Trashed by Derf BackderfTrashed by Derf Backderf


byDerf Backderf

Paperback | November 3, 2015

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Every week we pile our garbage on the curb and it disappears—like magic! The reality is anything but, of course. Trashed, Derf Backderf’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed, award-winning international bestseller My Friend Dahmer, is an ode to the crap job of all crap jobs—garbage collector. Anyone who has ever been trapped in a soul-sucking gig will relate to this tale. Trashed follows the raucous escapades of three 20-something friends as they clean the streets of pile after pile of stinking garbage, while battling annoying small-town bureaucrats, bizarre townfolk, sweltering summer heat, and frigid winter storms. Trashed is fiction, but is inspired by Derf’s own experiences as a garbage­man. Interspersed are nonfiction pages that detail what our garbage is and where it goes. The answers will stun you. Hop on the garbage truck named Betty and ride along with Derf on a journey into the vast, secret world of garbage. Trashed is a hilarious, stomach-churning tale that will leave you laughing and wincing in disbelief.

Soon to be a major motion picture from director Bradley Jay Kaplan (Stealing Cars).
Derf Backderf is the bestselling author of My Friend Dahmer and the recipient of the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for political cartooning. His weekly comic strip, The City, appeared in more than one hundred newspapers over the past twenty-two years. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Title:TrashedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.38 × 6.12 × 0.88 inPublished:November 3, 2015Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781419714542

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Why aren't you reading this? Let's face it, garbage collection is a disgusting job. Very rarely nowadays do we get to put a human face to our sanitation needs. The trucks rumble down the street a mechanical arm extends and picks up the bin to flip it up emptying the contents never to be seen again. Clean, efficient and not given a second thought. Derf Backderf’s funny depiction of the unglamorous job of a Garbage Man reminds us that we have become complacent hiding behind our large green plastic bins. Spaced amongst the fiction are great snippets of non-fiction commentary on the state of garbage today (not so great would be an understatement). I chuckled during garbage collection during the winter only to find myself gag-choking while they collected garbage in the rain. Now that is a GREAT book!
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