This collection of prank Craigslist ads and the real email exchanges that followed is perfect for fans of absurd & 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.
- by Kelly Mahon
- Accompanied by irreverent illustrations by cartoonist Graham Annable
- Paperback book, 208 pages