Don't Get Mad...Get Even: Stories of the Aspen Practical Joke Years (Paperback)
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"Don't Get Mad...Get Even" is a hilarious compilation of stories, most of them about practical jokes Aspenites played on each other during the years between 1960 and 1980. In those years Aspen was a booming tourist town, buildings were cropping up everywhere like dandelions in the lawn. Fortune tellers were getting elected and passing no-growth density laws to stop the runaway boom. Behind this scene were the crazies who had the foresight to be an integral part of the excitement. They were driven by their passion for skiing but also needed to feed their bellies and entrepreneurs they became. Once their livelihood was assured they began to have some harmless practical joke fun, often at the expense of their friends. There are lots of wild stories like riding a motorcycle through your friend's new house on Halloween night, or filling a friend's borrowed rowboat full of 500 pounds of grape Jell-O. The characters in this book didn't get mad they just got even. This is a journey full of outlandish stories, each chapter a new tale, making this the perfect bathroom or bedside book.