Trashed, Derf Backderf’s follow-up graphic novel to the critically acclaimed, award-winning international bestseller My Friend Dahmer, is an ode to the crap job of all crap jobs—garbage collector.
“Intriguing, hilarious, and stinky.” —Entertainment Weekly
Every week we pile our garbage on the curb and it disappears—like magic! The reality is anything but, of course. 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 townsfolk, sweltering summer heat, and frigid winter storms.
Trashed is fiction, but is inspired by Derf’s own experiences as a garbageman. 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.
“A downbeat but entertaining ode to the odiferous realities of getting by.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
Also available by Derf Backderf:
My Friend Dahmer
Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio