Mentally Incontinent: That Time I Burned Down a Hooters, That Time My Stalker Crashed on My Couch, and Nine Other Stories from My Weird Life

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9781592404827: Mentally Incontinent: That Time I Burned Down a Hooters, That Time My Stalker Crashed on My Couch, and Nine Other Stories from My Weird Life

Cyberspace?s answer to David Sedaris: raucous recollections from a man with a serious blabber-control problem

Joe Peacock is one of those rare people to whom interesting things just sorta happen. For the amusement of his friends, he?d often recount in long e-mails his latest misadventure, whether it was witnessing an armed robbery or being vomited on during his first sexual experience. In 2002, he started collecting those stories on a Web site he founded, mentallyincontinent.com. Soon he had a large following of visitors, including a rabid core group who suggested edits and helped him hone his writing craft. In 2005, he self-published the best stories from his site as a collection and in the years since he?s been holding impromptu readings across the country, selling thousands of copies (mostly out of the back of his truck).

In Mentally Incontinent, Joe delivers a batch of hilarious and brand-new stories, featuring his misadventures with a stalker, his blind date with a fifteen-year-old, and his frustrated attempts to convince his mom that he?s not gay. A natural storyteller and a self-proclaimed magnet for weirdness, Joe Peacock has emerged from the bowels of the Internet with some interesting tales to tell.

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Joe Peacock runs the Web site mentallyincontinent.com, writes books, plays semi-professional football, fights in mixed martial arts tournaments, and draws pretty pictures for Web sites.

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Peacock makes it clear up front: all of the stories in this rather weird book are the result of a collective editing and writing process that involved about 5,000 readers of his Web site, mentallyincontinent.com. So, while we can safely presume these tales of misadventure and weirdness are based on things that happened to Peacock, we should probably also presume that they might have been tweaked, or lightly fictionalized, for the purposes of comedy (or simply to protect the identities of the people involved). These are episodes from what must surely be one of the more un-charmed lives. Peacock strikes up a conversation with a woman on the phone, and she begins calling him at home and eventually comes to stay at his house (uninvited). Peacock gets roped into a blind date and discovers he has been paired up with a 15-year old girl (he’s 21 at the time). Peacock plays a harmless game (yeah, right) with matches and nearly burns down a Hooters restaurant. And so on. Told with good-natured humor—the guy really can’t believe this stuff keeps happening to him—the stories are a lot of fun, and will probably point readers in the direction of the author’s Web site, where all this craziness began. --David Pitt

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