Picture this: Author and troublemaker Gary Fingercastle posts hundreds of mock advertisements on the popular website www.craigslist.com
and receives real-life responses in return. And because truth is stranger than fiction, this is what he learned:
- You can purchase anything on the Internet (like bear cubs and tattoos for children).
- You can give anything away on the Internet (like haunted armoires, torture racks, and mummies).
- People will do anything for money (like driving into walls at high speeds and starving themselves for five weeks straight).
- And finally, men will do anything for sex (like, but not limited to, jumping into a lion pen, dressing up like a Christmas tree, posing as Jon Goodman from Roseanne, and dating an ex-convict who murdered her husband).
This book is the hilarious and oftentimes horrifying collection that really makes you wonder—what were those people thinking?
Gary Fingercastle (New York, NY) a freelance writer and editor, has been writing about and following online culture for half a decade. An avid Internet junkie, Vora has devoted countless hours to studying the evolution of online trends. Utilizing skills he acquired working as a playwright, a traveling musician, an exterminator, an antique book salesman, and a method actor, Fingercastle assumed many roles during the production of this book, posing as neglectful parents, landlords, ranchers, sex-crazed fetishists, nut jobs, druggies, art dealers, and ministers.