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Great Email Disasters [Paperback]

Chas Newkey-Burden
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Book Description

4 Jun 2007
Email is convenient but highly dangerous. With an ill-considered click of the mouse, you can humiliate yourself in front of millions, lose your job or even end up in court. "Great Email Disasters" brings together over 100 of the funniest, scariest and weirdest stories of inbox ignominy. Meet the sheepish stars of the world wide web. These stories will make your toes curl!These stories discuss: the man who emailed a woman he met at a party, telling her: 'This is the part where I throw caution to the wind...Your smile is the freshest of my special memories' - and then sat back in horror as his email was circulated round the world; the vengeful wife who mailed 50 of her husband's most important work contacts from his email address, telling them: 'I've got an extremely small penis that couldn't excite a woman's nostril, let alone anything else'; the numerous couples whose intimate email chats were leaked and read by millions.It also discuss: Jo Moore, the government spin doctor who hit the headlines for her 'good day to bury bad news' e-mail on September 11, 2001. The ex-employee who thought he'd got revenge by wrecking his former company's computer system with a bombardment of emails - but was discovered and ended up in court; the Pentagon officer who accidentally included a Devon schoolgirl on an email list that discussed top-secret matters; the marketing man who wrote an email mocking his employer - and sent the message straight to his boss, plus numerous blogging buffoons, fax failures, terrible telephone calls and so much more...

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd (4 Jun 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844544109
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844544103
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 13 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 394,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" absolute must" The Big Issue "Great fun...If you enjoy laughing at other people's expense (and who doesn't?) this book makes the perfect read." Attitude "A great piece of holiday reading." PC Pro "Includes a set of rules to avoid an email disaster of your own" Sunday Post

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Chas Newkey-Burden is the author of a number of books including The Reduced History Of Britain. He also contributed to both Crap Towns books. A prolific journalist, he has written for numerous publications including Time Out, The Big Issue, Four Four Two and the Mail On Sunday. He regularly gets himself in enough trouble in the real world without having to worry about emails.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good fun 23 May 2013
By Pauline
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Bought this as a stocking filler for my son. very funny emails and hours of fun reading. Kept him quiet and now on the bookshelf for others to enjoy.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars MY OWN FAULT..... 2 Feb 2011
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.......I should have read the product description more carefully. An earlier reviewer above, Mr C Wemyss, said that he, as indeed I did, thought that the book would contain more or less only a series of emails that for varied reasons were a bit of a disaster or funny etc. and not mostly narrative surrounding the sending of the emails.

I was, therefore unprepared for the books format, as it was not what I was expecting nor particularly wanted, and consequently couldn't really get past the first few chapters. I enjoy collections of wit, jokes, quotes etc but unadorned with too much supplemental commentary. Shallow minded you may ask? Probably, but not my cup of tea!
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good dinner party stories 29 Oct 2008
I bought the book because it was a good, light-hearted present and ended up reading it myself on the train home, so I had to go out and buy another one. It does what it says on the cover, it's a great little read and then it's really fun to regale other people with the stories in it afterwards.
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