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From the renowned comedian, creator, star and executive producer/multiple title-holder of Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin comes a bold, original, and rectangular kind of humor book.
Demetri's first literary foray features longer-form essays and conceptual pieces (such as Protagonists' Hospital, a melodrama about the clinic doctors who treat only the flesh wounds and minor head scratches of Hollywood action heroes), as well as his trademark charts, doodles, drawings, one-liners, and lists (i.e., the world views of optimists, pessimists and contortionists), Martin's material is varied, but his unique voice and brilliant mind will keep readers in stitches from beginning to end.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Publication Date:||April 25, 2011|
|Product Length:||5.75 inches|
|Product Width:||1.0 inches|
|Product Height:||8.5 inches|
|Product Weight:||0.9 pounds|
|Package Length:||8.4 inches|
|Package Width:||5.6 inches|
|Package Height:||1.1 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.95 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 97 reviews|
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17 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Brilliiant and funny. Apr 26, 2011
This is one of the most brilliant, intelligent, and hilarious books I've read in a while. It shows Demetri's myriad creative talents. This is not something to read if you're just looking for a quick, cheap laugh. This makes you think and put the pieces together at times. The palindromes along with the massive poem were astounding. His art and drawings made me laugh each time.
Fans may be caught off guard by some material in here. Don't think of it like a comedy standup; it's a book of creative writing and comic musings of different ideas spanning a myriad of eras from the past to future. Some of them are only one line, others are stories that take several pages. Some may even take the form of a short play!
It's uplifting, funny, even dramatic and thought-provoking. It's not your standard comedy book. It's something fresh and different, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone.
11 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Great book, Clever and funny Apr 15, 2011
By Kemuel R. Chavez-vigil
If you stumbled across this book, is because you probably have seen Demetri's show before. I'm not much of a book worm to tell you the truth, but I already read a bit more past the half and let me tell you I'm not dissapointed. Demetri always finds ways to make you think, you really have to have an open mind to understand many of his jokes. Only 3 days with it and nearly done with, I just wished it didn't end, every story, a few sentences, and every drawing brings a laugh or a smile.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Hilarious, beautifully writtenl. Apr 29, 2011
By Gentle Reader
Demetri Martin is a hilarious comic, musician and artist. We all know that. But who knew Martin was such a wonderful essayist? These essays could all be in the New Yorker-- they're that sharp and witty. This is a collection I feel like giving to every guy I know. Funny, funny.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
This is a Review Jul 12, 2011
By Michelle Scott
Comedian Demetri Martin's book is a weird collection of one-line jokes, cartoons, and strange (almost surreal) short stories. It's funny, in a kind of existential way. There really aren't any punchlines and the humor is, at times, so subtle that it can pass you right by. However, it is clever, witty, and most of all, highly entertaining.
When you laugh at Martin's jokes, you instantly feel superior to everyone else who didn't laugh at them because those people, obviously, just aren't as smart or precocious as you and therefore don't understand the humor. And you, of course, can't explain why you're laughing because if you did, it would spoil it.
Martin's one-liners are the kinds of things you wish you were clever enough to post as your FaceBook status updates because they would make you seem so cool and thoughtful. As it is, if you read the book, you'll probably just use his ideas on your FB page because it's not like he's your friend or anything and so won't be checking up on you.
So just read it. It's funny.
12 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Its hilarious Apr 14, 2011
If you're a fan of his comedy, you'll love this book. When I'm reading it in public its difficult not to laugh out loud at some parts.
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