[Citation Needed] - The Book!
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[Citation Needed] - The Best of Wikipedia’s Worst Writing features over 200 examples of the most hilariously bad writing Wikipedia has to offer. Commentary for each entry is provided by authors Conor Lastowka (RiffTrax, [Citation Needed] Podcast) and Josh Fruhlinger (The Comics Curmudgeon, Wonkette).
It’s available on Amazon here in a paperback and Kindle edition. The Kindle version is just 99 cents, and if you have Amazon Prime it’s part of the FREE Lending Library!
But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what John Hodgman had to say:
“Wikipedia has long been my favored source of dubious scholarship, unverified assertions, press-release hagiography, and confusing recaps of comic books in long run-on sentences. It is not merely that this material is USEFUL to a writer of fake trivia. There is also a strange pleasure that comes in witnessing very bad writing and wondering at the human mind that conceives it, and why that mind is so preoccupied with the drama behind the scenes of House Party 4. I am just glad that I now have the best of the worst, all hilariously annotated by Fruhlinger and Lastowka, and all bound in one non-internet volume such that I can enjoy these bits of grim, awkward human poetry without feeling tempted to get into a huge online fight over the weight of Mr. Belvedere.”
If you want to take a look before you buy it, you can download a PDF of the first fifty pages of the book right here.
But seriously, get the whole thing…It’s a terrific addition to any coffee table (or let’s be honest, your bathroom), and makes a great gift for geeks and grammar nazis alike.
Not in the US? Amazon may not want to ship to you, but you can buy it directly from CreateSpace here.