Who’s Nobody in America

Back in 1979, when being in Who's Who still had some kind of cultural cachet, Derek Evans and Dave Fulwiler decided to create an anti-Who's-Who, which they called "Who's Nobody in America." To acquire entries, they placed the following ad in newspapers:


Will your name be omitted from the 1980 edition of Who's Who?

Nobody Press is currently compiling the 1980 edition of Who's Nobody in America. This handsomely bound and widely distributed reference work will, for the first time, provide a comprehensive list of American nobodies.

If you think you might be a nobody, or know of one, at no cost or obligation, complete the attached request for applications."

Applicants included:
  • A woman who complained she had been seeing her psychiatrist monthly for eight years and he often called her Evelyn. Her name was Mildred.
  • An entire American Legion post in Newport, Ky.

More info: Washington Post

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Aug 28, 2021
     Category: Clubs, Fraternities and Other Self-selecting Organizations | Success & Failure | Books | Satire

This reminds me of a humorous book published in England 100+ years ago, Diary of a Nobody. It's public domain, so you can read it here: https://gutenberg.org/ebooks/1026
Posted by ges on 08/31/21 at 09:20 PM
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