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Otis Lee Crenshaw: I Blame Society by [Hall, Rich]
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4.8 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Hall uses his creation to explore the US of trailer parks, petty crime, insane money-making notions and harsh class divisions. He's pretty darn funny about it too . . . this is an intelligent and inspired book (MORNING STAR)

As funny as his hilarious stand-up. (ZOO)

Like reading a transcript of The Jerry Springer Show- hilarious. (ICE MAGAZINE)

As happy conforming to white trash cliches as he is subverting them, Perrier award winner Hall has proved his pen is just as sharp as his mouth. (BIG ISSUE)

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* The memoir of Otis Lee Crenshaw, Rich Hall's Perrier Award-winning alter ego
* 'Next to Otis, all other comics seem one-dimensional' OBSERVER
* 'Rich Hall is one of THE greatest comedy prose writers' TIME OUT


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 746 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Abacus; New Ed edition (4 Feb. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00371V90E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #182,516 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
Rich Hall is a comedy genius, and writing in the guise of Otis Lee Crenshaw, he writes an incredubly funny, almost heart-warming autobiography of sorts.
It covers his time in prison, his wives (all 6 Brenda's) and includes some hilarious transcripts of court proceedings.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Otis Lee Crenshaw, or just Rich Hall in general.
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Apparently Otis is a long-running character of Rich Hall's, but not knowing that didn't stop me enjoying this book from start to finish. Nor did knowing nothing about Tennessee, trailer parks, country and western, prison - any of the subjects in the book. Otis Lee Crenshaw told me all I needed to know, and made me laugh out loud right through the book.
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Actually one of the funniest books I have ever read...laughed out loud many times. Its worth reading for the court case transcripts alone. Ironically not a huge fan of Country and Western music, but would have to say Otis Lee Crenshaw is now my favourite C&W song writer. Not a word I like to throw out too much, but Rich Hall is a 'genius' of comedy writing, I have to admit. I will be reading more of his books for sure.
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Written by Rich Hall in the character of his country singing Otis Lee Crenshaw this is simply one of the funniest books I've ever read, actually reducing me to tears of laughter at times. And yet I found myself also thinking, "He's right you know" at many points in the book. I am sure this says something about me. Defintitely the best thing he's written so far. By the way he does a great live show featuring Otis Lee which you should catch if you can.
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Having read Things Snowball I thought I knew what to expect. There is still Rich Halls sharp, dark and painfully funny style but this is different. At a time when british bookshops are full of autobiographies by people just out of their nappy this is such a welcome tonic. It is dark, gritty, sad in parts but mostly side splittingly funny and deals with issues in such a way that it is almost beleivable. Rich Hall has a dark mind and must surely have more life experience than he lets on to have produced such a detailed journal.
I defy anyone reading this to not hve the urge to want to jump into an American truck and hit the asphalt.
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really great rich hall comedy reading, didn't disappoint,loved it,and has now been passed onto family and friends,highly recommended for fans or newcomers alike
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You can say you saw it here: I give you a definitive list of the world's only REALLY funny books in descending order of brilliance: First - way, way out in front is 'I Blame Society.' Rich Hall is a genius. [For the record the rest are: 'The Horse is Dead' by Robert Klane. 'Fire Sale' also Klane and 'Puckoon' by Spike Milligan. This last could hardly be called a 'novel' but is more a succession of jokes; but you'll crease up on first reading].
And that's it.
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