This Is A Book

This Is A Book

Book - 2011
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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: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446539708
Branch Call Number: 818.607 MAR 2011 22
Characteristics: xiii, 268 p. : ill


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Jun 21, 2017

A brilliant comedy mind sets his sights on a wide range of topics and styles. Highly recommended.

greeneyedmonster Jul 15, 2011

Demetri Martin is a genius. Or at least very very very smart - he graduated from Yale and received a full scholarship to Yale Law. Luckily (for us, anyway), he dropped out of law school and decided to delight us with his style of smart and quirky humor instead. Yay! His book consists of short essays, dialogues, poems, random jokes, and drawings that strike the perfect balance between high- and low-brow humor. Especially impressive is his "Palindromes" chapter, which includes a two-page poem about a man in a strip bar that is one long palindrome, a feat that pretty much made me fall in love with him right then and there. Smart, hilarious, AND adorable? He's lucky I'm married or I'd totally stalk him.

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