From Giggles to Gasps


New York comedian Scott Rogowsky created fake book covers that parody popular books and took them on the subway to see how people would react.

Titles included Mein Kampf for Kids, Getting Away with Murder for Dummies, and Donald Trump: The Art of Fucking Your Daughter, among many others.

Rogowsky then read the books in the open and surreptitiously filmed people’s reactions, which ranged from giggles to gasps, but very few direct interactions. The resulting video is up on YouTube.

Kelly Lynn Thomas reads, writes, and sometimes sews in Pittsburgh, PA. Her creative work has appeared in Sou’wester, Thin Air Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, metazen, and others, and she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University. She is hopelessly obsessed with Star Wars and can always be found with a large mug of tea. She also runs the very small Wild Age Press. Read more at More from this author →