comedy gold and a kind of collaborative entertainment that could only exist in the internet gig economy. Irreverent illustrations by cartoonist Graham Annable (creator of the Harvey Award nominated Grickle comics) ensure that this small book offers outsize laughs. A quick, hilarious read, Race Me in a Lobster Suit is perfect for anyone who needs a bit of absurdity to brighten their day.

Praise For Race Me in a Lobster Suit: Absurd Internet Ads and the Real Conversations that Followed 

“This is bite-size comedy you’ll devour.”—Booklist

Quirk Books, 9781683691044, 208pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 2019

About the Author

Kelly Mahon is an advertising copywriter based in New York City. She’s a graduate of Fairfield University and Miami Ad School.