Buzz Bissinger is Trashing Dallas on Twitter Right Now

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Friday Night Lights author and noted Twitter imploder Buzz Bissinger has a new book out called Father's Day, about a road trip he took with his developmentally disabled son. The Morning News trashed it, and apparently Bissinger's book-tour stop in Dallas left him less than impressed.

Together, those two facts have triggered Bissinger's latest Twantrum, which is happening ... now.

Here's a selection of the vitriol:


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Bill In Glens Falls
Bill In Glens Falls

I dropped him a note suggesting he consider backing off and apologizing. I have to say, I have *never* had a writer return a note so quickly. And I have never received anything like what he wrote: "Don't you fucking dare tell me how to behave. I have taught my children to defend themselves against gratuitous and cheap attacks. If that means telling someone to fuck off, so be it. I could care less what you think of me or my books. Tell the whole world not to buy them. Because I am sick and tired of people such as yourself. You make no difference. Get over it."

Steve Zimmerman
Steve Zimmerman

Replace "Dallas" with "Twitter and everyone who uses it" and you're on to something.

Jay
Jay

I always found the idea of Odessa Permian's football team of being overly pampered, yet sympathetic underdogs, to be a laughable premise. I am aware there was a book and television show named "Friday Night Lights"  based on this premise, but neither interested me enough to even consider who wrote the book, or even why. I suppose I couldn't care less what some one hit wonder author named Buzz thinks of Dallas. Maybe he should consider setting up a card table in Dealey Plaza where I understand real authors peddle their work.

trannyntraining
trannyntraining

Now this is how the DO gets page hits. Belittle Dallas....and the cousins, and their cousins, and those cousins that the other cousins don't particularly like talking about....come out of the woodworks. God save the Governor Good Hair!

s
s

First of all, your a fricking nutbag, mentally unstable. By the way I am from Dallas. Just because your publicist, if you have one or yourself doesn't have a clue on how to promote your spare book signing, by using the wrong spare radio stations or however you failed to accomplish this, do not take it out on the city, you spare! Sober up!

Rumpunch
Rumpunch

Apparently this is what Buzz does for fun. Best thing to do is ignore him as he has done his son for the past 24 years.

ts
ts

Time for Buzz to don his cod-piece flight suit, and unfurl that banner.

Schroeder2099
Schroeder2099

The SON is the one who's developmentally disabled? Geez Louise. That must have been a real blind-leading-the-blind road trip.

DannyDuberstein
DannyDuberstein

I think our IQ went up when Buzz and his son left town.

Larry
Larry

His mistake was not namedropping Rush Limbaugh, Jesus, Staubach or Trinity project.  Then the Nooz would have ate him up, or out....

TTT
TTT

He seems a little unhinged, but in his defense RW is pretty douchetastic. Not sure I care that two egocentric twats are slapfighting on the Twittermachine

Timetomoveon
Timetomoveon

His son getting falling into a sink hole would have the same effect with less effort.

Albert
Albert

This is embarrassing.

just sayin'
just sayin'

Looks like bad reviews piss the fucking shit out of ol' Buzz.

Ponce de Dutchie
Ponce de Dutchie

What the hell is wrong with watching cowgirls suck on things? Does it make me stupid or blind?  

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Couldn't get publicity? I heard him on two radio shows. Even if I liked what he wrote, I don't have the time to hit up a book store to see him. Buzz is a hack, reminds me of Skip Bayless.

LJT
LJT

Man, the guy has got some serious anger management issues.  What a tool!

Starla Patterson
Starla Patterson

Wow!  Not only is he really angry, but he is spewing profanity while trying to defend how good of a person he is and how dumb everyone who lives in Dallas is!  I'm pretty sure one of the first things I ever learned was that if I had to spew profanity to make my point, I probably just didn't have that much to say...

