David Thorne has quickly established himself as the world’s leading internet troublemaker. Since his emailed efforts to settle an overdue bill with a drawing of a spider achieved massive worldwide online exposure in 2008, millions of people have followed Thorne’s hilarious exchanges with unwitting victims reported via the mainstream media, online and email inboxes globally. Thorne’s razor-sharp writings, compiled in his first book “The Internet is a Playground” say something about everyday life we can all relate to. “If the internet had a heart, David Thorne would be it’s mitral valve.” Mil Millington, Author, ‘Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About’ “There is usually a fine line between genius and insanity but in this case it has become very blurred. Some of the funniest and most clever writing I have read in years.” Terrance Fielding, WIRED Magazine “I laughed so hard and uncontrollably I could hardly breath. Reading this on public transport is not a good idea!” Kate Huchinson, editor, Penthouse magazine “David Thorne’s wit is as sharp, and often as cutting, as a scalpel. Hilarious and brilliant.” Dave Masters, editor, The Sun Newspaper “..one the most entertaining and interesting writers in years.” Matthew Moore, editor, Telegraph.co.uk--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.