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The Headache Factory: True Tales of Online Obsession and Madness

By: Jim Goad
Narrated by: Jim Goad
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
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If Andy Warhol could have anticipated the Internet, he would have said it’s where everyone will be stalked for at least 15 minutes. Notorious underground author Jim Goad describes himself as “a lowly neutrino in the vast universe of celebrity,” yet he attracts a certain breed of demented fan that treats him as if he’s the second coming of Christ - that is, until they feel he’s somehow snubbed them, at which point he transforms into Satan. The Headache Factory documents Jim’s extensive experiences fending off fans who morphed into stalkers. By turns terrifying and amusing, the book demonstrates how social media enables the antisocial to reach out and touch anyone they want - even if their target doesn’t want to be touched.

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  • Joshm
  • 13-02-18

couldn't finish it

unplug from the internet and don't stick your wang in crazy. about all I got out of it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-08-17

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Jim Goads unorthodox style and unapologetic recounting of his past fans turned feral, pulls you in like gossip with an old friend. you'll find yourself enjoying this one after a heated argument.

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  • DeathOnTheCheap
  • 31-05-19

Insane

Once again another great book from Jim Goad one of the best most unique and eccentric writers ever ,you will get a very thorough account of some of the most disturbing stories of his most obsessed fans and online stalkers !

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  • Michael Burke
  • 31-07-18

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If you like goad due to his taki pieces, then avoid this hideous document. It documents a large chunk of a life wasted with psycho bitches and online trolls. As bright as he sounds on taki, goad seems to lead a life indistinguishable from the cliched loser in moms basement, attacking and counterattacking low lifes in meaningless insult wars. I’m embarrassed for him.

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  • El Alamein
  • 17-05-18

Jim Goad is an excellent writer!

I *loved* this book. Jim is hilarious, and the most disagreeable person that I agree with on nearly everything. His detractors are weak beta males or super chunky hateful feminists whose ad hominem attacks reek of simple jealousy. They envy his talent, because they have none. Their anger makes them transparent.