Called Out on a Summer Reading List

When a student couldn't finish his summer reading assignments, he turned to Yahoo! Answers for help. He asked for someone to summarize the novel The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep And Never Had To for him, as the beginning of school was only ten days away.

The author of the book, DC Pierson, is a comedian, actor, and writer, whom some might know only from an Allstate ad. He responded to the query about his book, not by giving him a summary, but by giving him a reason to read it.

I'm not going to sit here and act like I didn't sometimes not read assigned books for class in high school. Even though it's referenced once in my book, the book you're avoiding reading, I've never actually read "The Scarlet Letter." So I'm sympathetic to your plight. But I think you'll find there's a ton more sex, swearing, and drugs in my book than anything else you have been or will be assigned in high school, and I don't mean in the way your teacher will tell you "You know, Shakespeare has more sex and violence than an R-rated movie!" I mean it's all there, in terms you will readily understand without having to Google them. Plus not once to I refer to anything as a "bare bodkin" or anything like that.

I guess all I'm saying is, of all the books not to read, to beg the Internet to read for you because your library is being remodeled, mine seems like an odd choice.

That's just a small part of his answer, which was rated the "best" of 18 responses. Link | Pierson's post -via Geekosystem

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