Messing With Telemarketers

Author: Haven Riney

Softcover, 360 pages • ISBN: 978-0-578-17039-8

Hasslein Books

Let's face it: telemarketers can be annoying. Even telemarketers hate getting telemarketer calls. Whether they're legitimate businesses, pollsters, or unscrupulous scammers, one fact is universal: when people repeatedly call at all hours, day and night, it can be maddening.

After a friend pranked Haven Riney by signing him up for tons of college-recruiting forms, he began receiving up to a hundred phone calls daily. He put his number on the Do Not Call List… he told pesky callers to put him on their lists… he yelled, screamed, begged, and pleaded… but nothing worked. Finally, he decided to waste their time instead.

Riney's lightning-quick wit, sharp comedic timing, and endless patience culminated in the hilarious collection of transcripts presented here. Every call is real, each funnier than the last. Getting mad does no good. Messing With Telemarketers shows why it's better to get even.

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Andrew Koss, Amazon Reviewer:

I applaud Riney's irreverent antics which serve as acts of retribution for anyone who has ever been scammed or just annoyed by a telemarketer… Riney's book often made me laugh out loud, and who couldn't use a little more laughter in their life?

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Amazon reviewer Tom Hernandez:

Wonderfully witty. This is a fantastic read for anyone who has been harassed by telemarketers. The author is quick witted and creative. You might even come away with a few ideas on how to get even, yourself.

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The author's creativity when coming up with crazy scenarios never ceases to amaze me. Whenever I need a good laugh, I head straight for this book.

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This book documents things to put your mind at ease after a frustrating telemarketing call or maybe something to try yourself when you receive a call.

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Get back at those annoying telemarketers for taking up your precious time by learning how to troll them using the "Messing With Telemarketers" book.

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From Andrew (Amazon Customer):

If you don't think this is funny, you should probably seek professional help.

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J.D. Clarke (Amazon Customer):

There's something cathartic about seeing one of modern society's great annoyances get annoyed back.

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Marsha Emmons, Amazon Customer:

I laughed my head off and at one point had to put the book down because I was hurting. Great read and highly recommend it.

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Amazon Reviewer "BeagleLuvr":

Seriously will lol everywhere!

Amazon Reviewer Sean F. Whitley; Writer/Director, "Southern Fried Bigfoot":

Insane. Hilarious. Wonderfully bizarreā€¦ At one point, I was laughing so hard while reading this that my wife feared I might be having a stroke.

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Jesse Downing, Amazon Reviewer:

I recommend this to anyone who loves a good laugh. If you have a sense of humor and have at any point in your life dealt with annoying telemarketers, this is for you.

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J.K. Kelley, The 'Lancer blog:

Riney, it seems, is a born actor and improv comic. His dialogues with telemarketers and scammers are genius. He nearly always knows how to run with any reaction he might encounter. I hope his book sells quajillions of copies, makes him rich, and inspires so many people to take up telemarketer-tormenting and scammer-tormenting that both become unfeasible economically, horrible work, and die out.


dolphin_girl_03, Amazon Reviewer:

This book cracks me up every time I read it. I have never been disappointed in the content, I just wish there was 9 more sequels.

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