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Don't Be A Dummy: Thoughts From An Empty Head

Basket Eddy

The unique take of Basket Eddy on the world will make you rethink everything you thought you knew. Once considered lost to the vagaries of time, the wordsmithery of master storyteller Clifford Irving now weaves a narrative so breathtakingly audacious the world of Basket Eddy almost bursts with the truth of life. In Don't Be A Dummy, you'll uncover the unexpected lessons and uncanny perspectives Irving has drawn from Eddy. It's a journey of self-discovery that will challenge your preconceived notions and encourage you to think differently and on your own. (Full Disclosure: This is a blank book. And as you may have guessed, Don't Be A Dummy is a work of extreme fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. I.e., Basket Eddy never met Clifford Irving.)

Book Details

  • Publisher: [Product]
  • Publish Date: Dec 31st, 2023
  • Pages: 354
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.74in - 1.04lb
  • EAN: 9798988867432
  • Categories: General

About the Author

Basket Eddy: - "Ever since a group of high school juniors put up a mannequin named Basket Eddy for junior class president of New Canaan High School in 1973 -and won - the world has been asking, "Whatever happened to Basket Eddy?" Well, a few people, anyway. Months after the election, fan letters arrived, intercepted by the skeptical Vice Principal of NCHS, as Basket Eddy had gained notoriety through a series of brilliant "interviews."One such letter was from Clifford Irving, the author of The Autobiography of Howard Hughes. Irving had a dogged interest in Eddy's life and likeness. After tense long-distance negotiations with the NCHS students lubricated by liquid refreshments and passed-around joints, a deal was struck. Basket Eddy jetted off to a secret location off the coast of Spain. The manuscript was believed to be lost in various accidents, until it resurfaced years later under a moldering couch cushion in a Paris garret. Basket Eddy's biography, filled with drugs, sex, spying, film-making for Kim Il-Sung, toll collecting, drug dealing, and super extravagant living, was found almost intact. Now, after almost half a century, the genuinely unbelievable life of Basket Eddy, as told to Clifford Irving, is finally revealed, a tale the world has been waiting to read. Well, a few people, anyway."
Greenberg, David: - Since the early 1980s, David Greenberg has been in the trenches, shooting off fusillades into the noisy fray, attempting the marketing of music, artist development, and branding strategy. Presently, he is the Director of Marketing and Development for Music Works International, a Music Booking Agency based North of Boston. In his past life, Greenberg had the ungodly commute into Boston then snaking through the traffic over to Brighton, to direct the marketing at an Agency best left to the imagination, and which still shall not be named much like Ms. Rowling's Voldemort. Greenberg also put in time as the marketing director for 360 Merch, a music merchandising company, and as producer of the music channel for iCAST.com. He got his start in the music industry producing and directing music videos with his company, Second Story Television, and his short-form video, Rubber Rodeo's Scenic Views, was nominated for a Grammy. While at the Rykodisc label, Greenberg worked with Yoko Ono, DEVO, Ringo Starr, Frank Zappa, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Morphine, Bill Laswell, Arthur Lyman, Joe Boyd, MMW, Red Elvises, and Aisha Kandisha's Jarring Effects, along with releasing spoken-word albums by Bill Hicks, Laurence Ferlinghetti, and Jack Kerouac. For PolyGram Home Video, Greenberg channeled his high-schoolishness into the screenplay for the RIAA Platinum-selling long-form video KISS eXposed.
Praise for this book

"For my money, simply the best summer read of all time, ever." EDDIE MONEY

"Again Mahoney? Do you always have to make your book jacket blurbs a feeble attempt at marketing yourself? This is Basket Eddy for godsake! Not your average dummy. Give him respect. Personally, Eddy's book made this year the best year of my life." EDDIE RABBITT

"I look upon dear Eddy as my most favorite and loyal disciple." MARY BAKER EDDY


"Basket? He gave me the "twang." It's true. Hazelwood claims it, but it was Basket, I gave him his nickname, though I don't think that's a story I can tell without letting more than a few "f" bombs explode." DUANE EDDY


"My first crush! Always brill, love!" EDDIE IZZARD


"Wish I didn't know the fucker." EDDIE MURPHY


"Eddie the Head started as a joke around the blokes, but really, it was inspired by Basket Eddy. His shit's fucking sick. Did he spill the beans? I can't...he'd kill me." DAVE MURRAY / IRON MAIDEN


"Carrie said he was the best. Best what, I have no idea. Or I forgot. One of those." EDDIE FISHER