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Little Billy's Letters: An Incorrigible Inner Child's…

by Bill Geerhart

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This is a very, very silly book. The author pretended to be a kid writing to various people, including Charles Manson and a couple of his followers who were also in jail...actually the first chapter were all letters to people who were in jail. The part that was really weird (other than an adult guy pretending to be a little boy writing to very notorious people in jail) was that all the jail people wrote back and asked him to send them pictures of himself and give them more information about him. It was just a tad icky. Okay, more than a tad. A lot icky.

However, those were the most interesting letters. The letters from the Supreme Court judges were dull (except one or two) because most of the letters were written by secretaries or aids "So and So doesn't have enough time to write you back..."

Otherwise, I'm glad I'm just checked the book out from the library. It wasn't worth the purchase.

Whether seeking advice from former drug czar William Bennett about a pot smoking teacher or asking Larry Flynt about a Hustler for kids, 'Little Billy' has written hundreds of letters to celebrities, criminals, politicians, and more. Presidents, Supreme Court justices, actors, corporate CEOs, serial killers, robot makers, and even the NesQuik Bunny have replied to his outlandish questions. In this irreverent collection, Little Billy - actually a man with a wicked sense of humour named Bill Geerhart - brings together his original letters, the responses they elicited, and a host of photos and miscellany on a variety of wild topics, including: Operation Drop-Out - considering quitting elementary school, Billy reaches out to serial killers and stars for advice; Billy's Law - from who is Janet Reno's favorite crime fighter to advice on the best defense when framed for murder from OJ 'Dream Team' attorney Robert Shapiro to the favourite McDonald's food of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; The Making of the Class President - 'Endorsements' from Nancy Reagan, Dick Cheney, George H. W. Bush, Ken Starr, and Colin Powell; and, Choosing My Religion - representatives from the Catholic, Presbyterian, Mormon, Raelian, Satanic, Scientologist, Hare Krishna, and Unification Church (a.k.a. the Moonies) reveal what's 'cool' about their religion. Shamelessly funny, "Little Billy's Letters" is a wry antidote to our celebrity-obsessed culture. ( )
  wendithegray | May 1, 2017 |
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