This Is A Book

This Is A Book

Book - 2011
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Featuring narrative essays, short stories, and conceptual pieces (such as "Protagonists' hospital," where doctors treat only the shoulder wounds of Hollywood action heroes) as well as Martin's signature drawings, absurdities, and one-liners, This is a book delivers sharp jokes, colorful characters, and interesting surprises.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446539708
0446539708
Branch Call Number: 818.607 M3636T 2011
Characteristics: xiii, 268 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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Albscott17
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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