The “Must Read” Spam Book of the Year, If Not the Decade
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Anyone who is even remotely interested in the spam issue, how spammers work, why spammers spam, and, perhaps most importantly, how the rest of us are contributing to the problem, and what we can do about it, should run, not walk, to their closest bookstore or online bookseller to pick up a copy of Danny Goodman’s outstanding Spam Wars. And I’m not just saying that because she is mentioned in the acknowledgements.

This is the one book which has it all for everybody. Goodman lays it all out, from start to finish, soup to nuts, in not only plain, but very enjoyable English. This is one of the most readable books which I have read in a long time, in any genre. Goodman’s easy, conversational style not only belies a grasp of the knowledge required to undertake such an extensive survey of the history, present, and future of spam and spammers, but that knowledge is slipped under the prose, and imparted to the reader in a smooth, almost surreptitious way. Without even realizing what has happened, the reader will find themselves the next day sharing newly acquired knowledge, gleaned from Spam Wars, startling even themselves at what they have learned in such an enjoyable and unforced fashion.


Even I learned a thing or two from each chapter, and that’s really saying something, as I’ve been around the block a few times or more. Indeed, Goodman’s clear easy-to-follow laydown of the history of the Internet, let alone of spam, is worth the price of admission alone.

And this is what makes this book a must read for everyone, be you a Windows end user desparate for freedom from the crushing weight of the spam awaiting you every morning, or a corporate IT administrator having to deal with users and management neither of whom actually “get it”, or a CEO who needs to impress upon investors and IT department alike the importance of dealing with it right, and dealing with it right now.

Without reserve, I can say that this book is a natural for anyone on your Christmas list (guaranteed that nobody else will give it to your boss, your Aunt Harriet, or your spouse), and they will be pleasantly surprised at just how much they enjoy reading this book. And, of course, don’t forget to pick one up for yourself.

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Spam Wars by Danny Goodman, is published by SelectBooks, Inc.. The ISBN number is 1-59079-063-4.

It is available from Amazon.

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