You Can Get Arrested For That

You Can Get Arrested For That

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What started out as an innocent board game inspired Rich Smith to undertake a daring crime spree across the United States - a journey to break the dumbest American laws on the statute books. In the Land of the Free, it is illegal to: lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory (South Dakota); play a trumpet with the intention of luring someone to a store (California); and, catch a fish with a lasso (Tennessee). Rich's first problem was narrowing down the huge choice of laws to just twenty-five. The second was persuading his mate Bateman to come along, to do some of the driving - and possibly provide bail money. The third was finding someone who was willing to help him break his first law: one of San Francisco's oldest statutes, which related to oral sex. No, Bateman couldn't help with that one. Join Rich as he attempts his one-man crime wave - almost as difficult as a one-man Mexican wave.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 131 x 200 x 21mm | 216g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552154067
  • 9780552154062
  • 1,018,020

Review quote

"Brilliant and funny...An outrageous romp of a book that feels like it's been waiting for someone to write it forever" Sunday Sport "Smith and a friend go on a mission to break 25 of America's dumbest laws, such as falling alseep in a cheese factory and catching fish with a lasso. Hilarious" Nuts magazine "Opinion is divided in the office on this one... half of us (the girl half) has fallen in love with this student joker and think traversing America while breaking its ridiculous laws is a funny idea...The other half is full of bravado about how they did this sort of thing all the time while at university, too. Either way, it's good for a titter on a long-haul flight" Sunday Timesshow more

About Rich Smith

Rich Smith lives in Portreath on the north Cornish coast. He is currently studying for a degree in journalism. His ambition is to become a primary school teacher and continue travelling, as long as US law inforcement doesn't catch up with him. For more information on Rich Smith, see his website at www.rich-smith.netshow more

Review Text

"Opinion is divided in the office on this one... half of us (the girl half) has fallen in love with this student joker and think traversing America while breaking its ridiculous laws is a funny idea...The other half is full of bravado about how they did this sort of thing all the time while at university, too. Either way, it's good for a titter on a long-haul flight"show more

Back cover copy

'Brilliant and funny...An outrageous romp of a book that feels like it's been waiting for someone to write it forever' Sunday Sport What started out as an innocent board game inspired Rich Smith to undertake a daring crime spree across the United States - a journey to break the dumbest American laws on the statute books. In the Land of the Free, it is illegal to: Lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory (South Dakota) Play a trumpet with the intention of luring someone to a store (California) Catch a fish with a lasso (Tennessee) Rich's first problem was narrowing down the huge choice of laws to just twenty-five. The second was persuading his mate Bateman to come along, to do some of the driving - and possibly provide bail money. The third was finding someone who was willing to help him break his first law: one of San Francisco's oldest statutes, which related to oral sex. No, Bateman couldn't help with that one. Join Rich as he attempts his one-man crime wave - almost as difficult as a one-man Mexican wave.show more

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254 ratings
2.81 out of 5 stars
5 5% (13)
4 20% (51)
3 38% (96)
2 26% (65)
1 11% (29)
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