Davy Rothbart Was a Cruel, Funny Little Boy

| 11/1/2007 4:06:39 PM

Davy Rothbart, the man behind the Found Magazine, books, and blog, has a disturbingly endearing story in the latest issue of Guilt and Pleasure. The piece is about all of the cruel and funny tricks Rothbart would play on his deaf mother, taking advantage of her lack of hearing as any creative child would.

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Funniest to me was any time we pulled up alongside a cop. For precisely these moments I kept my NWA tape in the glove box, cued to the song “Fuck tha Police.”

The ending is a bit… precious, but I got a big kick out of it. I don’t want to give away too much of the story, but I’d love to hear: What kinds of pranks did you play on your parents as a kid?

Bennett Gordon

To read the Guilt and Pleasure piece: Click Here.

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