LindseyW
LindseyW

Well there is a book I won't be reading...Thanks for being a douchebag on social media, author of  a book I never read, I will not be reading anything you have ever written or will ever write now...thanks to....yourself

Stephanie Riggs
Stephanie Riggs

all press is good press, bitch.  get over yourself!

JesseHughey
JesseHughey

What's he talking about saying he couldn't get any local publicity? Kelly Dearmore wrote a very flattering preview:http://www.dallasobserver.com/...Our readers knew about it and chose not to come. I have to hand it to him, though, saying that the D in Big D stands for Dumb. How clever!

Ellen E.
Ellen E.

It's a very lame and idiotic reply to call boys "girls" and think that it is an insult.

Velvet Handlebar
Velvet Handlebar

LOL, people in Dallas don't even show up for the opening bands of concerts they've paid tickets to see.  Why would they show up for a book talk about a guy that browbeats his sweet-natured, disabled son in a car.  

God, the guy just looks like one of those Dads that screams at his kid at a little league game.  

Sparky
Sparky

Kids, take note -- when you're a professional, and someone gives you a bad review, all you have to do is label it a "personal attack" and then you can go on a public, obscenity-ladened overgeneralizing rant that alienates a not-insignificant market. 

paoreus
paoreus

What a ridiculous tirade. Why would anyone waste their time or effort wondering or caring what some idiot says about Dallas. "I got one bad review? I better through an e-tantrum and verbally stomp my feet and curse the heavens." - Bissinger

...What? Go back to your shadows.

Steve
Steve

Loved Wilonsky's reply: "Fair enough, I'll see if I can borrow Alex's copy".  Miss that guy around here.  I barely can find him on DMN's convoluted website.

Mickister
Mickister

Why would I want to read a book by someone who says things like "dickasaurus douchejuciest jealous prick"?  

Ed D.
Ed D.

A guy gets super-lucky with one book and he thinks that buys him uncritical reviews and free publicity forever? Ah, no. (Although I like the sinkhole theory and, in the interest of science, think we should start with Austin just to establish a baseline.)

G_David
G_David

His Facebook page has a whopping 293 likes.  Which is 292 more than the Buzz Bissinger Sucks FB page, but still pretty pathetic. I couldn't help but posting on his wall.https://www.facebook.com/Autho...

Liz Locksley
Liz Locksley

Someone is just mad they write bad books, his twitter is an intellectual masterpiece. 

Daniel
Daniel

RW is not and has never been a douche.

Guesto
Guesto

 them fightin words 'round these parts.

RTGolden
RTGolden

Blindness is a possibility in that scenario, if Mom was right all those years ago....

Ket
Ket

Add to that, if he couldn't get any publiciity whose fault is that? His publicist, his writing, his personality . . . can you see a trend here, who does it all start with?

Coleman
Coleman

hahaha is this a fake account or something? 

JesseHughey
JesseHughey

...and this from a guy who lives in Philadelphia. Philadelphia!

Van
Van

I lived in Seattle for 6 years...they don't show up for openers either man.

Texaspainter
Texaspainter

 Oh he'll be back....sniff, one day....sniff.. we hope.....................

G_David
G_David

Friend him on FB, you get a link to each of his posts.  Totally worth it.

Its So Sad
Its So Sad

He's trying to help us poa foak expand our voacabulary. Apparently we don't cuss well enough.

Mickister
Mickister

Ooh, just stumbled across this ironic gem on Amazon:"Buzz learns an even more vital lesson about Zach: character transcends intellect."

When I look for someone with character, I look for someone who calls someone else a "dickasaurus douchejuciest jealous prick".

I can't stop now.  I've got more.  Should the author of a book about his special needs son be insulting the intellect of other people?

The only negative review of the book on Amazon says, "I could not enjoy the book for the frequent foul, vulgar and disgusing [sic] language."  So maybe this is par for the course for ol' Buzz.

BitOFun
BitOFun

Leaving aside for the moment "...one of the nation's most honored and distinguished writers...", he touts three books with a colon but lists five. Can you spot the differences in this picture?

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