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Every week we pile our garbage on the curb and it disappears-like magic! The reality is anything but, of course. Trashed, Derf Backderf's follow-up to the critically acclaimed, award-winning international bestseller My Friend Dahmer, is an ode to the crap job of all crap jobs-garbage collector. Anyone who has ever been trapped in a soul-sucking gig will relate to this tale. Trashed follows the raucous escapades of three 20-something friends as they clean the streets of pile after pile of stinking garbage, while battling annoying small-town bureaucrats, bizarre townfolk, sweltering summer heat, and frigid winter storms. Trashed is fiction, but is inspired by Derf's own experiences as a garbageƯman. Interspersed are nonfiction pages that detail what our garbage is and where it goes. The answers will stun you. Hop on the garbage truck named Betty and ride along with Derf on a journey into the vast, secret world of garbage. Trashed is a hilarious, stomach-churning tale that will leave you laughing and wincing in disbelief.
Publisher: [United States] : Abrams, 2015.
Branch Call Number: eComic hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: Backderf, Derf
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Feb 27, 2018


Jan 09, 2018

A fascinating story about garbage and the people who have to deal with it. Graphic story format isn't my favourite, but the drawings and illustrations create an extremely compelling (and personal) story about what we throw away and where it goes.
Strongly recommended reading!

Jun 25, 2017

Shortly after the events described in his book about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, Derf dropped out of college and took a dirty job hauling trash on a smelly city garbage truck. Years later, Derf wrote this cartoon memoir about his garbage truck days. Sadly, the life of a garbage man is not exactly edge-of-your-seat reading material. Derf tries to cover the extremely thin plot by padding the book with a sprinkling of EPA approved educational facts about North America's ever-growing mountain of trash.

May 12, 2017

Great drawings, but no story to speak of, and misogynistic.

Feb 24, 2017

Very good read. I liked the informational passages more than the storyline, though both were engrossing. Encouraged that some garbage dumps are being converted to solar energy farms.

ArapahoeLesley Nov 10, 2016

Sickening and disgusting and disturbing look at our throw away culture, complete disregard for our environment and those who spend their lives picking up after the rest of us. Backderf definitely has his own style that many may not appreciate but this is worth a read.

Aug 08, 2016

Backderf's unique blend of information and autobiography makes for a wonderful look at the trash habits of humanity.

Cynthia_N May 12, 2016

I don't know how he did it but the author made a graphic novel about trash and made it enjoyable and educational!!

dnlgaghan Mar 23, 2016

A great graphic novel, it combines the humor of a disgusting dead end job with facts about garbage. I've heard about the planned obsolescence and how we as American throw away a lot of stuff but some of the facts were disturbing. Fortunately, the humor (for example throwing roadkill at one another) in the book offsets what is a very somber subject.

kirstd31 Mar 22, 2016

Funny and gross. I enjoyed the history and facts about landfills.

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May 15, 2018

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