The Good the Spam and the Ugly Author:Steve H. Graham Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 18:38:09 +0000 (GMT) To: email@example.com — PROPOSAL FOR URGENT ASSISTANCE — Dear Sir: I must solicit your confidence in this transaction. I am a high placed official with the Department of Finance Affairs in Lagos, Nigeria. I and two other colleagues are in need of a silent foreign partner whose bank account w... more »e can use to transfer the sum of $18,000,000. This are monies left by a barrister who died tragically in a plane crash last year... Sound familiar? Congratulations. You have been selected to become a mugu, an expression African con artists use to describe the targets of their e-mail scams. But they drew a bead on the wrong guy when they started spamming Steve H. Graham. Like many Internet users, Graham eventually got tired of receiving mugu mail and decided to fire back at his wannabe swindlers. Armed with a scathing sense of humor, Graham quickly turned the tables on his tormenters--with side-splittingly hilarious results. Whether he's referring to his fictional lawyer Biff Wellington, complaining about the injury he received while milking a lactating sloth, or offering the Preparation H helpline as his phone number, Graham--using aliases such as Wile E. Coyote, Barney Rubble, and Herman Munster--offers proof that spamming the spammers is the best revenge. Steve H. Graham is a retired attorney. Since childhood, he has been fighting for truth, justice, and free movie passes. For each copy sold of this book, he will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to himself. He is also the author of the cookbook Eat What You Want and Die Like a Man. He lives in Miami.« less
I like the concept and many of the stories and situations made me laugh out loud but the ending was very blunt. There was no closure. It felt like there ought to be a sequel to finish the stories but then with these kinds of transactions, there really can be no real closure.