Friday, September 3, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway: How to Sue a Telemarketer by Stephen I. Ostrow, Esq.

In How to Sue a Telemarketer: A Manual for Restoring Peace on Earth One Phone Call at a Time, Stephen I. Ostrow, Esq. provides details on exactly what you have to do to stop telemarketers from driving you crazy! He starts by explaining the laws that the telemarketers need to follow and the specific information you need to get from them when they call. Then he goes into step-by-step details on how to make your way through the court process, from serving the complaint to the telemarketer, to filling out small claims court documents, to surviving your time in court without too much anxiety.

This may sound a bit dry, but Ostrow, who is also an impersonator of the Seinfeld character Kramer, has infused humor throughout, making it a very easy and fun read. There are silly cartoons at the beginning of each chapter, and plenty of tongue-in-cheek commentary from Ostrow. I learned a great deal about what telemarketers can and cannot do, and will be putting a pen and paper next to my phone to stop them the next time they call! The only disappointment I had was learning that I can't stop the political and survey calls. It seems like we get those all the time now.

To learn more, visit the How to Sue a Telemarketer website for more information and excerpts. Also, check out this video. And visit more stops on the blog tour.

My Rating: 3.5/5

This review was written based on a copy of How to Sue a Telemarketer that I received from Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.

I have an extra copy of How to Sue a Telemarketer by Stephen I. Ostrow, Esq. and Ozmo Kramer. If you're interesting in winning a copy, leave a comment and let me know what you normally do when you get a call from a telemarketer! The giveaway will end on Tuesday, September 7 at 10:00pm Eastern Time.


  1. Thanks for hosting! This book sounds fun!
    I always ask for their manager. They hang up on me every time!

  2. The book sounds like a fun and different read. I usually pretend I can't hear them: hello? hello?:)

  3. I was wondering how this was going to turn out when you first mentioned it. I ask to be put on the "do not call list" but lately we've been getting recordings you can't even talk too.

  4. Julie - seriously you do not want to know how I get off the phone with a telemarketer....LOL

    Fun sounding read!


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