These books expose and compile pranks, scams and attempts at revenge.

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  1. 2600: The Hacker Quarterly #1 (Vol. 33)

    2600: The Hacker Quarterly #1 (Vol. 33)


    A quarterly magazine for hackers. Learn More
  2. A Neoist Research Project

    A Neoist Research Project

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    The first really good book on Neoism - the most extreme cultural movement of the '80s and '90s consisting only of work and documentation by actual Neoists! Learn More
  3. The Big Con

    Big Con : The Story of the Confidence Man


    CON MEN DON'T STEAL—they literally have wads of cash thrust into their hands by trusting victims. Learn More
  4. Pope Brock

    Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam


    In 1917, John R. Brinkley–America’s most brazen con man–introduced an outlandish surgical method for restoring fading male virility. Learn More
  5. Extraordinary Popular Delusions And the Madness of Crowds

    Extraordinary Popular Delusions And the Madness of Crowds


    Whenever struck by campaigns, fads, cults and fashions, the reader may take some comfort that Charles Mackay can demonstrate historical parallels for almost every neurosis of our times. Learn More
  6. Field Guide to Luck

    Field Guide to Luck: How to Use and Interpret Charms, Signs, and Superstitions


    Everyone knows that rubbing a rabbit's foot will bring good luck—but did you know this superstition was introduced to the United States by slaves from West Africa? Learn More
  7. Fuck This Book

    Fuck This Book


    Juvenile, profane, and timeless, FUCK THIS BOOK collects images of real public signs that have been mischievously altered by stickers bearing the most expressive of all four-letter words. Learn More
  8. G.P.O. v G.P.O

    Genesis P-Orridge: G.P.O. versus G.P-O: A Chronicle of Mail Art on Trial


    G.P.O. versus G.P-O: A Chronicle of Mail Art on Trial gathers a collection of materials from the archives of the legendary artist and musician Genesis P-Orridge (born 1950) relating to a unique legal battle: Great Britain's General Post Office's 1975 case against P-Orridge for disseminating pornographic postcards through the mail. Learn More
  9. Get Even

    Get Even: The Complete Book Of Dirty Tricks


    A hilarious overview of the methods people use to get even with big business, government and enemies. Learn More
  10. Ghost Army of World War II

    Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery


    In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs—including such future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, Arthur Singer, Victor Dowd, Art Kane, and Jack Masey—landed in France to conduct a secret mission. Learn More
  11. Hoax

    Hoax: Hitler's Diaries, Lincoln's Assassins, and Other Famous Frauds


    Did a collector with a knack for making sensational discoveries really find the first document ever printed in America? Did Adolf Hitler actually pen a revealing multivolume set of diaries? Has Jesus of Nazareth's burial cloth survived the ages? Can the shocking true account of Abraham Lincoln's assassination be found in lost pages from his murderer's diary? Learn More
  12. Identity Theft, Inc.
  13. Mindsploitation

    Mindsploitation: Asinine Assignments for Online Homework Cheating Industry


    There are hundreds of online companies that will do your homework for you — at a price. But will they write ANY essay you request? Only the WORST of these horrible companies were employed in the composition of Mindsploitation. A GREAT DEAL of money was wasted ACROSS THE GLOBE to commission what may be the dumbest collection of ridiculous assignments in HUMAN HISTORY. Learn More
  14. Never Say Goodbye

    Never Say Goodbye


    A powerful coming-of-age story as well as an in-depth examination of a long period of transgression, Never Say Goodbye is simultaneously a memoir and an unflinching confession. Learn More
  15. On Deception

    On Deception


    Throughout his life, the world’s most famous escapologist strove to expose the methods and tricks of illusionists and sham spiritualists. Learn More
  16. Out of the Night

    Out of the Night: The Memoir of Richard Julius Herman Krebs alias Jan Valtin


    A bestseller in 1941, selected by the Book of the Month Club for a special edition and described by Book of the Month Club News as: “. . . full of sensational revelations and interspersed with episodes of daring, of desperate conflict, of torture, and of ruthless conspiracy . . . It is, first of all, an autobiography the like of which has seldom been.” Learn More
  17. Scam: The First Four Issues

    Scam: The First Four Issues


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    Scam was equal parts an introductory guide on how to get things for free and punk memoir. Learn More
  18. Schadenfreude

    Schadenfreude: The Little Book of Black Delights


    The shady details of our darkest schadenfreude pleasures, including "turparphilia"—to delight in the less than aesthetically beautiful nature of a friend's offspring. Learn More
  19. Snake Oil

    Snake Oil: Life's Calculations, Misdirections, and Manipulations


    The gyp, hoodwink, shuck, sandbag: An artform that has been passed down through generations of hustlers, con men, and freaks. Learn More
  20. Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society

    Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society


    This book will prove to be a template for pranksters, artists, adventurers and anyone interested in rampant creativity, for years to come. Tales Of The San Francisco Cacophony Society is a retelling in period images and words of the history of the most influential underground cabal that you have never heard of. Learn More
  21. The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions

    The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions: The Curious World of the DeMoulin Brothers and Their Fraternal Lodge Prank Machines - from Human Centipedes and Revolving Goats to Electric Carpets and Smoking Camels


    At the beginning of the twentieth century, 40 percent of American men belonged to a lodge, and they were hazing their newbies with cigar- smoking camels, spankers, and even fake guillotines. Nearly all their prank devices came from the same place: catalogs published by the DeMoulin Brothers Company from 1896 to 1930. Learn More
  22. The Glorious Deception

    The Glorious Deception


    In a biography woven from equal parts enchantment and mystery, Jim Steinmeyer unveils the secrets behind the most enigmatic performer in the history of stage magic, Chung Ling Soo, the 'Marvelous Chinese Conjurer' - a magician whose daring made his contemporary Houdini seem like the boy next door. Learn More
  23. The Rector & The Rogue

    The Rector And The Rogue


    It began quietly enough one morning in February 1880, with a mutton-chopped Acme Safe Company salesman knocking on the door of Reverend Morgan Dix, the starchiest clergyman in Manhattan's most respectable church. Learn More
  24. "Yellow Kid" Weil: The Autobiography of America's Master Swindler

    Yellow Kid Weil: The Autobiography of America's Master Swindler


    Bilked bankers, grifted gamblers, and swindled spinsters. Welcome to the world of confidence men. Learn More

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