SCAMS & PRANKS

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

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  1. A Neoist Research Project

    A Neoist Research Project

    Regular Price: $17.00

    Special Price: $12.00

    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
  2. The Big Con

    Big Con : The Story of the Confidence Man

    $16.00

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

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

    $14.95

    In 1917, John R. Brinkley–America’s most brazen con man–introduced an outlandish surgical method for restoring fading male virility. Learn More
  4. Field Guide to Luck

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

    $15.95

    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
  5. Fuck This Book

    Fuck This Book

    $14.95

    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
  6. G.P.O. v G.P.O

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

    $16.00

    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
  7. Identity Theft, Inc.
  8. Mindsploitation

    Mindsploitation: Asinine Assignments for Online Homework Cheating Industry

    $12.95

    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
  9. Never Say Goodbye

    Never Say Goodbye

    $14.95

    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
  10. On Deception

    On Deception

    $12.95

    Throughout his life, the world’s most famous escapologist strove to expose the methods and tricks of illusionists and sham spiritualists. Learn More
  11. Scam: The First Four Issues

    Scam: The First Four Issues

    $16.00

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

    Schadenfreude: The Little Book of Black Delights

    $14.95

    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
  13. Snake Oil

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

    $12.95

    The gyp, hoodwink, shuck, sandbag: An artform that has been passed down through generations of hustlers, con men, and freaks. Learn More
  14. 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

    $15.95

    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
  15. The Glorious Deception

    The Glorious Deception

    $16.95

    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
  16. The Rector & The Rogue

    The Rector And The Rogue

    $18.00

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

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

    $18.00

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

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